Poch storms in to win fairest and best medal

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Poch Amores won the Ken Baxter Medal as the fairest and best player in the colts division.
Camera IconPoch Amores won the Ken Baxter Medal as the fairest and best player in the colts division. Credit: Cameron Newbold

Talented midfielder Poch Amores has been reward for his superb Landmark Country Football Championships by winning the Ken Baxter Medal as the fairest and best player in the colts division.

Amores became the third Great Southern Storm player in history to win the medal, etching his name alongside Corey Linthorne (2017) and Logan Stubber (2015), after being judged by the umpires as the best player across three days of colts competition.

The 17-year-old Royals product was an ultra-consistent contributor through midfield and out on the wing as Storm won their first four games of the carnival before falling to South West in the grand final.

Amores was part of a breakthrough championships for the Storm group as they emerged with four victories and had a record amount of players named in the 2019 CBH Colts All Stars.

The Great Southern Storm’s eight CBH Colts All Stars representatives.
Camera IconThe Great Southern Storm’s eight CBH Colts All Stars representatives. Credit: Cameron Newbold

Joining Amores in the All Stars were Storm teammates Brody Ogle, Sean Williams, Brent Parsons, Alex Pearce, Hamish McMorran, Henrick Alforque and Kalin Lane.

Having eight players named in the All Stars was a first for the Storm program and head coach Glynn Verbruggen said that was testament to the consistency.

“Poch has put his name up there in front of the Claremont guys with a fantastic carnival,” he said. “I was really impressed by the eight All Stars.”

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