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Burnie Dockers’ vice-captain Nick Walters is honoured to get the opportunity to play for the Cameron Baird Shield for the fourth time in the NWFL round 17 fixture against Devonport at West Park on Saturday.

Honoured: 2017 Cameron Baird Medalist Nick Walters holds the Cameron Baird Shield. Picture: Paul Scambler.

Burnie                                  3.4,  6.11,  11.12,  15.19  (109)

Devonport                               3.5,  5.6,  6.11,  6.14  (50)

Boag was also rewarded for his selflessness in the game, being chosen as the Cameron Baird Medalist by the RSL voting panel.

Dockers coach Brent Plant said the players embraced the importance of the day honouring Baird and learned the sacrifice made by the Corporal.

“We had Royce Crawn from the RSL and very close to the Baird family speak to the players before the game and he provided the boys with a little bit about his tours of duty,” Plant said.

“It was a pretty valuable 10 minutes when he spoke to us and during the meeting we put up a photo of Cameron and they passed the medal around the room, so they all could see at what they were trying to receive.

“Bailey was the recipient of the medal, voted on by members of the RSL and the type of player Bailey is, he was very worthy.”


See the before and after stories here:

Before – Dockers, Magpies continue Cameron Baird shield tradition

After – Dockers in control after Baird Shield win