PORT Fairy's sole representative in the Hampden teams that played Ovens and Murray last Sunday in Melbourne made the most of his opportunity.
With no player picked to play for the league in the Hampden senior team, Isaac Martin was the only Port Fairy player to don the green and white when he took up his place in the under 18s squad at the weekend.
Martin played on the wing and was a damaging player for Hampden despite its 45 point-loss.
Martin's efforts were recognised when he was named among his team's best six players for the day.
Back home, the Port Fairy junior teams travelled to Cobden last Sunday on a cold and wintery day.
The Seagulls' under 14s took on third-placed Bombers. At half-time an upset was on the cards with Port Fairy trailing by just two goals.
But the Bombers had the better of the second half, kicking seven goals to two to win by 47 points.
Angus Lynch was named the Seagulls' best, with Max Stoddart and Joe Lenehan also putting in solid showings.
The task was no easier in the under 16s game against Cobden, which is second on the ladder and yet to lose a game .
The Bombers showed why they are so high in the pecking order, winning by 99 points against a team that stuck to its task against the odds.
Colin Harwood was the Seagulls' best player, along with Jack Hearn and Dylan Cox.
The under 14s netball game was a close affair with Cobden getting the final result its way 27-19.
Alice Leddin shot 12 goals in a best-on-court showing , while Erin Giblin and Elizabeth Farley were also good players.
This weekend both the senior and junior sections of the club take on the North Warrnambool Eagles.
The senior action on Saturday will be at Bushfield, while the juniors will play at the Gardens Oval on Sunday.