Woodville-West Torrens defender Joseph Sinor says coach Michael Godden played a significant role in him winning the 2017 Powerade Breakthrough Player Award.
Earning a $2000 cash prize and a trophy courtesy of SANFL Premier Partner Coca-Cola, Sinor epitomised the new name of the Award after averaging 24 disposals having played in all 20 matches this season.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 23-year-old revealed he nearly left Oval Avenue this time last year before being convinced by Godden and Eagles Football Manager Luke Powell to stay despite playing just 10 Macca’s League games in four seasons.
Sinor took the most marks in the Macca’s League this season as well as going at nearly 80 per cent disposal efficiency playing a rebounding role out of defence.
An electrician by trade, the Henley Football Club product was also named in the back pocket of 2017 The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year.