"Flying Mullet" takes top prize

SOCCER MAD: Lions star James Hazeal earned this larger than life trophy for being the Fairest and Best in A Grade this year. He was also named the players' Player of the Year. Photo: supplied.

SOCCER MAD: Lions star James Hazeal earned this larger than life trophy for being the Fairest and Best in A Grade this year. He was also named the players' Player of the Year. Photo: supplied.

Lions' "Flying Mullet" James Hazeal has swooped in to claim the Whyalla Soccer Association Fairest and Best along with the players' Player of the Year award to cap off a massive year for the club .

Having starred in the midfield this year, Hazeal won both awards with plenty in hand ahead of Steel United's Logan Green and Mitchell Johnston .

In the reserves Steel United's Marty Roughedge won the Fairest and Best in a canter with a whooping 22 votes while his club mate Oscar Elmslie won the Youth Player of the Year .

Wanderers Daniel Binetti won the Golden Boot and became the first player in Whyalla soccer history to win the award with a club that finished bottom. Brandon Gibbs took out the same trophy in the reserves.

Brandon also capped off a stellar year winning the Keeper of the Year award while young star Ethan Fay did the same in the reserves in his first full season .

Brian Murphy , Phil Cash and Gordon Worsnop were given life memberships for their ongoing contribution to the game in Whyalla .