Presentation Night was a great success with the function room of the London Hotel packed with players, wives and girlfriends and supporters.
Hamid Mangal won the Bill Murphy Award for Reserve Grade Best & Fairest in his first year back at the club. We expect big thing from Hammer on the field in 2016!
Brett Wall was runner up and stormed home in the count after Coach Joel Gray moved him from the back line to the mid field.
Max Friend was third after starting the year in 5th Division and finishing the year in 1st Grade.
Luke Wilby was the leading Goal Kicker.
Ryan Betts took home the Most Improved Award while Frances Walkers wrapped up the Reserve Grade Awards with the Coaches Award.
Joel Gray said the reserves started well but struggled after 1st grade was hit with injuries. Gray says he will continue to coach the Reserves in 2016 and expects nothing less than a finals appearance in 2016 if the boys commit to a solid pre-season and regular training.
In First Grade Hugh Priest backed up his 1st Division B&F Snow medal with the L.C Lock award for First Grade Best & Fairest. Priest will also be our senior coach in 2016.
Wayd Blackburne was runner up and well deserved after a great season and he only got better as the year progressed.
James Webster was third. Webby held his own in the back line and prevented many goals with his tackling, pressure and ability to break the lines.
Luke Jarjoura won the leading Goal Kicker award with 49 goals.
Harry Jenkins and Alistaire Duell-Ferguson took out the Most Improved Award which was well deserved. Harry is probably the best defender in the comp and went to the oppositions #1 forward every week. Alistaire took his game to another level this year and cemented his place in the first 22 rotating through the midfield and playing up forward.
Luke Elasi received the Coaches award after his break out season where he was unstoppable in both finals.
Harry Jenkins doubled up with the Most Consistent Award, which is well deserved.
For Club Awards, Gary Bennell was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award. Gary was our timekeeper/scoreboard operator for every home game. He wrote our year book last year and will make this years book as well.
Finally, and most importantly, Kevin Meade was inducted as a Life Member. Kevin is a stalwart of the club and was 1st Grade Team Manager this year. He has also been Club President and Coached the U18s to a Premiership in 2006. He’s been around long enough to be part of the furniture and we hope he continues to help out and do what he does best! Congratulations Kevin.
First Grade B&F Count
Reserve Grade B&F Count
=7. Robbie McDonald
=7. Andrew McDonald
=7. Jimmy Roberts
=10. Ryan Hughes
=10. Brendan Cann
=10. James Julian West
Make sure you get to Presentation Night on Friday the 9th of October at the London Hotel at 7pm.
In lieu of a cover charge the club will ask for a cash donation of an amount you feel comfortable with. This will go directly towards expenses and help provide Sherrin Footies to train with amongst other expenses required to run a footy club.
It’s important that the entire club which includes players from 1sts, 2nds, 5ths, volunteers and supporters attend Presentation Night to make it a great event.
We will auction off some footy memorabilia and there will be a lucky door prize.