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Senior Presentation Evening 2023

Bardon Latrobe hosted our annual Senior Presentation event at our clubhouse to present player and team awards to our senior cohort.

Club Awards

President Samuel Irvine Casey gave an address and presented the club awards.

all photos courtesy of Sev Buttigeig

The winner of the Rob Wheeler Spirit of Bardon Latrobe Award was Gerard Doyle. Gerard was acknowldged for his work as miniroos vice president in 2023. Gerard has brought a passion and dedication to the role and is working hard to improve coaching at the club.

Rob Wheeler Spirit of Bardon Latrobe Award Gerard Doyle

The winner ot the Tom Connolly Senior Player of the Year Award was Austyn Boardman. Austyn returned to the club in 2023 and captained the FQPL5 team to promotion. He scored 14 goals in the season and is the first player to receive the award twice.

The Gibby Rowan Clubperson of the Year was awarded to Neil Wallington. Neil, also known as Wally, is a long time volunteer at the club and has always been one of the first people to put their hand up when volunteers have been required. Wally has spent several years involved with the facilities team and in various coaching roles around the club. This season he took over as Over 35s coordinator, led the school holiday clinics and was also instrumental in the clubs celebrations and events for the Women’s World Cup.

Gibby Rowan Clubperson of the Year Neil Wallington

The Club also acknowledged the hard work of Onley Chen and the rest of the canteen team for the amazing contribution they made to the club this year

Team Awards

Kicking off proceedings for the team awards, Over 35s Divsion 6 coach James Downton presented the following awards;

The Medicare Award for Most Injured Player – Mark Sjoberg

Coach’s Player – Sam Perpich

Player’s Player – Ola Hameus

Over 35s division 4 coach Ben Smee then presented team awards to;

Best Defensive Play: Matt Smith

Coach’s Player: Paul Spezza

Player’s Player: Tony Saunders

Over 35s division 2 awards were presented by coach Ross Parker and Dale West;

Fantasy MVP – Kevin Thai

Coach’s Player – Christian Dresing

Player’s Player – Ash Christianson

Over 35s division 1 awards were presented by Justin.

Coach’s Player – Rich Aplin

Coach’s Player #2 – David Bounds

Player’ Player – Jorge Vargas

Over 45s player Graeme Filippi then presented awards to our senior seniors, winners included;

X Award – Greg Elphinston

Coach’s Player – Roy Horsham

Player’s Player – George Cumplido

Coach of the Women’s Over 30s team Robbie Dickson then presented team awards;

The Spark Award – Susan Canniffe

Best and Fairest – Kellie Keane

Player’s Player – Rebecca Boley

Jay Hilditch and Samuel Irvine Casey presented awards for Metro 7s;

Most Improved – Blake Hofland

Coach’s Player – Andy Graham

Player’s Player – Jay Hilditch

Rory Wheeler then presented the Metro 5s awards;

Fantasy MVP – Robbie Field

Coach’s Player – Sean Jones

Player’s Player – Jeremy McKay

Coach Deric Woodford presented the U23s awards to;

Coach’s Player: James Morris

Player’s Player: Keegan Smythe

MVP – Daniel Karagiannis

Russell Mapri presented the FQPL team awards to:

Coach’s Player: Ben Stanley

Player’s Player: Blake Matheson

MVP: Andrew Gold

Two other club awards were handed out;

Golden Boot – Robbie Field (Metro 5)

Golden Gloves – Dean Perkins (FQPL5)

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