Chris Scanlan has done it again, winning the prizes of A-Grade Player of the Year and Best Defender in the Club for the second consecutive year at Saturday’s presentation night.
To top it off, Scanlan received the prestigious honour of receiving a Norths ring. This is an award that is not presented every year and only awarded to those who have shown true Tiger Spirit, being able to bring something to the club that not everyone can. Anyone with one of these rings has been and will continue to be a long serving member of this club for many years to come.
Tonga Mounga took out the title for best back in the club while Jacob Stephan was named the club’s best forward.
Brittany Breayley topped off an outstanding personal season by taking out the women’s A Grade Best and Fairest award.
Below is the full list of award winners-
Players Player Awards (kindly donated by Warren Kaatz and Peter Brown)
Players Player awards are voted upon by the players of each team. This award is highly regarded by the players as it is recognition by their peers of what transpires on the field that as spectators we sometimes don’t see.
2nd Division – Mitchell Allen
Under 19’s – Lewis Smith
Reserve Grade – Stuart McCabe and Clayton Peeti
A Grade – Jacob Stephan
As this trophy indicates it is awarded to the player that shows continual improvement over the season for each grade, North’s Junior Ladies committee have been long standing donors of this award
2nd Division – Faatali Mataio
U18 – Patrick Redoblado
Reserve Grade – Jack Major
A Grade – Jonathon Newton
NORTHS LEAGUES CLUB HIGHEST TRY SCORER FOR EACH GRADE
2nd Division- Mitchell Allen (8)
U19 – Raiden Fonoti (12)
Reserve Grade – Stuart McCabe and Dion Wilett (8)
A Grade – Anava Fesolai (22)
PATRONS TROPHY – MOST TRIES IN THE CLUB
Anava Fesolai (22)
2nd Division Coaches Awards
Best Forward— Matthew Sua
Best back— Danseka Kewa
Colts Rising Star—Kaelum Fairhurst
Colts Representative player of the year—Kade McGarrigal
Colts Coaches award— Lewis Smith
Rod Kelly Colts best Back— Jesse Matafeo
Rod Kelly Colts Best forward— Raiden Fonoti
Reserve Grade Awards
Bill Drewett BEST & FAIREST – Calvin Duncan
Most Consistent—Keith Mercer
Team Spirit Award—Hal Oram
A Grade Ladies Awards
Most Dependable Player—Annessah Sayer
Most Dedicated Player—Margaret Day
Best Team Mate—Belinda Brown
Most Consistent Player—Brownyn Brown
Womans Program Rookie of the Year—Shelby Green
Womans Program Best and Fairest—Brittany Breayley
A Grade Coaches Awards
Mr Reliable – Brad Oddi
Most Consistent – Brent Newton
Ray Hine Best Back – Tonga Mounga
Merv Verrenkamp Best Forward – Jacob Stephan
Bernie O’Doherty Best & Fairest – Chris Scanlan
SPEED BUMP AWARD - Kurt McLean
SH*T STIRRERS AWARD – Chris Porter
MONTY HEIDKE SHIELD – MOST SERVICEABLE PLAYER
Monty was an outstanding footballer who played for both Queensland and Australia. He was treasurer of the senior football club for 19 years. Monty received life membership of our club for his dedicated efforts over many years. This trophy reflects his philosophy. Monty believed, as a football team is a team sport, a team player rather than an individual player should be rewarded. Both of Monty’s sons played football for Norths.
C Grade: Banks Soa
Under 19: Mitch Raine
Reserve garde: Clayton Peeti (winner)
A Grade: Steven West
MAVIS LOVELL – PLAYER WITH MOST POTENTIAL
Mavis Lovell was an avid North’s supporter as her grandsons started playing at North’s in 1977. She watched North’s growing from a small club to a peoples club, no a family club and never missed a game. This trophy was crafted by her husband in her memory.
C grade: Toni Euini
Under 19: Cameron Haug (winner)
Reserve Grade: Lyndon Reimers
A Grade: Matthew Bettiens
MARGARET ODOHERTY – ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
C Grade: Sam Faamata
Under 19: Kaelum Fairhurst
Reserve Grade: Tuiga Tuiga
A Grade: Matthew Bettiens (winner)
KEN THOMPSON- BEST CLUBMAN
Ken was a footballer who played for Railways/Norths in every junior and senior grade. He held various positions on the committee and was a tireless worker for the club. Ken was a good football player and is best remembered as a great clubman.
C grade: Kurt McLean
Under 19: Lewis Smith
Reserve Grade: Keith Mercer
A Grade: Josh Roberts (winner)
HAUG FAMILY SHIELD – BEST DEFENDER IN CLUB
This award is presented to the player who has the ability to use their tackling and defensive style to nullify the opposition. They are not the copy book defender or the defender who can put on the big hits. But they are the defender who can intimidate the opposition by their in your face style, being in the right place at the right time to negate the opposition attack making them a valuable member of any team.
C Grade: Toni Euini
Under 19: Lewis Smith
Reserve grade: Keith Mercer
A Grade: Chris Scanlan (winner)
TED ZINNERMAN SHIELD – BEST FORWARD IN CLUB – PRESENTER Rose Zinnerman
Ted played football for Canterbury-Bankstown in Sydney and came to North’s after his playing days were over. He coached several junior teams and managed senior sides. He was managing the A Grade team when he passed away in 1976.
C Grade: Matt Sua
Under 19: Raiden Fonoti
Reserve grade: Clayton Peeti
A Grade: Jacob Stephan (winner)
STUMER FAMILY – BEST BACK IN CLUB
Pat Stumer was a Railways/North’s supporter for 40 years and a member of the ladies committee that later became the Junior Ladies Committee. Pat’s cheery smile was a familiar sight at junior and senior games while she did what she liked best, working with the other ladies in the canteen for our club.
C grade: Dan Kewa
Under 19: Jesse Matafeo
Reserve Grade: Dion Willett
A Grade Tonga Mounga (winner)
ROD KELLY OLD BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Think of Rod Kelly and you immediately think of a hard playing, hard working and hard drinking member of Northern Suburbs. Rod had a passion for the club most people will not understand. He was an inaugural member of Norths Old Boys and was instrumental in organizing golf and bowls days as well as building the beer garden and can bar at the club. As the Old boys President, Rod wanted to give something to the A Grade Player of the year and it is a much sort after award at the club.