Presentation Day Winners and Grinners

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Several hundred people turned out at Bannockburn Oval for this year’s Presentation Day. There was plenty of fun for the kids, food, and good times. All the winners and photos are presented here for your viewing satisfaction.
Update: photos are now available.

Awards

Using the feedback from parents and players, the following teams and individuals are singled out for achievements in Season 2013. Well done to all!

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Manager of the Year – Kirsty Pearce (U7 Cahill)
“Kirsty has been instrumental in ensuring both the kids and parents have had another fun-filled season. Not only has she ensured that we are all clear on where we need to be on match day, but also ensured that training every week is fun – probably due to the weekly bubbles and cheese platters.”

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Coach of the Year – Craig Watt (U6 McDonald)
“Craig was always absolutely committed to the team. He is gentle but firm and an excellent team motivator. He took the time to personally thank each child after each training session and each game for coming along and trying their best. He got the best out of each of the kids each week and his passion for the game and for the kids to do their best was unrivaled. He was dedicated and committed to the team every week both at training and on the day, even rearranging work plans on the Gala Day just so he could be there. If we had Craig as a coach each year we’d be over the moon.”

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Best Team Award – U10A
Oliver Bacon, James Bell, Ewan Davies, Zac De La Rue Browne, Cal Dengate, Jacob Haynes, Mackenzie Hill, Luke Horbach, Lachlan Keir, Benjamin Kellaway, Rex Pearce, Peter Poulos, Colm Walsh with Manager Marion Bell and Mandy Dengate and Coach Adrian Horbach.

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Team Spirit Award – U9 Wilkshire
“This team could teach adults how to behave when the chips are down. After a first game 17-0 loss in the pouring rain they still shook hands and congratulated the opposing team. A very sad start to the season, their little shoulders and heads low, but they picked themselves up, trained hard and enjoyed game after game, loss after loss. These wee lads kept trying because they were having fun with their friends and enjoying the game. The wins that came were all the more special because they were unexpected. I have enjoyed seeing the smiles on their faces, the laughter and comradeship that has come no matter the result of the game. This is what being part of a team and a club is all about.”

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Endeavour Award – U6 Ryan
“I have never heard these 4 and 5 year old boys say “I don’t want to play today or I hate soccer” they come every week with a smile on their face, have improved, had fun at both training and games and have only won 2 games. When they score a goal they are excited for each other and think they have won! I am so proud of them for not giving up.”

Club Person of the Year – Duncan Peake
Duncan has served as Secretary for many years, long after his direct participation as a player ceased, and even after he moved out of the area. We acknowledge Duncan’s contribution to the smooth running of the Club over an extended period. With a new baby, Duncan has pulled up sticks to focus his energies – thanks Duncan!
Team Awards:

  • U12A Player’s Player: Charles Hopkins
  • U12C Golden Boot: Harry McSweeney
  • U12C Most Improved: Pat Dahill
  • U12C Defender of the Year: Joe Hardy
  • U12C Most Spirited Team Player: Matt Nicholas
  • U12C Encouragement Award: Seoungwoo Son
  • U16 Golden Boot: Xavier Cordier
  • U16 Most Spirited: Geordie Wilson
  • U16 Coach’s Player Award: Jack Green
  • U16 Player’s Player: Ryan Holland
  • M35 Reserves Player’s Player: Angus Patterson
  • M35 Firsts Player’s Player: Ed Cox

Photos From the Day