The prize giving was held on the 16th of March, great attendance from peewees through to elite and into the senior and Dek leagues.
There were a number of prizes doled out, but with a specific focus this year toward dedication and sportsmanship (as voted for by other players), as well as the traditional top players and team prizes. This gave the awards night a really friendly family feeling.
Of course there were some players that took home a lot of silverware, but there were a number of players who were given awards which really surprised them, most improved players, and best sporting attitude attracted a lot of cheers from the crowd, and big smiles from those awarded.
Of special note there was an award of a lovely crystal decanter and glasses to Nick Francis for giving up so much of his time to referee and run games. He was thrust into this when Grant was not able to ref anymore as the sport really got popular. Without his input the last season would not have been the success that it was.
There were also 4 awards to the youth players from the Stanley Penguins for their efforts during the Mega Patagonian Tournament. Who not only took home gold in their own age category but were hugely inspiring and instrumental in the success of the senior team. Theo Duncan, Matt Francis, Malachi Budd, and Tom Watson all took home a special trophy for this accolade.
A warm and heartfelt thank you to all those who came along, and specifically Nevill from the Chandlery, Eileen Jaffray from Stephen Jaffray Memorial Fund, and Rob Hoy from Sure for presenting trophies. Also thank you to Andrew Newman for being compere again, cracking job lad.
Also thanks to all the players and parents from the last year, and the years before, for supporting the club and the sport. We keep finding new highs and I hope this year will be no exception. The teams this year are hugely competitive; there was much discussion after the new teams announcement about the upcoming seasons, and it sounds like it could be a fun one.
Well done everyone, and we look forward to seeing you at the launch party on Saturday the 23rd in the leisure centre from 6.