Last Thursday night the Senior section of the Club announced its Best & Fairest Award Winners for 2019.
This involved the Seniors, Reserves, U19s and Senior Womens.
In the closely contested battle for the Mick Kirkby Trophy and Club Champion Award, Cal Heath prevailed to win the prestigious award from joint 2nd placed winners Chris Grigoriadis and James Taylor.
Cal's B&F trophy was presented by Jan Kirkby, wife of the late Mick Kirkby, a legend of the club in whose honour the Club Champion trophy is named.
It was a tremendous reward for Cal, affectionately known as Chopper, who had an amazing season as the club's premier ruckman. Cal's trademark leapt and mark became common place, often repelling the opposition's progress with telling marks down the line or in the centre of the field. His fitness and determination was inspirational and this was matched by his off field demeneour and leadership. Chopper Heath a deserved Club Champion!
Chris Grigoriadis and James Taylor both had great seasons and either one of these boys would have been a worthy winners.
Nick Wall won the DAMIEN GUIDOLIN U19 B & F for an outstanding season while the evergreen Sean Coote was a popular winner of the Reserves B & F.
The Womens B & F was won by Sarah Collins closely followed by Sasha Long.
The Steve Caffyn 'Club Person of the Year' was jointly won by Paul Davis & Liz Heath while Matt Petering won the highly respected Tim Russell Mateship Award.
In other major awards Scott Gower and Sam Basis won the Players Player awrds for the Mens and Womens respectively.
The complete list of award winners as follows:
MICK KIRKBY CLUB CHAMPION AWARD - CALLUM HEATH
EQUAL RUNNER UP - JAMES TAYLOR
EQUAL RUNNER UP - CHRIS GRIGORIADES
THIRD BEST AND FAIREST - DAMIEN JOHNS
PLAYERS PLAYER AWARD - SCOTT GOWER
MERCEDES-BENZ BRIGHTON RISING STAR - OSCAR McMASTER
PLAYER OF FINAL - LEWIS DIGGINS
BEST AND FAIREST - SEAN COOTE
RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST - JAI CAPSALIS
THIRD BEST AND FAIREST - MICHAEL DE FONTENAY
COACHES AWARD - LOUIS MARTIN
BEST 1ST YEAR PLAYER - CAMPBELL TEDDE
BEST 1ST YEAR PLAYER - WILL AVERY
UNDER 19 PREMIER
DAMIEN GUIDOLIN UNDER 19 B&F WINNER - NICK WALL
RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST - FINLAY CALLAHAN
THIRD BEST AND FAIREST - NATHAN BAZZANI
MOST IMPROVED - ZACHARY BARUHAS
COACHES AWARD - RONAN LADDS
BEST AND FAIREST - SARAH COLLINS
RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST - SASHA LONG
THIRD BEST AND FAIREST - LAUREN HARINGSMA
SHARK OF THE YEAR - ZOE LARRIEU
TOUGHEST PLAYER - EMILY VAN DE WATER
FINALS MVP - SIENNA TEDDE
PLAYERS PLAYER AWARD - SAM BAISAS
ANDY GOLDBERG TRAINERS AWARD - ALEX ANTONOPOULOS
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Congratulations to all the winners and GO SHARKS!