Chopper Wins B&F

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:

SENIORS

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

RESERVES

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


SENIOR WOMENS

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!