South Clare Sports Club 2018 | GALLERY

South Clare Sports Club had their Senior Presentation Night was held on Friday, Sept 7 at The Valleys Lifestyle Centre. The night consisted of dinner and awards. The winners were well deserved senior winners.

It was a great night for the seniors as everyone was having a great night celebrating each other.

Senior Netball: For the first time ever the U15 were joining the senior grades for the dinner. They are now a part of the Seniors Netball Team at South Clare Sports Club. They missed out on getting their photo taken but the winners were: 

U15 BEST AND FAIREST

Chelsea Duke 

Donated by Landmark Clare

U15 RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Sally Grigg 

Donated by the Stanway Family

U15 MOST IMPROVED

WINNER: Charlotte Fuller 

Donated by Bree Mensforth

C1 BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Mandy Knight (right)

Donated by Starlight Jewellery & Devine Art

C1 RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST

WINNERS (tie): Kelsey Pengilly (left) & Ruby Frick (centre) 

Donated by the Tappin & Heath Families respectively

C1 MOST IMPROVED

WINNER: Ella Hall (absent)

Donated by Mandy Knight

C2 BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Zoe Hendry (left)

Donated by the Barry Family

C2 RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Alicia Cash (absent)

Donated by the Woodrow Family

C2 MOST IMPROVED

WINNER: Sami Dinham (right)

Donated by Katie & Kathy Woodrow

B1 BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Tenille Mannion (left)

Donated by Hailey Koch 

B1 RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Eliza Burton (centre)

Donated by Landmark Clare

B1 COACHES TROPHY

WINNER: Lucy Malycha (right)

Donated by Bianca Driver

B2 BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Grace Frick (left)

Donated by Landmark Clare

B2 RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Emma Young (absent)

Donated by Brothers in Arms Painting & Decorating

B2 MOST IMPROVED

WINNER: Sarah Gill (right)

Donated by Emma Young

The A squad got a joint photo to celebrate their squad’s winnings:

A2 BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Kristy Lewis (right)

Donated by Carly McInerney 

A2 RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Kylie Murphy (third from left)

Donated by OTM Civil Engineering

A2 COACHES TROPHY

WINNER: Alexia Bache (left)

Donated by Kathy Woodrow

A1 BEST AND FAIREST

MICHELLE BRUCE PERPETUAL TROPHY

Michelle Bruce played A Grade netball for South Clare and was a much loved player and club member. Tragically, Michelle passed away at a young age from cancer. Her husband Clarrie and daughter Yana are proud to see the Michelle Bruce Memorial Trophy awarded in Michelle's memory to the Best & Fairest A Grade player each year.

WINNER: Katie Liebelt (third from right)

EVON JONES AWARD - MOST CLUB VOTES

Evon Jones worked tirelessly for South Clare over many years and was recognised with a Life Membership in 1982. She had contributed in many ways, including serving as President for 12 years, umpiring and coaching many successful teams. In fact, many young Southies had Evon to thank for their Premiership wins and more importantly, for fostering their love of the game and of our club. Sadly, Evon passed away in 2016. We miss her at the table as she was always here, but are very proud to honour her memory with the continuation of this award. 

WINNER: Katie Liebelt (third from right)

Donated by Julianne & Paul Smith 

A1 RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Hailey Koch (second from right)

Donated by Carly McInerney 

A1 COACHES TROPHY

WINNER: Sophie Cocks (centre)

Donated by Katie Liebelt 

BEST U21 PLAYER

WINNER: Bella Rawlings (second from left)

Donated by Mid North Motor Co

Senior Football:

B GRADE BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Sam Parish (second from left at the back)

Donated by Tod Owen 

B GRADE RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Isaac Long (absent)

Donated by Kevin Reynolds & Mark Mensforth

B GRADE COACHES TROPHY

WINNER: Jacob Bache (back left)

Donated by Kevin Reynolds 

B GRADE MOST IMPROVED

WINNER: Sam Bevan (back right)

Donated by Tod Owen 

B GRADE BEST TEAM MAN

WINNER: David Kocsis (front left)

Donated by Brothers in Arms Painting & Decorating

B GRADE MOST CONSISTENT

WINNER: Blake Day (front right)

Donated by Kevin & Rebecca Reynolds 

SENIOR FOOTBALL MOST COURAGEOUS

WINNER: Tod Owen (second from the right at the back)

Donated by OTM Civil Engineering

A GRADE BEST AND FAIREST

EK DUNSTAN MEMORIAL TROPHY

Ken Dunstan had been associated with South Clare since the beginning - he'd played, been heavily involved in the social side of the club and in 1983 was elected President. Tragically, in June of that year, Ken was killed in a car accident. Prior to his death, he'd been confident that 'this was South Clare A Grade's premiership year' so it was fitting and bitter sweet that the boys did in fact go on to win the Grand Final. The EK Dunstan Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the B&F A Grade player in honour of Ken's memory and his contribution to South Clare.

WINNER: Dom Costanzo (centre)

Donated by DocAir

A GRADE RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST

WINNER: Mitch Reynolds (left)

Donated by Michael Liebelt 

A GRADE COACHES TROPHY

WINNER: Alex Falconer (second from left)

Donated by Michael Contracting

A GRADE MOST IMPROVED

WINNER: Ben Dinning (absent)

Donated by MAIT Plumbing

NOEL SMITH MEMORIAL AWARD - A GRADE BEST TEAM MAN

Noel Smith was an A Grade player, an A Grade premiership coach in 1986, a Life Member, an association delegate, Senior Football Director and one of those guys who took care of whatever needed doing around the club with little fuss. On top of all this, he was just a really good bloke. Noel passed away in December of 2008 and the Noel Smith Memorial Award is presented each year in memory of his contribution to South Clare. 

WINNER: Matty Allen (right)

Donated by the Barton Family

BEST U21 PLAYER

WINNER: Chad Gilbert (second from right)

Donated by Mid North Motor Co

The next photos are of the winners of the Mr Mac junior volunteer of the Year and Terrence Managan Volunteer of the Year:

MR MAC JUNIOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

This trophy was named for a club and league legend - when it comes to junior sport, Mr Mac (Mike Macavaney) is the perfect example of a tireless volunteer. The inaugural trophy was presented in 2016 which fittingly was also the 20th year of Auskick run by Mr Mac for junior footballers throughout NEFL. This award will be given to recognise the efforts of a young go getter at South Clare; someone who has made a significant volunteer contribution to benefit our club and its members.

WINNER: Jacob Bache (left)

TERRENCE MANAGAN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Terrence Managan is from Ireland and first formed an association with Clare on a visit to Australia with the Lion's Club. He was friends of the Duggin family and also forged a strong friendship with the Vandeleurs. Terrence visits his friends in Australia (and Clare) regularly and is a mad sports fan, historian and devoted volunteer himself - given this and his connection with the Vandy's, Terrence generously donated a trophy to South Clare to allow a club volunteer to be recognised each year for their outstanding contribution.

WINNER: Kellie Samuel (right)

South Clare’s Junior Presentation Day held on Sunday, Sept 16 at the Clare High School gym. The awards were given to the well-deserved junior winners.

Junior Football:

U14 Best Finals Player

WINNER: Bodie McNeil (back right)

Donated by: The Hennessey Family

U14 Most Reliable

WINNER: Ryan Stocker (front right)

Donated by: Jacob Bache

Terry Giles Memorial Award – U14 incentive

WINNER: Hamish Tappin (back, second from right)

Donated by: Barb Stutley

Terry Giles was a South Clare Junior Colts team manager before he died tragically from Motor Neuron Disease. Terry always thought the young fellas that showed commitment and dedication to their footy by giving it everything every week, including at trainings, deserved to be recognised. The award was/is designed to encourage a young man showing those attributes to continue playing footy.

U14 Best Team Man

WINNER: Alex Head (back, second from left)

Donated by: Tod Owen

U14 Coaches Trophy

WINNER: Connor Duke (front left)

Donated by: Clare Valley Veterinary Services

U14 Runner-up Best and Fairest

WINNER: Jackson Wurfel (back left)

Donated by: The McNeil Family

Bob Haynes Memorial Award – U14 Best and Fairest

WINNER: Bodie McNeil (back right)

Donated by: Mid North Motor Co

Bob Haynes was awarded Life Membership of South Clare in the 60's for his service to the club. He was a trainer and was involved in Junior footy for many years. This trophy honours his contribution and commitment to our Junior footballers.

Junior Netball:

J2 Coaches Trophy

WINNER: Zoe Griffin (left)

Donated by: Ben Johnson 

J2 Runner-up Best and Fairest

WINNER: Amber Harris (centre)

Donated by: honeycomb.design

J2 Best and Fairest

WINNER: Shiloh Weatherley (right)

Donated by: The Kimber Family

J1 Coaches Trophy

WINNER: Rebecca Lehmann (right)

Donated by: Mandy Knight 

J1 Runner-up Best and Fairest

WINNER: Amelia (Millie) Lalic (left)

Donated by: Tamara Buddle 

J1 Best and Fairest

WINNER: Sophie Driver (centre) 

Donated by OTM Civil Engineering

Greg Minney Memorial Award - Minis

WINNER: Cooper Wurfel 

This award was introduced in 2005 following Greg’s sudden and tragic death from a heart attack. It was created to honour the commitment and contribution he provided to South Clare Junior Football by recognising a mini’s player who encouraged and supported their teammates, coaches and the club, one who showed great commitment to their football, and one with the most potential to succeed at the highest level. In essence, this award is a club values award.

U17 Best Finals Player

WINNER: Will Pitt (right)

Donated by: The Kimber Family

U17 Development Award

WINNER: Russell Perez (absent)

Donated by: OTM Civil Engineering

U17 Most Reliable

WINNER: Charlie Dinning (centre) 

Donated by: DocAir

U17 Best Team Man

WINNER: Mathew Grigg (left)

Donated by: Tod Owen 

U17 Coaches Award

WINNER: Tom Hall (absent)

Donated by: Mark Bennie 

U17 Runner-up Best and Fairest

WINNER: Will Pitt (right)

Donated by: The Lucas / Samuel Family

U17 Best and Fairest

WINNER: Charlie Dinning (centre)

Donated by: Mid North Motor Co

The Senior and Junior winners did a great job this year. They work hard all season and the winners should be proud of themselves.

Photo taken by Sandy Kimber