Skipper leads the way for Tweed Heads Seagulls

The Tweed Heads Seagulls held their annual presentation night earlier this month at Seagulls Club to recognise their star performers on and off the field.

Club captain Cheyne Whitelaw took out the Club Best and Fairest award, with inspirational A Grade skipper Josh Harvey being recognised as Clubman of the Year.

Players' Player winner across the grades were Tom Dearden (Under 18 Mal Meninga), Liam Hampson (Under 20 Hastings Deering Colts) and Lamar Liolevave (Intrust Super Cup).

"I want to say a big thank you to all of our players and coaching staff who have put in a massive effort and some outstanding performances this season," Seagulls CEO Paul Stephenson said.

"We had four wins last season and so to finish this season with nine is a big improvement and a really competitive competition.

"We've had a really solid season both on and off the field and I feel we've laid solid foundations from which to launch serious tilt at all competitions next year.

"I'd like to acknowledge coach Kevin Campion and captain Josh Harvey who led our A Grade side to the grand final this year."

Tom Dearden was the Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year. Photo: Supplied.
Tom Dearden was the Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year. Photo: Supplied.

Club chairman Ian 'Rex' Paton said he was proud of the effort the players and coaching staff had put in this season.

"Off the field, we've had great support from our coaching staff and volunteers and I'd like to thank them for everything they do for the club," Paton said.

"I'd also like to acknowledge the leadership of our CEO Paul Stephenson who has stepped up and shown great leadership to put the club in a great position for next season and beyond."

Some of the off-field highlights for the club include:

• A partnership with major sponsor Ben Campbell Building Group.
Appointing the club's first female board member in its 110 year history, Brigid Davey
• A new partnership with Gold Coast Airport which has allowed the club to secure one of the top women's coaches in the game in Kiwi Ferns coach Kelvin Wright to coach the inaugural women's team
• $300,000 grant funding from the NSW state government for new facilities including women's change rooms

Full list of Tweed Heads Seagulls award winners below.

Players’ Player A Grade: Josh Harvey
Players’ Player Mal Meninga 18: Tom Dearden
Players’ Player Hastings Deering Colts: Liam Hampson
Players’ Player Intrust Super Cup: Lamar Liolavave
Coaches Award A Grade: Macauley Dawson
Coach’s Award Mal Meninga 18: Blake Campbell
Coach’s Award Hastings Deering Colts: Lachlan Douglas
Coach’s Award Intrust Super Cup: Eli Levido
Supporter of the Year:  Darren Lingard 
Maurie Morgan Memorial Trophy Best Defensive Player: Maia Sands
Afghan Trophy in memory of Alan Colwell Clubman of the Year: Josh Harvey
Peter Ryan Trophy Best Junior Player entering Seniors: Kirk Murphy
Col Hayes Trophy Club Best and Fairest: Cheyne Whitelaw
Craig Farrugia Hastings Deering Colts Players’ Player: Liam Hampson

Long-time rugby league servant Darren Lingard won the Supporter of the Year award. Photo: Supplied
Long-time rugby league servant Darren Lingard won the Supporter of the Year award. Photo: Supplied

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