Ogden departs Wynnum Manly in style

The Seagulls’ standout performers were honoured at their recent Seagulls Presentation Gala which culminated in the presentation of the Player of the Year award.

It was an exciting affair for the leading Player of the Year nominees who were unveiled at the start of the evening.

Max Elliot, Delouise Hoeter, Daniel Ogden and Patrick Carrigan all lead at some stage during the final four rounds, such was the tightness in competition for 2018’s top gong.

Heading into the final round, Ogden was ahead by one vote over Junior Kangaroo Carrigan and mercurial centre Hoeter, who were both tied for points and biting on the retiree’s heels.

The last competition round against the Townsville Blackhawks saw Carrigan receive one point, however; Ogden was awarded with the three points – making him the Wynnum Manly Seagulls Player of the Year for the second time in his career. 

The result capped off a fantastic final month of football for the competition’s greatest ever try scorer.

It was a night of success for Ogden; whose collection of awards also included the BMD Players’ Player and Anthony Schweitzer Supporters Award.

It was a fitting way to close the curtain on his decorated career.

Junior Pita with his awards. Photo: supplied by Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Junior Pita with his awards. Photo: supplied by Wynnum Manly Seagulls

In other awards, young-gun Ed Burns was recognised by the Wynnum Manly Old Boys for his stand out rookie season whilst front-rower Junior Pita received acknowledgement as the best ‘Junior to Senior’.

Coach Ron Troutman, John Te Reo and Mitch Moore helped the crowd relive the club’s first Reserve Grade premiership since 2007, re-capping on a frantic and nerve-wracking finale against Redcliffe.

Troutman paid tribute to the dedication shown by his leadership group as well as commending the professionalism and resilience displayed by the entire squad of 45 players.

Club stalwarts Peter Gubb (150 Seagulls Intrust Super Cup games), Daniel Ogden (100 Seagulls Intrust Super Cup games) and John Te Reo (10 years of service) were acknowledged for milestone achievements, before the club bid farewell to its departing players.

John Te Reo's contribution to the club was acknowledged. Photo: supplied by Wynnum Manly Seagulls
John Te Reo's contribution to the club was acknowledged. Photo: supplied by Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Full List of Wynnum Manly Awards

Wynnum Manly Leagues Club – Intrust Super Cup Player of the Year: Daniel Ogden
BMD – Intrust Super Cup Player’s Player: Daniel Ogden

BRL A Grade Player of the Year: Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard
BRL A Grade Player’s Player: Matthew Milson 

Hastings Deering Colts Player of the Year: Zane Wallace
Hastings Deering Colts Player’s Player: Shannon Gardiner and Rashaun Denny

Anthony Schweitzer Memorial Trophy – Supporter’s Award: Daniel Ogden

Australian Industry Trade College – Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year:
Braden Whittaker
Australian Industry Trade College – Mal Meninga Cup Player’s Player: Keanu Ratumaitavuki-Aiolupo

Trevor Neibling Memorial Trophy – Best Junior to Senior: Junior Pita
Arch Geary Shield – Volunteer of the Year: Jason Salisbury
Wynnum Manly Seagulls – Club Man of the Year: Aaron Rockley
Wynnum Manly Old Boys – Commitment and Service: Edward Burns

Special Acknowledgements
Peter Gubb – 150 Seagulls Intrust Super Cup games for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Daniel Ogden – 100 Seagulls Intrust Super Cup games for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls
John Te Reo – 10 years of service for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Departing Players: Daniel Ogden, Mitch Moore, Josh Hoffman, Atelea Vea, Michael Dobson, Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard

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