Last Thursday, Tully Junior Rugby League celebrated individual player achievements at their presentation night which was held for the first time at their leagues club.
Players and coaching staff enjoyed a buffet dinner before awards were presented in the Under 12 to Under 17 age groups.
Club president Grant Blennerhassett took the opportunity to thank the many people who contributed to the club’s successful 2019 season.
He paid homage to sponsors, committee members, junior and senior referees, coaches, managers, LeagueSafes, sports trainers and first aiders as well as canteen coordinator Christine Taylor and helpers, parents, supporters and all volunteers.
Blennerhassett will be stepping down from his role as president next year and the club wished to thank him for all the hard work he has put in over the last three years.
The club will also be saying farewell to secretary / registrar Donna Harding who was thanked for all her tireless efforts.
Players were commended on their excellent conduct and sportsmanship throughout the season.
Coaches for each team gave a speech and spoke highly of their players dedication, hard work and improvement throughout the year.
Award winners were as follows:
Best & Fairest - Ezekiel Ivey
Best Back - Billy Helion
Best Forward - Sipi Sipi
Most Improved - Dylan Daniel
Coaches Award - Junior Mataa
Best & Fairest - Braithan Kuhn
Best Back - Marley Helion
Best Forward - Cohen Emmi
Most Improved - Graeme Jeffrey
Coaches Award - Phillip Coppens
Best & Fairest - Cameron Nelson
Best Back - Renick Purcell
Best Forward - Jace Taylor
Most Improved - Cooper Neville-Sewell
Coaches Award - Dominic Kennedy
Best & Fairest - Max Haley
Best Back - Nathan Muriata
Best Forward - Jerome Ketchell
Most Improved - Kent Nielsen
Coaches Award - Morgan Black
Best & Fairest - Darian Burton
Best Back - Edward Mareko
Best Forward - Wilson Flegler
Most Improved - Evan Nielsen
Coaches Award - Hayden Jones
Under 17 Girls
Best & Fairest - Azalea Ivey
Best Back - Samantha Davis
Best Forward - Brooke Tongalea
Most Improved - Charlie Brown
Coaches Award - Shanice Warrior
Player of the Year / Perpetual Trophies
Junior Player of the Year - Chayse Briggs
Senior Player of the Year - Darian Burton
Female Player of the Year - Essay Banu
Player of the Match Under 13 semi final - Jamie Muriata
Player of the Match Under 15 semi Final - Jerome Ketchell
Tully Junior Rugby League would like to thank Joanne and Tigers Leagues Club for hosting the evening by providing a great atmosphere, good food and friendly service.
The club will hold their AGM later this year, and is looking forward to another fantastic season of junior rugby league in season 2020.
Main image: Tully Junior Rugby League Under 14 award winners. Photo: Tully Junior Rugby League.