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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – PAGE 5
Tom Hughes has claimed his third
Murphy Medal as the best and
fairest A-grade player at the Mt
Barker Football Club.
Hughes recorded a runaway win in the
count for the Barkeroos top award during
the 2016 season presentation dinner held
at the Mt Barker Hahndorf Golf Club on
Friday, September 23.
Approximately 100 players and supporters
attended the event which was compered by
vice-president Tim Glover.
Mt Barker president Malcolm Williams
announced that Frank Howe was the
nomination as club person of the year,
acknowledging his services to womens
Howe gratefully accepted the award and
acknowledged the good work of everyone
involved in getting the womens Open and
Under 18 girls teams up and running, and
also praised the great work of womens
team coach Pat Sim who led the Barkeroos
to a premiership in their maiden season
within the SA Womens Football League
Williams also announced there had been a
number of good applicants for the A-grade
coaching position and it was likely that the
2017 senior coach would be appointed
Outgoing senior coach Lucas Block
acknowledged the input of club trainers
John Bickerton, David Cox, Dan Cregan,
Fred Harford, Lorraine and Megan Marshall,
while also reflecting on his seven years
involved with Mt Barker, which had resulted
in a Mail Medal victory, a premiership
triumph and a two-year coaching stint.
Block thanked the various helpers over
the season, including Hills Football
League goal umpire of the year Robin ‘Pud’
Crompton, team manager Colin Higgs,
timekeeper Mark Stojko, fitness coordinator
Justin McCue, social club organiser Adam
Tischer, team runner Scott Tidemann
and coaching staff Kyle Griffin and David
The players’ player award, voted on by his
peers, was won by Simon Williams, skipper
Jarred Chaplin was the recipient of the
consistent player trophy and best first-year
player honors went to Billy Stokes.
Caine Jinnette was named as best utility,
Henry Pope was adjudged most improved
and former Mt Lofty player Sam Hammond
completed his maiden season with the
Barkeroos as the leading A-grade goal
kicker with 39 majors.
B-grade coach Clint Rogers presented
the team’s awards for the 2016 campaign
with Shane Ettridge capturing the best and
fairest award, with Nick Jeavons runner up.
Jackson Thompson was the best team
man, Thomas Gibbon was selected as the
best first-year player and Josh Teakle was
presented with Rogers’ designated coaches
In a big night for the Hughes family,
Graham ‘Doc’ Hughes was inducted as the
latest life member of the Mt Barker Football
Hughes has a 16-year association with the
club initially through his sons James and
Tom being involved at the junior level.
He assisted during that time in many roles
as colts team runner, club doctor and eight
years as club vice-president.
The induction was made even more
special as long time neighbor and club
patron Bruce Newman presented Hughes
with his life member medallion.
The night concluded with a short
promotional video presentation promoting
the Mt Barker club in all grades.
Triple to Hughes
Award recipients for the
Mt Barker Football Club A-grade
team during the recent 2016
presentations ... (rear from
left) leading goal kicker Sam
Hammond, best and fairest
Murphy Medalist Tom Hughes,
retiring coach Lucas Block, best
and fairest runner up Luke Giles,
players’ player Simon Williams,
most consistent Jarred Chaplin
and best utility Caine Jinnette.
Front: Billy Stokes (best first-year
player) and most improved
Mt Barker Football Club 2016
B-grade award winners ... (from
left) Thomas Gibbon (best first-
year), coach Clint Rogers, best
team-man Jackson Thomson and
best and fairest Shane Ettridge.
The 2016 Mt Barker Football
Club presentations provided a
family highlight with James
Hughes winning the A-grade best
and fairest Murphy Medal for a
third occasion while his father
Graham was inducted as a club
Leading performers within the Nairne-Bremer
United Football Club were honored during the
recent senior and junior presentation functions held
at the clubrooms.
As anticipated, 2016 Hills Football League Division 2 Mail
Medalist Ryan McGahey added the Rams A-grade best and
fairest award to his haul over a stellar seasonal campaign.
McGahey took an early lead in the counting of votes and was
never headed, with Jack Revington polling well late to take the
runner up honors.
Coach Tony Fielke awarded the most consistent award to
midfielder James Moss while Jeff Lines – who returned to the
club this season following a stint at Peake – claimed the best
The trophy for the ‘breakout’ player of the season went to Kain
Ford while Revington also accepted the award as the best senior
player aged Under 21.
The player’s choice award as voted by the players added to
McGahey’s haul during the night, while Nick Jaensch was the
recipient of the best local player trophy.
In the awards for the Reserves team, newcomer Nic Fuchs took
out the best and fairest spoils, with developing young ruckman
Bailey Sturrus finishing runner up.
After returning to Rams ranks this season, Justin Smith took out
the most consistent award, Simon Work was acknowledged with
the most valuable player honors, while coach Daniel Lackenby
presented the best team-man trophy to Jack Coleman.
It has also been announced that Fielke will continue as senior
coach in 2017, extending his tenure to a sixth season, as he works
to build on grand final appearances in 2014 and this season.
Lackenby has stepped up to become the senior assistant to
Fielke, with the Reserves coaching position to be filled shortly.
During the well attended evening, president Craig Sadler also
presented several club service awards.
The junior club person of the year was jointly awarded to Chris
Paech for his work with the modifieds and Riley Sadler for his
contribution both on and off the field.
The playing club person of the year went to Ben Carman for his
work in organising social events at the club.
Kent Llewellyn, who stepped in this year as vice-president and
was also football manager, was the nomination for the Sonny
Hood Memorial Trophy for club person of the year.
James May was acknowledged for his long contribution to the
Nairne-Bremer club with life membership.
May won three best and fairests in the club’s junior grades en
route to a SANFL playing career with Sturt.
The winner of the club’s A-grade best and fairest award in 1998,
he served as Rams A-grade coach for two years, was Reserves
mentor for five years, and has coached the Under 13 and Junior
Colts teams for three years – including winning a undefeated
premiership this season.
Presentations for Nairne’s under-age teams were made during
a separate function, with the club acknowledging its title wins in
Senior Colts and Junior Colts.
The Senior Colts won the premiership are losing only one game
for the season, and best and fairest winner Isaiah Rupcic had
an exceptional season after spending five games in the Sturt
Runner up to Isaiah was leading forward Jess Smith, best
backman accolades went to the ever-reliable Jordan Marshall,
Jack Hourigan was the best team-man, and coach Chris Howie’s
designated award went to Jayden Hill.
Trophy winners in the undefeated Junior Colts premiership
combination where Bayden Willis (best and fairest), Lachlan May
(runner up), Jack Dee was the most improved, Sean Arney was
the most consistent player, despite missing many games through
injury, and the coaches award went to Jackson Le Couteur.
Recipients of awards in the Mini Colts team were Tom May
(best and fairest), Zac Llewellyn (runner up), Brodie Clarke (best
utility) and Dan Peel (best team-man), while the coaches award
was presented to Harry Baxter.
Nairne Rams honored
Nairne-Bremer United Football Club 2016 A-grade trophy
recipients (from left) Jack Revington, Kain Ford, Ryan McGahey,
Nick Jaensch and Jeff Lines with coach Tony Fielke (right) who
has been reappointed for a sixth season in charge of the Rams.
In a happy mood following B-grade presentations for the Nairne-
Bremer Football Club are (from left) Simon Work, Jack Coleman,
Justin Smith, Nic Fuchs, Bailey Sturrus and coach Daniel
NaiNairne-Bremer United Football Club 2016 Senior Colts award
winners ... (from left) Jess Smith, Jack Hourigan, Isaiah Rupcic,
Jayden Hill and Jordan Marshall.
Newly inducted Nairne-Bremer United Football Club
life member and Junior Colts premiership coach
James May (left) with team award recipients Sean
Arney, Bayden Willis, Lachlan May, Jack Dee and
Jackson Le Couteur.
Receiving awards for their efforts in the 2016
Nairne-Bremer Football Club Mini Colts team were
(from left) Harry Baxter, Tom May, Brodie Clarke,
Zac Llewellyn and Dan Peel.
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