Beaudesert Kingfishers celebrated the end of the season with a gala evening at The Club, Beaudesert.
The Club’s success included two Grand Final wins for the Senior Women’s team as well as Grand Final wins for Under 18 Division 2 and Under 14 Division 2.
Kingfishers celebrate players at Gala Awards Night
Beaudesert Kingfishers celebrated a season of wins and gutsy play at the Seniors’ Presentation, held at The Club, Beaudesert.
Club President Scott Bannan thanked sponsors, players and the many volunteers for their contributions during the season.
The Open Women’s team had a great season, taking away the South competition, as well as the North v South Competition.
Best Forward – Maggie Newland
Best Back – Sarah Langley
Most Improved – Lily Devine
Players’ Player – Olivia Thomas
Best and Fairest – Maree Blow
Under 16 Division 2 Blue
The boys had an interesting start to the season in Under 15 Division 1, after injury plagued the squad. After missing a few weeks of the season, they were moved into Under 16 Division 2 and had a very strong season competing a year above their own age, with more wins than losses in this division.
Best forward – Charlie Murtagh
Best Back – Lachlan Hearn
Most Improved – Blake Dean
Best and Fairest – Cooper Bramston-Beadling
Coaches’ Award – Ilijah Farleigh
It is great to see some more youth in the side which will only strengthen the side in the years to come.
Changes to the Gold Coast Competition mean that the Open Men’s team can again join the Gold Coast competition next year.
Best Forward – Angus Holland
Best Back – Callum Grimes
Most Improved – Joel Howard
Best and Fairest – Aaron Hughes
Coaches’ Award – Rukuata Horua-Cribb
Players’ Player – Joseph Locke
Under 16 Division 2 Black
After a dominant season in Division 3 last year, these men put forward a strong effort all season.
Best Forward – Zac Jupe-Puxty
Best Back – Cody Rayward
Most Improved – Ethan Chalk
Best and Fairest – Coltyn Spens-Black
Coaches’ Award – Luke Arkinstall
Under 16 Division 1
After being a dominant force in the competition, earning the minor premiership and a home final, they were met with a fierce Currumbin side in the final that they just couldn’t overcome.
Best Forward – Ethan Jackson
Best Back – Reece Gorman
Most Improved – Madden Falaniko
Best and Fairest – Hayden Watson
Coaches’ Award – Tyler Mearns
Under 16 Girls
The last weeks of the season were a real challenge with injuries, with some games seeing the girls only field the minimum nine players. The girls never wanted to back down, and when asked if they wanted to play despite the low numbers, it was always a strong yes.
Best Forward – Chloe Levy
Best Back – Maddy Stevens
Most Improved – Chloe Payne
Best and Fairest – Leevi Williams
Coaches’ Award – Tayla Knickel
Under 18 Division 2
These men had an outstanding season of footy, with a Grand Final win at home against Burleigh.
Best Forward – Hunter Hawkins
Best Back – Harry Devine
Most Improved – James Mathison
Best and Fairest – Jacob Kurz
Coaches’ Award – Aidan Long and Roy O’Halloran
Dan Daw Memorial Trophy – Beau Frazer
Les Dahtler Memorial Trophy – Connor James
Junior Sportsman of the Year – Tupou Francis
Bill Nisbet Memorial – Spencer Kummerow
President’s Trophy – Senior Women’s team
Frank Blow Memorial Shield for Best Indigenous Player – Desree Fogarty
100 Junior Games
The following players were recognised for having achieved 100 junior games for the Club: Levi Bannan, Jacob Kurz, Hunter Hawkins, Riordan Yuke, Blake Harris-Dean.
Final Junior Games
The Club awarded trophies to Dylan Haack, Zac Frazer, Rory Iselin and Ryan Arkinstall who have played their final games for Kingfisher Juniors.