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 1986 SEASON 
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Saturday, 18th October, 1986 at Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club

Major Sponsor: Owen Toyota

Senior grade

Best & Fairest: Darrell Collins - (Griffith Building Supplies)

Most Consistent: Gary Waters - (Mary's Tucker Den)

Most Improved: Andrew Romagnolo - (Keith Gill Motors)

Best Utility: Martin O'Donnell - (Fergie King Memorial)

Coach’s Award: Martin O'Donnell and Richard Turner - (Ian Geddes)

Special Award: Darrell Collins - (Coca Cola)

Reserve grade

Best & Fairest: Shane Best - (Neil Griggs Memorial)

Most Consistent: Robert Crowe - (Ladies Auxiliary)

Most Improved: Glenn Ceccato - (John O'Keefe)

Best Utility: Craig Brand - (Dudley Gannon)

Coach’s Award: Michael Thompson - (Terry Bennett)

Special Award: Shane Best - (Mary's Tucker Den)

Under 19's

Best & Fairest: Jamie Bennett - (Charlie Forscutt Memorial)

Most Consistent: Peter Royal - (Warburton Plumbers)

Most Improved: Mark Gullifer - (Baldwin's Newsagency)

Best Utility: Garry Lane - (Griffith Building Supplies)

Coach’s Award: Peter Lonergan - (Garry Gardner)

Special Award: Michael Brady - (Don Best)

Most Promising Player (Ronnie Williams Trophy): Robert Bagatella

Encouragement Award (Fred Owen Memorial Shield): Darren Prest - (Owen Family)


Outstanding Service and Contribution (Wayne Robins Memorial Shield): David Alpen

Club Person of the Year (Bill Simmons Memorial): Ian Geddes

3 Grade Pewter Award - Donated by Buchanan Family

First grade: Neil Bruce

Reserves: Roy Agresta

Under 19's: Malcolm Williams


WHILE making a substantial donation to the Griffith Swans at their annual presentation dinner on Saturday night, Managing Director of Owen Toyota, Mr. Lester Owen, said the general down-turn in the motor industry had forced his company to withdraw their sponsorship.
Mr. Owen was speaking to about 130 guests and members of the Griffith Australian Football Club during the presentation dinner at the Ex-Servicemen's Club. He said the effects of fringe benefits tax and other factors had caused a substantial drop in vehicle sales. Owen Toyota has supported the Swans for the past two seasons and their contribution has been considerable. Mr. Owen and his wife Beverley, Mr. Noel and Mrs. Joan Hicks and Mr. Grant and Mrs. Patricia Henderson, were chief guests of honour at the dinner. Mr. Henderson was representing the Riverina Football League where he is RFL vice-president.

(The Area News - Tuesday, October 21, 1986)

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