2009 SEASON CLUB AWARDS
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2009 GRIFFITH AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL CLUB AWARDS
Saturday October 10, 2009 at Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club
Major Sponsor: Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club
Best & Fairest: Brett Owen
Runner-up: Shaun Curran
Most Consistent: Shaun Curran
Most Improved: Michael Harris
Best Utility (Fergie King Memorial): Mathew Crack
Most Goals Kicked: Aaron Cocks
Coach’s Award: Jeffrey Mickan
Best & Fairest: Daniel Best
Runner-up: Brad Woolner
Most Consistent: Glenn Taylor
Most Improved: Peter Crawford
Best Utility: Jack Tyrell
Most Goals Kicked: Gary Argus
Coach’s Award: Ray 'Wally' Lamont
Best & Fairest: Casey Moore
Runner-up: Ben McRae
Most Consistent: Craig Burge
Most Improved: Shannon Brennan
Best Utility: Chris Niven
Most Goals Kicked (Brian Files Memorial): Casey Moore
Most Promising Player (Ronnie Williams Memorial): Casey Moore
Encouragement Award (Fred Owen Memorial Shield): Josh Parr
Coach’s Award: Alex Tarr
Best & Fairest: Robin Overs
Players’ Player: Lani Houston
Coach’s Award: Lani Houston
Best & Fairest: Alison Ward
Players’ Player: Peta Larkin
Coach’s Award: Bianca Vardanega
Best & Fairest: Hannah Toscan
Players’ Player: Carissa Campbell
Coach’s Award: Melinda Gadsby
Best & Fairest: Jacinta Scott
Players’ Player: Jess Dillon
Coach’s Award: Eliza Tyndall
Most Conscientious Player/Clubperson (Netball - Bob and Brenda Spears): Carissa Campbell
Most Conscientious Player/Clubperson (Football - Joan Hicks Memorial): Jeffrey Harris
Club Person of the Year (Bill Simmons Memorial): Mark Tyndall
AFL Volunteer of the Year - 50 years' service: Bob Spears
AFL Volunteer Recognition - 25 years' service: Ffiona Beverley & Ian Wade
AFL Volunteer Recognition - 10 years' service: Greg Collins, Darryn Savage, Simon Spiers, Ernie & Sue Wade.
Presentation Night - Spirit of Swans is still Strong
The Griffith Swans Aussie Rules and Netball Clubs put a year of fluctuating fortunes behind them to honour some of their top performers at a gala presentation night this month.
Football club president Rob Harrington described 2009 as a tough year, with a lack of numbers and commitment by some players letting the club down.
"It is hard to keep numbers up and I put a lot of that down to the lifestyle now," Harrington said.
"You talk to the older guys and they say when they used to play, that's pretty much what they did on a weekend.
"Now with everything people have on and all the competing sports it's very hard for a person to commit for six months. "But the spirit of the Swannies, he said, was still as strong as ever.
The under 15's winning the premiership was a real highlight for the year and we have some great prospects coming through," Harrington said.
The 2010 recruitment process is in full swing, with the club looking for a top coach and players.
The Swans netball girls had a more positive season, seeing three of their four sides making the finals.
(The Area News - Wednesday, October 21, 2009).