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Football (Issue 6 2017)

Written on the 19 October 2017

2017 Senior Football Presentation Evening

On 26 September, our senior footballers gathered at Glenelg Golf Club to celebrate another successful footy season at Sacred Heart College.

We had over 100 guests, including players from our 1st and 2nd XVIII, as well as award winners from our 3rd, 4th and 5th XVIII. These players were accompanied by parents, special guests, coaches and staff from Sacred Heart College.
This event always provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our footballers and formally acknowledge their efforts, as well as to recognise and thank other contributors to our program, including staff and parents.

We were thrilled to have Old Scholar, Matthew Liptak as our special guest. He imparted some excellent words of wisdom onto our students and relayed his fond memories of playing football at Sacred Heart College and how his football experiences have had a positive impact on the rest of his life. We thank Matthew for taking the time to attend this celebration as our special guest.

Please see below a list of award winners from the evening. We congratulate them on their achievements.

Best v Rostrevor: Wilson Otto
Best v ACK: Charlie Ballard
Best in Statewide Knockout Semi- Final: Finn Betterman

Best Defender: Wilson Otto
Best Forward: Jack Fitzgerald
Best First Year Player: Brad Thompson

Most Improved: Ethan Moore
Most Consistent: Finn Betterman
Coaches Award: Jon Secker
Tom O'Donnell Snr Best Team Man: Sebastian Kerrish

Leading Goal Kicker: James Rowe (20 Goals)
Runner-up Best and Fairest: James Rowe
Colin Morris Award Best and Fairest: Charlie Ballard (36 votes)

Second XVIII
Best Player Intercol: Tate Lovering
Leading Goal Kicker: Tom McInerney
Most Improved: Clayton Symonds
Coaches Award: Jaydan Geddie
Best Team Man: Tom McInerney
Runner-up Best and Fairest: Will Haarsma
Best and Fairest: Zac Sanderson

Best Player Intercol: Patrick Fordham
Most Improved: Aaron Caburnay
Coaches Award: Austin Edwards
Best Team Man: Logan Kelly
Best and Fairest: Fletcher Symonds

Fourth and Fifth XVIII
Most Improved: Cooper Hebberman
Coaches Award: Joshua Tonkin
Best Team Man: Nick Walkington
Best and Fairest: Joseph Sexton

Numerous awards were presented on the night across all teams, but none more prestigious than the Colin Morris Trophy, awarded to the Best and Fairest player in the First XVIII side. This year the award winner was Charlie Ballard, who has played First XVIII football as a Year 11 and Year 12 student. Congratulations to Charlie.

Special thanks must go to all guests for their attendance on the evening, including Principal, Steve Byrne; Deputy Principal, Mr Daniel Lynch, College Council Chair, Paul Teisseire and his wife Joyce, as well as the significant number of parents in attendance. We also thank our Sports Trainers for their attendance and their dedication and hard work throughout the season.

I would also like to thank some of our leaders for the excellent job they did in assisting with the hosting of the evening. Well done to James Rowe (First XVIII Captain), Sebastian Kerrish (First XVIII Vice Captain), Charlie Ballard (First XVIII Deputy Vice Captain), Tom McInerney (2nd XVIII Captain) and Zac Sanderson (2nd XVIII Vice Captain).

Finally, thanks also must be extended to our coaches and staff at Sacred Heart College who dedicate so much of their time towards the development of our students as footballers and as young men.

We look forward to another successful year in 2018 and wish all of our outgoing Year 12s all the best with their footballing endeavours in the future.

Robert Gill
Senior Football Coordinator



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