2016 Awards Ceremony
After a season of fixed fortunes, the club celebrated the achievements with the Annual Presentations afternoon on Sunday, September 25th.
Stepping away from the more traditional evening event, the Sunday format was hosted by Chris Reid and proved a success with the players, support staff and families that were able to attend.
The main award, the Senior Best and Fairest, C.W.McLeod Trophy, was won by Will Cuningham from Patrick Hayes.
The Best and Fairest for the Premiers was won by Dirk Heinz, from Tom Girdwood.
The prestigious off-field award, the Chris Brown Memorial Trophy for the best clubman was awarded to Jeff Scotland, whilst the Ted McNamara Memorial Award for the best team-man was taken out by Jamie Mugavin.
Tom Girdwood also received the Uni Blues nomination for the Melbourne University Life Membership for 2016.
All in all, it was a great success and a format which we will build on in the future.
The winners were:
C.W.McLeod Trophy (Best & Fairest) Will Cuningham
Runner up Best & Fairest Patrick Hayes
Best First Year Player Connor Lappin
Alan Salter Award (Coach’s Award) Angus Nice
Jack Coventry Award (Defensive Player Award) Marc James
Best in Finals Tom Quinn and Dan Batarilo
Best & Fairest Dirk Heinz
Runner up Best & Fairest Tom Girdwood
Coach’s Award Charles Fry
Best in Finals James Carr
Best & Fairest Hamish Seller
Runner Up Best and Fairest Chris Pyke
Coach’s Award Sam Briggs
Frank Henagan Award (Best & Fairest) Matthew Blair
Runner-up Best & Fairest Travis Scotland
Coach’s Award Brett Scotland
Chris Brown Award (Best Clubman) Jeff Scotland
Ted McNamara Award (Best Team Player) Jamie Mugavin
MUFC Life Member Nominee Tom Girdwood