Friday night saw the final act of the 2019 season with the annual Uni Blues Presentation Night. Always a low key affair, a great night was assured from the outset right through to the culmination with Ayce Cordy claiming his second C.W.McLeod Trophy for the Best and Fairest.
Club stalwart Peter Brukner took home the Chris Brown Trophy for Best Clubman and Connors Lappins efforts in being part of the leadership group and his work with the Under 19s squad saw him a very popular winner of the Ted McNamara Best Team Man Award. Dave Phefley’s contribution was also recognized by being awarded Life Membership.
Hosted by Scott Russell, the night included a welcome address from President Tim Rourke and words from the Coaches, Bobby Girdwood (Thirds), Kornel Dachs (Reserves), Sean Carr (Under 19s) and Heath Jamieson (Seniors).
The Award Winners are listed below:
Senior Best & Fairest (C.W.McLeod Trophy) – Ayce Cordy
Senior Runner Up Best & Fairest – Marshall Rippon
Best First Year Player (Norman.R.Reeve Cup) – Meyrick Buchanan
Alan Salter Coach’s Award – Dan Batarilo
Jack Coventry Coach’s Award – Piers Flanagan
Senior Best in Finals – Luke Russell/Kieran Harper
Reserves Best & Fairest – Kirk Mahon
Reserves Runner Up Best & Fairest – David Cumming
Reserves Coach’s Award – Ryan Kilpatrick
Reserves Best in Finals – Jack Humphrey
Thirds Best & Fairest – Sam Briggs
Thirds Runner Up Best & Fairest – Jesse Frost
Thirds Coach’s Award – Sam Gill
U19 Best & Fairest (Frank Henegan Award) – Lachie Kennett
U19s Runner Up Best & Fairest – Sam Allen
U19 Coach’s Award – Tom Williams
Best Clubman (Chris Brown Award) – Peter Brukner
Best Team Player (Ted McNamara Award) – Connor Lappin
MUFC Life Membership – David Phefley