Frillies tribute to Corey
Best back award in memory
RUGBY UNION: St George Frillnecks players were recognised for a successful season on the field on Friday night with a number of players receiving awards.
The night was also a tribute to player Corey Skews, who posthumously won best back after passing away last month in a tragic accident.
Corey’s jersey was framed by the club with his family and friends attending the presentation night.
Club president Ben Gardiner said the night was a good occassion to let their hair down and reflect on a season littered with success.
“It was great to see members, spectators, sponsors and supporters get dressed up and just have a good night,” he said.
Mr Gardiner said the night had a number of special highlights including when Bruce Shelley was given an honorary life membership for all his contributions to the club.
“Bruce has played almost every minute of the last three seasons so he has been going pretty well for an old fella,” he said.
“It was also fantastic to see Corey Skews’ family in attendance and he was most deserving of winning the best back award.”
Mr Gardiner was also awarded a life membership by the club.
“It was a fantastic experience. I’m sure there’s other people who do as much as I do around the club so it was a great honour,” he said.
Tom Sandow won the coveted players player award; a fitting reward for the club’s top points scorer, according to Mr Gardiner.
“Tom has played well all season and travels all the way from Dirranbandi for training and has also kept showing up even when his business has been suffering a bit from the drought,” he said.
Mr Gardiner recognised the hard work from all the club sponsors and behind the scenes work from the club’s volunteers.
“A big shout out to Bridgette Nicol, Amy McKenna and Latitia Shelley throughout the season as we’d be stuffed without them.
LEGACY: Frillnecks players, officials and family members of Corey Skews on Friday night. The jersey was framed in Corey's honour after he was killed in a car accident last month.