Brah­mans play­ers cel­e­brate great sea­son

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

MORE than 100 peo­ple gath­ered for the Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Brah­mans pre­sen­ta­tion din­ner to cel­e­brate their strong sea­son at the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel on Satur­day night.

A grade player Grant Cooke, who was un­able to at­tend on the night, was an­nounced the Player of the Year and hon­orary re­cip­i­ent of the Les Stagg Shield and Paul Bow­man Medal.

Har­ri­son Wrecker’s im­pres­sive sea­son was also recog­nised with the young gun player tak­ing out the Len White Me­mo­rial Shield’s most promis­ing player and un­der 18s best and fairest award.

An­thony Black­wood, who will be tak­ing on the role of A grade coach next sea­son, said he was look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge.

“I think we got a lit­tle de­flated by the end of the year and didn’t quite have enough to kick for­ward into the play-offs but I am very proud of how the boys per­formed dur­ing the sea­son,” he said.

Black­wood’s main goal is to in­crease lo­cal tal­ent play­ing for the Brah­mans next year.

“It doesn’t mat­ter where we stand on the ta­ble, it’s about bring­ing young boys through and mak­ing the Brah­mans a great club for the fu­ture to come,” he said.

Club pres­i­dent Michael Malone was im­pressed with the per­for­mance of all grades through­out the sea­son.

“Many of the un­der 18s play­ers who de­buted this year will be the core strength next year and we are re­ally look­ing for­ward to help­ing each of them reach their full po­ten­tial on and off the field,” he said.

“We are cur­rently look­ing for a re­serves and un­der 18’s coach and we have al­ready had two peo­ple put up their hands so I’m pos­i­tive we will be in a much bet­ter po­si­tion next year.”

A grade de­but medals were pre­sented to Kee­gan Lau, Xan­the Power, Rhys Lit­tle, Ben Cast­ley, Blake Sylvester, Kieran An­der­son, James Coutts and Luke Henry.

CLUB AWARDS: The Gary De­icke Me­mo­rial Shield for ou­s­tand­ing sports­man­ship went to Ben Cast­ley, the Len White Me­mo­rial Shield for most promis­ing player went to Har­ri­son Wrecker, Jimmy Hill Tro­phy awarded to Kieran An­der­son and Rookie of the Year James Coutts.

BIG BOYS: Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Brah­mans Re­serve grade best and fairest Zach Read, most con­sis­tent Hugh Mid­dle­ton, best team man Bryce Fraser, coach Gavin Noo­nan, most im­proved Tris­ten Bobongie and best for­ward Ju­lian Stevens at their club pre­sen­ta­tions on Satur­day night.

TOP GRADE: Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Brah­mans A grade player Reuben Porter took out the most im­proved award and Adam Wright won best for­ward.

YOUNG GUNS: Un­der 18s coach An­thony Black­wood, with best team man By­ron Tay­lor, most con­sis­tent Tyler Boyd, best and fairest Har­ri­son Wecker, most im­proved Lach­lan Ber­ming­ham, best for­ward Sam McNeill and Tony McNeill at the Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Brah­mans pre­sen­ta­tion night at the Reef Gate­way on Satur­day.

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