Top way to end sea­son

Gatton Star - - Sport -

ON SATUR­DAY night, the ex­ec­u­tive and com­mit­tee of the Gat­ton Red­backs put on a ju­nior pre­sen­ta­tion night to re­mem­ber. Mov­ing the date and time, as well as pro­vid­ing ac­tiv­i­ties other than soc­cer, proved to be a recipe for suc­cess, with play­ers and their fam­i­lies mak­ing it the club’s num­ber one so­cial event of the year.

Club pres­i­dent Sa­man­tha Richard­son said it was a de­ci­sion that paid off.

“This was a risk, chang­ing from the tra­di­tional ju­nior pre­sen­ta­tion, but it was a risk we were will­ing to take,” she said.

“We moved the date from the first week­end of the Septem­ber school hol­i­days to the first week­end back to school for term 4 and changed the time from 9am to 4.30pm to utilise our fan­tas­tic fa­cil­i­ties and lights. A big thank-you to all the club mem­bers who helped out to make this night so great.”

Apart from the 11 ju­nior teams re­ceiv­ing their end-of-sea­son tro­phy, there were tro­phies for coaches’ awards, com­pe­ti­tion play­ers of the year and club awards that were also handed out.

Coaches Awards went to Jett Gehrke (U6) Han­nah Clarke (U7 Red), Bai­ley Dar­gusch (U7 Black), Michael Goodin (U7 Gold), Kane Turner (U8), Jay­den Jack­witz and James Sa­muelsen (U9), Holly Ben­nett (U10), Cae­len Richard­son (U11), Liam Staatz (U12B), Henk Mueller (U13A), Sa­muel Mundt and Macken­zie Tovey (U14/15B).

Play­ers of the Year were Mataeya Higgs (U12B), Adam Janke (U13A) and Wil­hem Tay­lor (U14/15B).

Ju­nior Team of the Year went to Un­der 6 Red (in the above photo), Ju­nior Coach of the Year wasWayne Richard­son, New Club Per­son of the Year went to Kylie Ran­dall (pic­tured right) and Club per­son of the Year was Muriel Jack­witz (also pic­tured right). The se­nior pre­sen­ta­tion is on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 26 at 6.30pm at the Gat­ton Shire Hall. Tick­ets ($30 each) need to be bought from Dawn Jack­witz or Peter Collins ASAP.

Even though the Red­backs are wrap­ping up their 2013 win­ter sea­son, the club is still a hive of ac­tiv­ity, with ju­nior and se­nior 7-a-side.

Ju­nior 7-a-side takes place from 4.30pm on a Thurs­day at Red­back Park and is open to ev­ery­one, new or ex­ist­ing play­ers from un­der-6 to U15. Reg­is­tra­tion is $25 for new play­ers (who did not play in win­ter 2013) and $5 a night.

If you sign on for Ju­nior 7-a-side and the win­ter sea­son in 2014, the $5 a night will come off your 2014 reg­is­tra­tion fees. Se­nior 7-a-side, is Fri­day nights start­ing from 6.15pm for men’s and 7.15pm for mixed. Email gat­tonred [email protected] or phone Sa­man­tha on 0457 005 117.

A-grade ladies’: Julie O’Dea (win­ner), Keeley Den­nien (run­ner-up)

A-grade men’s Divi­sion 1: Jar­ryd Bichel (win­ner), Daniel Pol­lock (run­ner-up)

Divi­sion 2: Re­gan Muck­ert (win­ner), Aaron O’Dea (run­ner-up)

J1 Boys: Liam Fitzger­ald (win­ner), Jake Parker-Bush (run­ner-up)

J1 Girls: Brid­gette Muller (win­ner), Hayley Muller (run­ner-up)

J2 Boys: Sam Zelin­ski (win­ner), Conor O’Mul­lane (run­ner-up)

J2 Girls: Laura Carniel (win­ner), Cindy Storey (run­ner-up) Dou­bles

A-grade men’s: Jar­ryd Bichel and Daniel Pol­lock (win­ners), Glenn Michel­more and Brad Heck (run­ners-up)

A-grade ladies’: Rachel Bichel and Bar­bara Klei­don (win­ners), Selina Heck and Rachel Bichel (run­ners-up)

J1 Boys: Ro­gan Utz and Jaxon Utz (win­ners), Jake Parker-Bush and Liam Fitzger­ald (run­ners-up)

J1 Girls: Hayley Diesing and Tayla Utz (win­ners), Bid­gette and Hayley Muller (run­ners-up)

J2 Girls: Cait­lyn Jack­witz and Lau­ren O’Dea (win­ners), Lizzy Bichel and Cindy Storey (run­ners-up)

For a full list of re­sults from the sea­son, go to www.gat­ton­star.com.au.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

STAND­ING OUT: Ju­nior Team of the Year went to Un­der 6 Red at the Gat­ton Red­backs ju­nior pre­sen­ta­tion.

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