The Phantoms did it again. What a way to say see out 2018. 85 past and present players, turned up at our major sponsor The National Hotel to celebrate a watershed season.
Congratulations to the award winners.
Check out all the images from the night here
Supers coaches award went to Jason Boatwright, a trooper of the Supers side who has carried much across his shoulders on the park in recent years.
The supers players took it upon themselves to vote to award the Barry Haydinger Supers fairest and best to Burke Austin, with club coach Stuart Wild stepping up to avoid the awkward predicament of The Jet awarding himself…
Seniors coaches award went to Fabio Palermo, a fantastic return season back at the Gil.
While Dean Romaniello, just as he did during his time in Supers, took out the Seniors fairest and best Lucy Hams award.
The club inducted three new life members, John Atkinson, James Thomson and Dean Romaniello, while the latter two along with Stuart Fish Taylor, Nick Bolton and Grant Nelson were recognised for reaching the 100 game milestone in 2018.
For his assault on the lone light pole outside the club rooms (along with a laundry list of other indiscretions) Michael Beech was awarded the Tom Swift trophy for 2018 while the most excited group for the evening appeared to be Team Vietnam who took out the Choke The Chicken.
And it what was his final year as president of this great club, John Atkinson was finally awarded the Bruce Tschirpig Best Clubman, receiving a standing ovation in recognition of his meritorious service.
Special thanks to all those who assisted in making the night what it was.
MC Tim McNamara, along with ex-president JA, new president Steve Ross, all the new committee members who arrived early to help setup, Becca MacRae for again helping to Phantomise the room and David MacRae for again producing the year book and all the certificates.
Now to 2019, onwards and upwards.