Junior Presentation Day Report
Junior Presentation Day Report
Our 2012 Season Junior Presentation Day was recently held at the Botany Aquatic Centre & our Roving Reporter was there.
For those up early enough, Sunday the 9th of December the day of our Junior Presentation dawned fine & sunny but it wasn’t to last. At about 9.00am a southerly buster blew up the coast.
Later that day it transpired that the Australian Open Golf Championship at the nearby Lakes course had play suspended for many hours as the winds tore up hospitality marquees & television towers !!
The presentations commenced with the Mini League teams with Rabbitohs players Jason Clark & Adam Reynolds both products of the South Sydney Junior League on hand along with Charlie Rabbit to have their pictures taken with the kids. As they had to attend a benefit function that afternoon we are most appreciative of the guys being on hand.
This years presentation item - the stylish Maroubra Lions RLFC hoodies proved to be a masterstroke as upon each player being presented one, the plastic bag was quickly discarded & the hoodie put straight on to ward off the cool conditions !
From the general feedback the timetable of team presentations were well received as you knew exactly when your team was to have its gear & trophies awarded which was great especially for those who were coming from Nippers or other summer sports. Our thanks to everyone for their co-operation in ensuring everything ran to plan.
It is worth highlighting that events such as the Junior Presentation just do not happen by themselves. It takes much planning & the many volunteers who step forward to assist ensure all goes smoothly.
Our thanks go to –
The Maroubra RLFC Committee
The many helpers on the day on the BBQ, in the canteen or arranging the preso items
Keith McCraw - President of the South Sydney Juniors
Charlie Gallico (Reggie Rabbit)
Jason Clark, Adam Reynolds & Mark Ellison from the South Sydney Rabbitohs
South Maroubra Surf Club (for use of their PA system)
Botany City Council Aquatic Centre
Bob Price Trophies
The 2012 Season “Best & Fairest” awardees were –
UNDER 6 DIV 1 – MARK NIKAS
UNDER 6 DIV 2 – JACK WREGG
UNDER 7 DIV 3 – FRANZ AGUILO
UNDER 8 DIV 1 – DENNIS HESKETH
UNDER 8 DIV 2 – RYAN DICKSON
UNDER 8 DIV 3 – MATTHEW GRIFFIN
UNDER 9 DIV 1 – ADAM CHAMI
UNDER 9 DIV 2 – TALLIS WILLIAMSON
UNDER 10 DIV 2 – CHRISTIAN KARALIS
UNDER 11 DIV 1 – THOMAS GILES
UNDER 11 DIV 2 – LUKE SPEARS
UNDER 12 DIV 1 – RAINE DELLOW
UNDER 13 DIV 2 – CAMPBELL GRAHAM
UNDER 14 DIV 3 – MOHAMMED ELHUSSEINI
UNDER 15 DIV 2 – PHAETON DELLOW
Congratulations to all of the above players on this achievement !
In addition the Perpetual Trophies were awarded for Season 2012 to –
JACK CLAYPOLE TROPHY – MARK NIKAS
JUNIOR CHAMPION – DENNIS HESKETH
JUVENILE CHAMPION – THOMAS GILES
JUNIOR CLUBMAN – ANDREW SWAIN
ALAN DIXON AWARD – TAZMANN EMPACHER
CLUBMAN OF THE YEAR – PHIL SWAIN
Once again our congratulations also to these well deserving awardees !
The 2012 Season & its formalities have now come to an end & we look forward to the challenges of the 2013 Season which is only a few months away.
On behalf of the President & Committee of the Maroubra Lions RLFC we thank everyone involved both on & off the field on another successful year which was the club’s 60th in the South Sydney Junior League.