Weir Take The Honours
The Blacktown Magic AFC Presentation Night was held last Saturday at the Ettamogah Hotel. It was a relaxed evening, celebrating the achievements of the club over the last 12 months. Highlights for the year included:
- The success of the new Division 5 side, qualifying for finals in their first season
- The clubs first Premiership, with the Division 3 side winning the Minor Premiership and Grand Final in 2013
- The club being awarded the Swisse AFL Quality Club of the Year Award
- Ashley Moeller being awarded the Leading Goal Kicking Award in Division 3 with 121 goals
The contributions of many were recognised on the night including Dean Connors, who will be stepping down from his coaching commitments in 2014 after a very successful 2 years with the side on and off the field. President, John Clifford, announced the new coaching panel for 2014, with Ashley Moeller and Leighton Corr appointed Club Coaches.
The highlight of the night was the Best & Fairest Awards across both grades. Reserve Grade saw a two-way tie for 1st place, with first year players Aaron Hill & Steven Ruaporo taking the honours.
Kent Weir was a popular winner for the First Grade Best & Fairest and the Players Player Awards. A full list of winners can be found below.
Club Captain, Bradley Whale, spoke passionately of the continual growth of the Magic family, as we continue to welcome in many new players and their families to the club. It left no doubt in the room that 2014 is going to be another fantastic year at the Magic.
Reserve Grade (Division 5):
Most Improved: Dean Barber
Rookie of the Year: Tim Baracz
Coach's Award: Craig Reynolds
Golden Boot: Darren Edmondson (26 goals)
Players Player: Greg Driscoll
Runner-Up Best and Fairest: Shannon Deusson
Best and Fairest: Aaron Hill and Steven Ruaporo
First Grade (Division 3):
Most Improved: Daniel McIntyre and Ben Molyneaux
Rookie of the Year: Michael Collins
Coach's Award: Josh Mann
Golden Boot: Ashley Moeller (121 goals)
Player's Player: Kent Weir
Runner-Up Best and Fairest: Ashley Moeller and Daniel Clifford
Best and Fairest: Kent Weir