The Village Tavern SAWFL 2015 Dutschke Medal Night
FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2015. TOP OF THE ARK, ARKABA HOTEL
The Village Tavern SA Women’s Football League 2015 Dutschke Medal Night saw almost 250 people come together at the Arkaba Hotel for the night of nights of female football in Adelaide.
Thank you to all who attended and a special thank you to the Master of Ceremonies, Ben Hook, who again did a tremendous job.
We would like to congratulate the award recipients who are listed below in order of their announcement.
UNDER 18 GIRLS LEADING GOAL KICKER
Winner: Chelsea Salvemini, Angle Vale
- Chelsea accumulated 24 goals throughout the Minor Rounds.
- She was three goals clear of Morphettville Park’s Brianna Walling and Modbury’s Chloe Scheer, who each scored 21 goals.
UNDER 18 GIRLS RELL SMITH MEDAL (BEST & FAIREST)
- The Rell Smith Medal is named after Narelle Smith, a SAWFL Life Member who has played over 100 games for the League.
- After retiring from playing football, Narelle became one of the first female coaches for the Inaugural Female Academy and has continued to work with these Academies each year.
- She also ran an all-girls AUSKICK Centre at Hectorville and coached the Inaugural Under 18s State Team for two years.
- Narelle is currently the Head Coach of the Women's State Team, Head Coach for Morphettville Park Open Women's Division 1 Team and an Assistant Coach for the Melbourne Football Club’s Women’s team.
- The Rell Smith Medal is awarded to the player with the highest number of Umpire Votes in the Under 18 Girls competition.
Winner: Chloe Scheer, Modbury
- Chloe has had a very successful year in football and was a stand-out player in Modbury’s Under 18 Girls side. Most weekends, she also played in Modbury’s Open Women’s team.
- Chloe collected 19 votes this season, which was an outstanding 10 votes clear of any other player.
CHERYL CATES AWARD FOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
- This award is named in honour of Cheryl Cates who was the longest serving President from 2009 to 2013, and in this role she worked exceptionally hard to bring all administrative processes to standard and increase the professionalism of the League.
- This award seeks to recognise and reward the efforts of volunteers and officials that promote and administer Women's Football.
Winner: Julie Wells
- Julie is the coordinator for Modbury Football Club’s three female teams, which sees her manage all of the administration, registrations and collection of fees.
- As part of this role, she also performs the duties of team manager, volunteer coordinator and club delegate for all three teams.
- Julie is a Director on the SAWFL Board and performs the role of Treasurer.
- She also assisted the League this year by volunteering at both the Under 15 Girls and Under 18 Girls Grand Finals.
CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD
- This award seeks to recognise the efforts of clubs and their volunteers and officials that promote Women's Football and provide a safe, sustainable and professional Club environment.
Winner: Morphettville Park
- This is the first year that Morphettville Park has been awarded Club of the Year.
- This season, the club fielded four female teams, as well as an all-girls Auskick.
- They have almost 100 players, 42 of which are under 18.
- From 2014 to 2015, they had a 15% increase in total player retention and a 70% increase in junior retention.
- They had a considerable number of players selected to represent the state in both the Youth Girls and Senior age groups.
- They had two players drafted to the Melbourne Football Club and their Division 1 Coach was again selected as an Assistant Coach of the Melbourne Football Club, which has generated more media interest in their Club and The League than ever before.
- They are an active member of the STARCLUB program and have a large band of qualified volunteers.
- They held a number of successful fundraisers and had an increase in sponsorship as a result of introducing a sponsorship coordinator role.
MILESTONE GAME AWARDS
50 GAME MILESTONE
- Chantell Bandtock, Angle Vale
- Tania Franklin, Angle Vale
- Aishlin Killeen, Angle Vale
- Emily Fricker, Greenacres
- Jean Jones, Greenacres
- Marinet Morgan, Greenacres
- Ashlee Reid, Greenacres
- Hayley Williams-Gates, Greenacres
- Kim Brooks, Ingle Farm
- Vicki Burford, Ingle Farm
- Jacinda Roy, Ingle Farm
- Emma Cornish, Modbury
- Rebecca Gemmell, Modbury
- Courtney Roberts, Modbury
- Karissa Searle, Modbury
- Caitlen Teague, Modbury
- Nicole Tucker, Modbury
- Hayley Wilkinson, Modbury
- Jessica Barnes, Morphettville Park
- Georgia Bevan, Morphettville Park
- Samantha Clarke, Morphettville Park
- Jennifer Du, Morphettville Park
- Danielle Goding, Morphettville Park
- Lowana Schmucker, Morphettville Park
- Nicole Baker, Salisbury
- Tammara Jones, Salisbury
- Rebecca Kilpatrick, Salisbury
- Hannah Pavlovich, Salisbury
- Courtney Plowman, Salisbury
- Demi Sonneman, Salisbury
- Hannah Crump, West Adelaide
- Rachael Killian, West Adelaide
- Louella McCarthy, West Adelaide
- Eliza Oates, West Adelaide
100 GAME MILESTONE
- Megan Wilsdon, Adelaide University
- Bronwyn Davey, Greenacres
- Sarah Underdown, Morphettville Park
- Emma Sampson, West Adelaide
150 GAME MILESTONE
- Julie Power, Adelaide University
- Kaily Buchalka, Morphettville Park
- Courtney Cramey, Morphettville Park
- Kirsty Degabriele, West Adelaide
300 GAME MILESTONE
- Tiffany Lee, Adelaide University
- This is an incredible achievement for Tiffany who has played in the League since its inaugural year in 1991. She is a five-time Glazbrook Medallist for Leading Goal Kicker, a six-time Dutschke Medallist and a Life Member of the League. She is the second player in South Australia to have reached this milestone, and she currently plays for Adelaide University in the Open Women’s Division 2 competition.
OPEN WOMEN'S CARMEL LAUBE MEDAL (PLAYER'S PLAYER)
- This medal was named in memory and honour of Carmel Laube, who played for Edwardstown and represented the State before she was diagnosed with Leukaemia.
- She is fondly remembered for her time and contribution to the League.
- This medal is awarded to the Player's Player - the most respected player amongst peers in the competition.
Winner: Brooke Copeland, Greenacres
- This is Brooke’s second Carmel Laube Medal, having also won the medal in 2013.
OPEN WOMEN'S DIVISION 2 LEADING GOAL KICKER
Winner: Lesley Burrows, Angle Vale
- Lesley accumulated 59 goals throughout the Minor Rounds, with an average of five goals per game.
- She kicked 10 goals in Round 12, followed by 12 goals in Round 13, to overtake 8-time Leading Goal Kicker recipient, Fiona Clancey, on the leader board.
- She finished the minor rounds just three goals ahead of Clancey.
OPEN WOMEN'S DIVISION 2 MULVIHILL MEDAL (BEST & FAIREST)
- The Mulvihill Medal is named after Catherine Mulvihill, who has been a dedicated member of the League as a player and volunteer since its inaugural year in 1991.
- Catherine’s many achievements in football include being a long-time state representative player, a Life Member of the League, and becoming the first player in the League, and the second player nationally, to reach 300 games.
- The Mulvihill Medal is awarded to the player with the highest number of Umpire Votes in Open Women’s Division 2 competition.
Winner: Brittany Perry
- This is Brittany’s first Best & Fairest Medal.
- She collected 21 votes throughout the season, which was 6 votes ahead of her team mate, Sarah Ellis.
- Brittany joined the League in 2010 and has collected a number of awards since then, including the Carmel Laube Medal for Player’s Player in 2010 and the Amos & Clarke Junior Development Award in 2010 and 2011.
- She is also a talented cricketer and plays for the SA Scorpions.
OPEN WOMEN'S PITMAN MEDAL (ROOKIE OF THE YEAR)
- This medal is named after Deb Pitman who is a Life Member of the League.
- This award is given to the first year player with the highest number of votes in the Open Women’s competition.
Winner: Jamilla Hull, Adelaide University
- Jamilla comes from a soccer and futsal background.
- She moved to Melbourne recently to continue her career in futsal.
- She has been a stand out player for Adelaide University this year, and she lead the Mulvihill Medal vote count for the first ten rounds of the season.
OPEN WOMEN'S DIVISION 1 GLAZBROOK MEDAL (LEADING GOAL KICKER)
- The Glazbrook Medal was named after Trudy Glazbrook, who at the time was the League's longest running, highest goal kicker.
- Trudy played for Hectorville and North Adelaide before injuries took their toll, and after a period of retirement she returned to football and has been playing for Greenacres.
- This Medal is awarded to the player with the highest number of goals kicked in the Open Women’s Division 1 competition.
Winner: Emma Sampson, West Adelaide
- Emma accumulated 50 goals this season, just five goals clear of the runner-up, Tayla Gordon.
- Emma was a clear leader from the start of the season and remained consistent, averaging 3 goals per game.
OPEN WOMEN'S AMOS & CLARKE MEDAL (JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT AWARD)
- This medal is the League’s Junior Development Award and is sponsored by Life Member, Murray Amos, and Amanda Clarke.
- This Medal is awarded to the highest ranked youngest player under 18 years in the Open Women’s competition.
Winner: Chloe Scheer, Modbury
- This is fantastic achievement for Chloe, who is just 15 years old and played in this year’s Open Women’s competition under a dispensation.
- Chloe also took home the 2015 Rell Smith Medal.
- Chloe will be a player to watch in the next few years as she makes her mark on the Open Women’s competition.
OPEN WOMEN'S DIVISION 1 DUTSCHKE MEDAL (BEST & FAIREST)
- The Dutschke Medal is named after Gina Dutschke who founded the South Australian Women's Football League in 1990.
- The Dutschke Medal is presented to the Division 1 Best And Fairest Player.
Winner: Emma Sampson, West Adelaide
- This is Emma’s second Dutschke Medal, having also been named the League’s Best & Fairest Player in 2011.
- She also collected the 2015 Glazbrook Medal for the Division 1 Leading Goal Kicker.
- Emma was awarded the Carmel Laube Medal for Player’s Player in 2005.
- Emma is also an accomplished cricketer who represented both South Australia and Australia before retiring after the 2009 World Cup.
Photos of the award recipients are now available on the SAWFL Facebook Page and the complete set of photos from the evening will be available during the week. Photos from the night were taken by License To Shoot Photography.
BEST & FAIREST MEDALLISTS' VOTE COUNTS
Round by Round & Summaries