In a season where the Redbacks reached the final of the B Grade National Championships in Melbourne, and the club welcomed an array of new players from far and wide, we gathered together on July 15th 2015 to play the end of season match friendly followed by the eagerly awaited annual awards night!
The friendly match drew in a good crowd of both experienced and new players including an appearance from Clinton and Bec (original members of SCRKC) to welcoming new faces Ian and Ben (both keen Korfers playing on the international scene). It was great to have some full court action both for the new players to experience a full game, and for the more experienced players to pull out a move or 2. We had so much fun that the score didn’t matter and we announced the match a tie!
In need of a beer we continued on to the Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst for the most important aspect of the day the 2014/2015 Awards Night, hosted by none other than Team G and the Club President Victoria Wah.
The recipients of the prestigious awards were as follows:
Players’ Player of the Year:
Nominations – Rob Allen, George Lincoln, Wilfred Lau, Graham Morris and Sarah Higginson
Winner – Sarah Higginson
Most Improved Player:
Nominations – Meena Subramanyam, Wilfred Lau, Renton Parker and Elise Mizzi
Winner – Wilfred Lau
Nationals Best Play:
Nominations – Mark Zilm (long shot), Rob Allen (drop off), a 12 years old goal, Daniel Berg (hat trick), Gemma Pratt (buzzer beater), Wilfred Lau (interceptions) and James Gounis (amazing goal)
Winner – James Gounis (amazing goal)
Nominations – Everyone who turned up for marathon assistance, Simon Cunliffe and Ben Mizzi
Winner – Ben Mizzi
Nationals Top Scorer:
Nominations – Cheya Tyson (8), Neil Hayes (4), Sebastiaan Schlee (4), Joey Lai (3) and Graham Morris (13)
Winner – Graham Morris (yes 13)
Nominations – Victoria Wah, Elise Mizzi and James Gounis
Winner – James Gounis
Nominations – Gemma Pratt and Paul White
Winner – Paul White (2nd year in a row, though as he could not attend this social (the 1st ever) due to the birth of his 2nd son he provided us with an acceptance speech via video link featuring the future Korfballer Dominic White)
Nationals Best Supporter:
Nominations – Ruby, Cathy’s Grandson and The Bergs
Winner – The Bergs
MVB (Most Valuable Backpacker):
Nominations – Kat and Sam, Jaco Schippers and Cheya Tyson
Winner – Cheya Tyson
Ref’s Enemy (most passionate):
Nominations – Ben Mizzi, Simon Cunliffe, Neil Hayes and Sebastiaan Schlee
Winner – Sebastiaan Schlee
More photos from the night…
A big congratulations to all on this list and all who contributed to a fantastic year of Korfball in Sydney, here’s to 2016!