Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ricky Orr is Metro's best and fairest

Photos (Top to Bottom): Ricky Orr scooped the pool; Terry Kent with his trophy; Multi-award winner Ricky Orr with his trophies; Jarrod Berry; Amber Johnson; Kaitlyn Jetson; Leah Giles; Ryan Thurley; Grant Malcolm...returned from Melbourne for the dinner; Colin 'Sam' Sweeney travelled from interstate for the awards dinner; Greg Saunders; Aaron Marney; (L-R) Neil Saunders, Matthew Gasparin and Terry Kent; Jim Brown; Doug Saunders with his Under-19 league champions; Frank and Jan Robins with Simon Land

Ricky Orr easily won Metro’s best-and-fairest award with 57 votes and the Scottish striker also took out the leading goalscoring award for the club.

Aaron Marney was second with 33 votes and Colin Sweeney third with 31 votes.

Marney was the most consistent senior player and goalkeeper Simon Land collected the coach’s award.

Veteran Terry Kent was the reserves’ best-and-fairest with 23 votes, while Jim Brown, who also took out the ‘most consistent’ award, was second with 15 votes, and Paul Docherty third with 9 votes.

The coach’s award went to Jarrod Berry.

Metro’s Under-19s won the league title under coach Doug Saunders and their best-and-fairest player award was shared by Travis Brooks and Ryan Murtagh with 25 votes each.

Ryan Thurley was second with 20 votes and he also took out the ‘most consistent’ award, while Trent Delaney was third with 18 votes.

Doug Saunders gave his coach’s award to Jack Bowerman.

In the Men’s Division Four team, Scott O’Brien presented the players’ player-of-the-year’ award to Simon Hall.

Nikki Hallam took out the Women’s Division One best-and-fairest award, while Leah Giles was the most consistent and Amber Johnson earned the coach’s award.

Alicia Wilson was the Women’s Division Two best and fairest, Kaitlyn Jetson the most consistent, and Binte Makelele earned the coach’s award.

The Steve Robins Perpetual Trophy awarded for services to the club was won by Simon Land.

The trophy was presented by Steve’s parents, Frank and Jan Robins.

Matthew Gasparin was the MC at the awards dinner, while Greg Saunders delivered the president’s speech in the absence of Craig Bidgood, who is in hospital recovering after surgery.

Long-time club stalwart Karen Rubenach also missed the function because she is in hospital, while former president Jim Mackinnon was in Sydney for the Socceroos’ match against The Netherlands.

Women’s coach Karen Lawler was at the Master’s Tournament interstate.

The club’s three Scottish imports, Ricky Orr, Colin ‘Sam’ Sweeney and Grant Malcolm flew back from Melbourne for the awards evening.

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