Thursday, September 26, 2019

Nick Naden wins Michael Furjanic Memorial Award for Glenorchy Knights

Photo:  Nick Naden received his award from Suellen Furjanic in the presence of Robbie and Paul Furjanic and Anita Furjanic [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights]

Glenorchy Knights held their awards presentation dinner at Blundstone Arena Last Saturday night.

The club’s best-and-fairest senior men’s award has been renamed the Michael Furjanic Memorial Award and it was presented to the winner, Nick Naden, by Suellen Furjanic and members of her family.

Dmitri Nester was presented with his goalkeeper strip, framed for posterity, in recognition of his retirement from senior football.

A special guest at the function was the independent Federal Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, who spoke of his strong support for football.

Photo:  Nick Naden (left) and coach James Sherman [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights]

The team and perpetual trophy winners for Glenorchy Knights in 2019 were:

League 5
Best & Fairest – Thomas Huigsloot
Coach’s Award – Marcus Burn
Top Goal Scorer – Thomas Huigsloot

League 2
Best & Fairest – Will Roberts
Players’ Player – Hugh Graham
Coach’s Award – Jackson Phillips

Women’s Championship 1
Top Goalscorer – Serkalem Mulu
Most Improved – Rachel Hegarty
Players’ Player – Alex Hall

Challenge League
Best & Fairest – Alex Woodham
Players’ Player – Bahar Karia
Coach’s Award – Teddy Kadisha

National Premier League
Players’ Player – Nicholas Naden
Coach’s Award – Nicholas Naden & Thomas Young
Milan Lakoseljac Top Goal Scorer – Nicholas Naden
Stipe Majic Memorial Most Improved – Alex Bellini
Michael Furjanic Memorial Best & Fairest – Nicholas Naden 

Photo:  Ivan Baric presents Ryan Backhouse with his award [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights]

Perpetual Awards
Billy Krawczyk Encouragement Award – Ryan Backhouse
Women’s Outstanding Achievement – Chloe Wilton
Peter Huigsloot Most Dedicated Player – Marina Brkic
Vin McKay Best Club Person – Steven Kvarantan

Perpetual awards presented at the recent youth trophy presentation were the Joe Udovicic Youth Encouragement to Govinda Gurung and the Youth Sportsperson Award to Samuel Cox.

Glenorchy Knights will send a team to the National Croatian Soccer Tournament in Dandenong, Victoria, from 3-6 October 2019.

Photo:  The Knights awards dinner was held at Blundstone Arena [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights]

Photo:  Dmitri Nester receives his framed shirt [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights]

Photo:  Marina Brkic receives her  award from Tommy Huigsloot [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights]

Photo:  Steven Kvarantan receives his best clubman award from Knights president Tony Bacic [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights]

Photo:  Some of the club supporters at Knights' awards function.  Back (L-R):  Paul Furjanic, Anthony Bonnitcha, Anita Furjanic and Suellen Furjanic.  Front (L-R):  Zac Baltic, Olivia Crvenkovic and Marko Crvenkovic  [Photo courtesy of Glenorchy Knights]


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the night Glenorchy Knights and welcome back to the NPL . Young Naden must have had a great year cleaned up the NPL awards then played in the League two social grand final
great work

The Phoenix said...

Congratulations to all the winners.