Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tom Roach wins a Vic Tuting Medal for third time

Photo:  University's Tom Roach in action (left) against Beachside [PlessPix]

Tom Roach of University has won the 2019 Vic Tuting Medal as the best and fairest player in the Southern Championship.

Roach polled 30 votes, seven more than second-placed Kamata Hamaguchi of Taroona.

It is the third time that Roach has won the Vic Tuting Medal.

He first won it in 2005, while in 2006 he shared the award with Kingborough’s Chris Sanita.  It was then known as the Vic Tuting Silver Medal and was awarded to the best player in the top-flight league.  Roach played with South Hobart in those two seasons.

Olivia Young won the equivalent women’s award as best and fairest player in the Women’s Southern Championship competition.

She polled 17 votes, one ahead of Taroona’s Mia Fujiura.

Photo:  South Hobart's Sam Tooze with his Golden Boot Award [Photo by Nikki Long]

Sam Tooze of South Hobart was the winner of the best player award for the Challenge League and he also won the Golden Boot Award as the Challenge League’s top scorer.

Tooze gained 18 votes, one more than Hobart Zebras’ James Ackerley.

Patrick Watts of University won the Southern Championship 1 best and fairest award with 16 votes after playing a mere 6 games during the season.

Portia Leung was the best and fairest player in the Women’s Championship 1 competition.

Alfonso Giusti was the Championship referee-of-the-year, while Matthew Westwood was named as the Young Referee of the Year.

Andrew Brown was chosen as the coach of the year after taking Hobart United to the Southern Championship title.

Martin Dunnington was the coach of the year for Women’s Championship competition.

Photo:  Zebras' Challenge League coach Enzo Botte and team manager and brilliant photographer Nikki Long [Photo by Jill Gill]

The Challenge League coach-of-the-year was Hobart Zebras’ Enzo Botte.

Francis Kenyi of Hobart United won the Golden Boot Award in the Southern Championship competition with 28 goals.

Sophie Muir, with 30 goals, was the Golden Boot winner in the Southern Women’s Championship 1 competition, while Daisy Parsell, with 19 goals, was the top scorer in the Southern Women’s Championship 1 competition.


Anonymous said...

Hi Walter,

Did Roach win an award when he playing in the northern league? (I am not sure what team he played for though)

He has a had a tremendous career.

Walter said...

I think you may be correct.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who Roach played with up north?

Anonymous said...

How does the coach of the fourth best team win coach of the year amazing !

Anonymous said...

@ 3;55pm
Easily. It is voted on by his peers. So obviously the other coaches thought he deserved the votes.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Enzo, who is a ripper bloke who i've known for many years, and this award is well deserved as he didn't have the cattle to compete this year but made them hard to play against and they ground out some really solid results. Enzo is a committed club man too who does a power of work for Zebras, so well done mate!

Anonymous said...

Really ??????