Friday September 28th, Souths Logan Magpies held their annual Presentation night. Players, partners, sponsors & invited guests enjoying pre dinner canapes and champagne in the recently opened cocktail garden, followed by an evening in the Corella Room. Friday night recognised the outstanding effort put in by players and staff throughout the season in the Intrust Super Cup, Hastings Deering Colts, Mal Meninga Cup and BRL – A grade with the Women’s Awards night still to come.
First up for the night was the Mal Meninga U18’s featuring an array of up and coming talent, including Magpies & Broncos Forward David Fifita, along with Tesi Niu and Cruise Ten. The winner of the Beecher Larkin Memorial was youngster Jett Trembath. This trophy is awarded to a player who epitomises the Beecher spirit and who goes about his job without fuss but always gets the job done.
The Hastings Deering Colts finished the season strong by making a finals appearance, however going down to the Northern Pride. Awardees for the 20’s went to Blake Scott, Kye Oates & Jacob Alick, with Rory Ferguson taking out the Sel Deed – Colts player of the year award, after playing outstanding footy & making his debut for the Q Cup side.
With injuries & players progressing to the Broncos throughout the season the A Grade side felt the brunt of it. However even though constantly having players coming and going, the boys stuck at it and it payed of with wins towards the end of the season. Awards for the A Grade side went to Cody McIntosh, Cameron Booth and Magpies favourite Luke Archer. ISC assistant Coach Mat Cameron took out the Montgomery Lister Club Person of the year after his dedication to the Magpies, even strapping on his boots and running out for the A-Grade side when there weren’t enough players.
The Intrust Super Cup awards finished of the night. With Best Forward going to Brendon Gibb, Best Back to Sam Scarlett and the clubs Most Valuable Guy Hamilton. Travis Waddell took out the Mick Crocker Memorial. This award recognizes greatness and a strong passion for the game against all odds. The last trophy of the night is the most prestigious award presented in the Club and has been since his tragic loss in 1979. Considered one of toughest players in the Brisbane comp, Pat was headed to Sydney when we lost him. Former winners include Mal Meninga, Chris Phelan, Billy Johnstone, Gary Belcher, Richo Hill, Mat Pitman and Kieran Whalley. The Pat Phelan player of the year is scored every week, when 3 players receive a 1, 2 or 3, the player with the highest points, wins the club player of the year. On 18 points this year’s player of the year was Brendon Gibb.
Intrust Super Cup Award Winners
Greg Veivers Intrust Super Cup Best Forward – Brendon Gibb
Mal Meninga Intrust Super Cup Best Back – Sam Scarlett
Bill Tyquin Intrust Super Cup Most Valuable – Guy Hamilton
Mick Crocker Memorial – Travis Waddell
Pat Phelan Intrust Super Cup player of the year – Brendon Gibb
Hastings Deering Colts under 20 Award Winners
Greg Veivers Colts Best Forward – Blake Scott
Mal Meninga Colts Best Back – Kye Oates
Bill Tyquin Colts Most Valuable – Jacob Alick
Sel Deed Memorial – Colts Players of the year – Rory Ferguson
Mal Meninga Cup Under 18 Winners
Greg Veivers Mal Meninga Cup Best Forward – David Fifita
Mal Meninga Cup Best Back – Tesi Niu
Bill Tyquin Mal Meninga Cup Most Valuable – Cruise Ten
Beecher Larkin Memorial – Jett Trembath
BRL – A Grade:
Greg Veivers A Grade Best Forward – Cody McIntosh
Mal Meninga A Grade Best Back – Cameron Booth
Bill Tyquin A Grade Most Valuable – Luke Archer
Montgomery Lister – Club Person of the year – Mat Cameron
Photo Credit: Scott Cross