SPORTS: Karuah Roos Celebrate Grand Final Victory

Dylan Foley Rising Star (left) Tim Johnson Coaches Award ( center) Jack Croese Best and Fairest
Dylan Foley Rising Star (left) Tim Johnson Coaches Award ( center) Jack Croese Best and Fairest

“WE had a great year and we’re a family.”

That’s how Karuah Roos Grand Final winning Coach-Captain Dwayne Fleming summed up his team’s performance at last Friday’s Presentation night.

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Players, family, friends and supporters all gathered at the Karuah RSL for a sit down dinner and a night of celebration.

“We started off the year with 5 sets of brothers in the team, but we’re all brothers now,” Dwayne told the News Of The Area.

As for the awards, Josh Simms won most Tries with 23, Rookie of the Year went to Nathan Ritzau.

Coaches Award  to Tim Johnson and Dylan Foley Rising Star.

Players Player went to Ben Langdon, Jack Croese won Best & Fairest.

Daniel Evans was awarded Players Player Runner Up,Mitch O’Bryan took first.

Sam Croese won highest points and Best Back, Best Forward went to Matt Croese.

The Club Man Award went to William Evans.  Sonja Evans was also recognised for her work as Club Secretary.

As for next year, Dwayne Fleming says he won’t be coaching and he’ll take some time to think about whether he’ll play again.

“I’m not injured, it’s age,” he said with a big smile.

“I’ll be 41 next week.”

The Roos 24 -20 victory over the Hinton Hornets, was the first Grand Final victory for a Roos side since 1975.

A reminder the Club’s AGM is being held at 10am on Sunday 30 October at the Karuah Motor Yacht Club.  All welcome.

By Margie TIERNEY

William Evans Clubman Award
William Evans Clubman Award

 

Josh Page Most Tries with 23 tries ( left) Colleen Barry presenting the Rookie of the Year to Nathan Ritzau(right)
Josh Page Most Tries with 23 tries ( left) Colleen Barry presenting the Rookie of the Year to Nathan Ritzau(right)

 

Daniel Evans Playes Player Runner up ( left) Ben Langdon Players Player( center) Thankyou to the Coach (right)
Daniel Evans Playes Player Runner up ( left) Ben Langdon Players Player( center) Thankyou to the Coach (right)

 

 Thankyou to club Sec/ Tres/ Team Manager Sonja Evans (left) Thankyou to Club President Fiona Manton ( right)
Thankyou to Club President Fiona Manton (left) Thankyou to club Sec/ Tres/ Team Manager Sonja Evans( right)

 

Thankyou to FAO/Strapper William Evans for holding the team together
Thankyou to FAO/Strapper William Evans for holding the team together

 

 Thankyou to Ball boys Shaqueil Saunders (left) Thankyou to Ball Boy Nick Napier(center) Thankyou to Ball Boy Luke McCarthy and absent ball boy Jacob Napier (right)
Thankyou to Ball boys Shaqueil Saunders (left) Thankyou to Ball Boy Nick Napier(center) Thankyou to Ball Boy Luke McCarthy (right)

 

 

 

 

 

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