Moree Boomerangs Rugby League Football Club celebrate 2018 season success at presentation night

Moree Boomerangs Rugby League Football Club celebrated their most successful season yet at their annual presentation night at the end of last month.

The Rangs made history this year, securing three Group 19 rugby league premierships after a dream grand final day at home in September.

Each of the three men’s teams – A grade, reserve grade and under 18s – were the 2018 minor and major premiers, while the ladies league tag side made the Group 19 semi-finals.

Members of the club turned out to celebrate this year’s success and reward players and coaches on a fantastic performance at the end of season presentation, held at Moree Town Hall, on Friday, November 23.

Anthony Williams was the big winner on the night, winning the Lyal and Carmine Munro award for the 2018 Player of the Year.

Keanan Duncan was named Rookie of the Year, while Zac Sampson won the A grade Players Player.

As one season ends, another begins and the Moree Boomerangs are seeking suitably qualified and experienced coaches for the 2019 season in A grade, reserve grade, juniors and league tag.

Potential applicants are to submit in writing an application detailing qualifications and experience to the board of directors by Monday, December 17. Applications can be sent to moree.boomerangs@gmail.com or by contacting the secretary on 0418 765 152.

The 2018 award winners

Major awards:

  • Lyall and Carmine Munro 2018 Moree Boomerangs Player of the Year – Anthony Williams
  • Cheeky McIntosh Memorial 2018 Moree Boomerangs Rookie of the Year – Keanan Duncan
  • Garnett Brennan Memorial 2018 Moree Boomerangs A Grade Players Player – Zac Sampson
  • Gordon Parky Swan Memorial 2018 Moree Boomerangs League Tag Players Player – Jessica Karkoe-Smith
  • Bruce and Delphine Munro Memorial Player in a Final Series – Peter Duncan
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Representative of the Year – Brett Wright
  • Harold Sambo Sampson Memorial 2018 Moree Boomerangs Knockout Player of the Year – Stan Swan
  • Les Roberts Memorial 2018 Moree Boomerangs Club Person of the Year – Glen Crump
  • Lou and Thelma Swan Memorial 2018 Moree Boomerangs Most Dedicated – Katie Davidson
  • Aubrey Cain Memorial – Stewart Smith-Porter
  • Sheryl Smith Memorial – Craig Whitfield

Best and Fairest awards:

  • Shirley Johnson Memorial for the 2018 League Tag Best and Fairest – Deborah McGrady
  • Tom Brennan Memorial for 2018 Juniors Best and Fairest – Keanan Duncan
  • Dulcie Duke Memorial for 2018 Reserve Grade Best and Fairest – Craig Whitfield
  • Phil Barker Memorial for 2018 A Grade Best and Fairest – Anthony Williams
  • Group 19 Women’s Nines 2018 Seniors Best and Fairest – Toni McGrady
  • Group 19 Women’s Nines 2018 Juniors Best and Fairest – Belle Braze

Knockout awards:

  • NSW Aboriginal Knockout Moree Boomerangs 2018 Under 12 Best and Fairest – Michael Salafia
  • NSW Aboriginal Knockout Moree Boomerangs 2018 Under 15 Best and Fairest – Jaleil Cooper
  • NSW Aboriginal Knockout Moree Boomerangs 2018 Men’s Team 1 Best and Fairest – Jamie Sampson
  • NSW Aboriginal Knockout Moree Boomerangs 2018 Men’s Team 2 Best and; Fairest – Stan Swan
  • NSW Aboriginal Knockout Moree Boomerangs 2018 Women’s Best andFairest – Shirley May Swan Jnr
  • NSW Aboriginal Knockout Moree Boomerangs 2018 Under 18’s Player Of The Year – Byron Smith

League tag awards:

  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Ladies League Tag Coaches Award – Jaydee Picker
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Ladies League Tag Coaches Award – Taylha Craigie-Duke
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Ladies League Tag Most Improved – Taisha Sweeney
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Ladies League Tag Most Dedicated – Katie Davidson
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Ladies League Tag Most Consistent – Jenica Haines-Creighton
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Ladies League Tag Highest Point Scorer – Jordan McKenzie (12 tries and 13 goals = 74 points)

Junior awards:

  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Juniors Most Consistent – Byron Smith
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Juniors Coaches Award – Dwayne Smith-Porter
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Juniors Best Forward – Jade Porter
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Juniors Best Forward – Mark Pegus
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Juniors Most Improved – Terique Smith
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Juniors Best Back – Richard McGrady
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Juniors Highest Point Scorer – Daniel Smith-Porter (eight tries and two goals = 36 points)

Reserve grade awards:

  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Reserve Grade Coaches Award – Samuel Barker
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Reserve Grade Most Improved – Hayden McGrady
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Reserve Grade Best Forward – Chris Copeland
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Reserve Grade Best Back – Colin Hammond
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Evonne French Memorial Reserve Grade Highest Point Scorer – Silas Haines-Blackman (15 tries and one goal = 62 points)

A grade awards:

  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs A Grade Most Consistent – Tyrell Smith
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs A Grade Coaches Award – Kyle Butler
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs A Grade Most Improved – Donovan Munro
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs A Grade Best Forward – Peter Duncan
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs A Grade Best Back – Lloyd Munro
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs PG and ET Barker A Grade Highest Point Scorer – Jason Saunders (16 tries and 60 goals = 184 points)

Coaches awards:

  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs A Grade Group 19 Minor and Major Premiers Coach – Chris Binge
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Reserve Grade Group 19 Minor and Major Premiers Coach – Ed Saunders
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Reserve Grade Group 19 Minor and Major Premiers Coach – Brian “Gadget” Saunders
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Juniors Group 19 Minor and Major Premiers Coach – Jeramy Smith
  • 2018 Moree Boomerangs Ladies League Tag Group 19 Semi Finalists Coach – Lorilie Haines