The Football Far North Coast Awards Night on Saturday night saw 250 people representing the 24 clubs, sponsors and community guests celebrate another successful season.
A glittering function at the Lismore Workers Club auditorium recognised outstanding individual, team and club performances through 2019. Thanks to everyone who attended and for clubs who were unable to have delegates present, we extend our appreciation for the many kind sentiments offered that the function be a successful one.
Amongst many highlights, Elsa Mangan who is the Lismore Thistles Premier Division captain was named Women’s Premier Division Player of the Year, while South Lismore FC captain Paddy Kable was named Men’s Premier Division Player of the Year.
The event was also an opportunity to recognise individual teams in the fourteen senior divisions that were declared as the fair play winners. Lismore Thistles received a $500 merchandising voucher as the club was named the inaugural Fair Play Club, as a Football Far North Coast initiative to urge all participants and member clubs to promote more respect and a positive spirit of the game.
Donations in the amount of $1000.00 were also made on behalf of the football community to the local Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Our Kids, with John Bancroft and Rebekah Battista on hand to speak on behalf of the respective organisations that do extraordinary work within the local region.
Long term strategic partners with Football Far North Coast Newcastle Permanent Building Society, Tursa Employment & Training and Lismore Workers Club, had delegates on hand to confirm a continued alignment with the sport and the community more broadly.
The full list of major winners is shown below;
Dedication to Football Award: Wally Edwards (Lismore Richmond Rovers FC)
2019 Club Championship: Byron Bay FC
Women’s Premier Division Golden Boot: Olivia Collins – 17 goals (Lismore Thistles SC)
Men’s Premier Division Golden Boot: Lisandro Luaces – 24 goals (Byron Bay FC)
Women’s Open Divisions Golden Boot: Catherine North – 31 goals (Uki Pythons FC)
Men’s Open Divisions Golden Boot: Glen Godbee – 33 goals (Shores United SC)
Referee of the Year: Connor Johnston
2019 Fair Play Club of the Year: Lismore Thistles SC
Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Year: Michael Primiano (Goonellabah FC)
Newcastle Permanent Match Official of the Year: Len Keith
Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year: Carlo Borra (Lismore Richmond Rovers FC)
Women’s Premier Division Coach of the Year: Thaya Evenden (Lennox Head FC)
|Women’s Premier Division – TEAM of the YEAR|
|1||Arky||RYALL||Lismore Thistles SC|
|2||Violet||INNES||Byron Bay FC|
|4||Natalia||BROOKER||Lismore Thistles SC|
|5||Maddie||GREEN||Byron Bay FC|
|6||Chelsea||COLEMAN||Lennox Head FC|
|7||Elsa||MANGAN||Lismore Thistles SC|
|8||Laura||MARLOWE||Italo Stars FC|
|11||Olivia||COLLINS||Lismore Thistles SC|
Women’s Premier Division Player of the Year: Elsa Mangan (Lismore Thistles SC)
Men’s Premier Division Coach of the Year: Damon Bell (Byron Bay FC)
|Men’s Premier Division – TEAM of the YEAR|
|1||Pierce||ESSERY||Byron Bay FC|
|2||Jeremy||PERKINS||Lismore Richmond Rovers FC|
|3||James||TOMLINSON||Byron Bay FC|
|4||Shayne||SMITH||Lismore Richmond Rovers FC|
|5||Bobby||BUGDEN||Lismore Richmond Rovers FC|
|7||Oscar||STAHL||Lismore Thistles SC|
|8||Paddy||KABLE||South Lismore Celtic FC|
|9||Diego||VASQUEZ||Byron Bay FC|
|10||Jye||WILSON||Lismore Thisltes SC|
|11||Lisandro||LUACES||Byron Bay FC|
Men’s Premier Division Player of the Year: Paddy Kable (South Lismore Celtic FC)