2009/2010 Blues Award Winners

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

By: B.Newell

The Blues Dinner is touch footballís night of nights and New South Wales Touch would like to congratulate all award winners and nominees on excellence and contribution to touch football.

NSW Touch has almost 120,000 members and to be named in the top of your category, for the past 18 months, is a great feat in itself. Each award recipient was well commended of these achievements, and each winner was modest and honoured in receiving their prestigious awards.

 

The 2009/2010 Blues Award Winners

Debbie Bridgeman- Western Suburbs TA

Steve Day- Eastern Suburbs TA

Debbie Day- Eastern Suburbs TA

Derek Duguid- Penrith TA

Phil Lindsay-Penrith TA

Bruce Falloon- Quirindi TA/Northern Eagles TA

Mark Fenton- Western Suburbs TA

Brett Gillard- Manly Warringah TA/Sydney Scorpions TA/NSWTA Selectors

Kellie Johnston- Wallsend TA

Melissa Jones - NSWTA Referees

Peter Lees- Tamworth TA

John Mayes- Evans Head TA

Brad Mayes- Evans Head TA

Kylie Mazloum- Bankstown Jnrs TA

David McDonald- Penrith TA/NSWTA Selectors.

Monique Nolan- Parramatta TA

Wayne Plant- Wagga Wagga TA,

Graham Pickering- Manly Warringah TA

Paul Robinson- Balmain TA

Keith Rozario- Bankstown Jnrs TA

Tim Ryan- Yamba TA

Megan Ryan- Eastern Suburbs TA

Daryl Shaw- Penrith TA

Wendy Sloggett- Parramatta TA

Mary Wachman- Eastern Suburbs TA

John Wachman- Eastern Suburbs TA

 

Affiliate of the Year

State Winner for NSW Touch Football Affiliate of the Year
WESTERN SUBURBS TOUCH ASSOCIATION 

This club is well known for its rep strength in tournaments, but its at its park level that it has shone most brightly. Through innovation in the creation of a unique concept to combat the ever presence of OzTag this association has thrived against its competitors, rather than feared. The club continues to go from strength to strength with its streamline governance and systematic procedures, ensuring a prosperous future.

 

Regional Winner for Southern Suns
GRIFFITH TOUCH ASSOCIATION 

Griffith Touch Association has had exceptional growth within the club, most notably in the mixed open division. With this growth Griffith Touch were able to create an excellent social atmosphere for all members. Their real strength lies in referee development where they continue to promote this technical arm and an increase in numbers regularly.

 

Regional Winner for Sydney Rebels
EASTERN SUBURBS TOUCH ASSOCIATION 

Not only are they New South Wales Touch Footballís largest, but also one that continues to strive for advancement. Eastern Suburbs Touch had a fantastic last 18 months where it claimed the club championship at 2009 NSW State Cup, which included a range of titles.

With over 260 junior teams and 330 senior teams, this association has not sat on its laurels but rather continues to promote and grow the sport across all areas.

 

Regional Winner for Sydney Mets
WESTERN SUBURBS TOUCH ASSOCIATION 

Western Suburbs Touch Association is well known for its rep strength in tournaments, but itís at park level that it has shone most brightly throughout the past 18 months. Through innovation in the creation of a unique concept to combat the ever presence of OzTag, this association has thrived against its competitors, rather than feared. Wests Touch continues to go from strength to strength with its streamline governance and systematic procedures, ensuring a prosperous future.

  

Regional Winner for Sydney Scorpions
PARRAMATTA TOUCH ASSOCIATION 

The redevelopment of Parramatta Touch Associationís governance structure has seen an improvement in their operation and is surly the driving force behind the large advancement in this association. The club continues to be a major force in the representative ranks and through the constant growth in their highly successful junior competition, this will surly continue into the future.

  

Regional Winner for Hunter Western Hornets
DUBBO TOUCH ASSOCIATION 

Enhancement and growth of their park competition has been at the forefront of this association for some time. However it is the dedication and recent governance advancement of Dubbo Touch that have made the club move forward in leaps and bounds. The clubs skill and experience in managing the Country Championships for over 20 years has followed through in their representative enhancements in the last 18 months. Celebrating 35 Years of Dubbo Touch, this is a fitting way to recognise ongoing success and stature.

  

Regional Winner for Northern Eagles
PORT MACQUARIE TOUCH ASSOCIATION 

A continuous host of major touch football events highlights the thirst this club has for advancement. Through their dedicated committee this club continues to punch well above their weight both on and off the field. The recent developments of their venue is one outcome many of us will witness through the 2010 NSW State Cup, making it a fitting declaration that Port Macquarie are given this outstanding award.

 

Administrator of the Year

State Winner for NSW Touch Football Administrator of the Year

DAVID BAGGIO

David was instrumental in the implementation of many streamlining processes including the online registration process with the extremely large Wagga Junior competition. Through these improvements his association is now considered to be amongst the top few clubs in not only participation but also administration and governance. His performance and knowledge of touch football exceeds all levels, making him a most worthy recipient for this prestigious award.

 

Regional Winner for Southern Suns
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

DAVID BAGGIO

David was instrumental in the implementation of many streamlining processes including the online registration process with the extremely large Wagga Junior competition. Through these improvements his association is now considered to be amongst the top few clubs in not only participation but also administration and governance. His performance and knowledge of touch football exceeds all levels, making him a most worthy recipient for this prestigious award.

 

Regional Winner for Sydney Rebels
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

GABRIELLE ROSE

Cronulla TA was on the brink of extinction before former player and club stalwart Gab Rose took over the Presidency. In her first year, with the assistance of a new and young committee, she turned a 6 team comp into a 32 team comp.

The leadership skills she displayed on the field is now transferring to the administration side of the game.

Previously a prod and strong representative club, Gab now is focussing on developing the park comp before embarking on a rep program.

 

Regional Winner for Sydney Mets
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

DEANNE RUSHWORTH

Deanneís passion for her club continually seeís her strive for personal improvement to assist in its growth through innovative administrative procedures. The club in the heartland of western Sydney sees it compete with massive funds of the big four sports and continually punches above its weight and compete in the social sport market.

 

Regional Winner for Sydney Mets
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

KIM SOLMAN

Through Kim's short amount of time in this role she has shown enthusiasm, dedication and passion far beyond that of others. Kimís innovation and influential input at all levels from park to rep has been instrumental in the clubs overall success in the past 18 months. Her involvement within her administration role has also enhanced and had significant impact on the park comp, particularly that of the school girls competition.

 

Regional Winner for Hunter Western Hornets
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

ROD DILLON

Rob has shown a tremendous amount of diligence and dedication to his position at Peninsula Touch. Robís contribution to the innovative planning weekends have paved the way for future success at the club for many years to come. His facilitation of junior participation into the senior comps are at the mercy of the clubs members, which has shown in growth over the past 18 months. Rodís friendliness and enjoyment for the game has driven him over obstacles well beyond the measure of success.

 

Regional Winner for Northern Eagles
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

GRAHAM GOODWIN

With the increase of participation a highlight of his success, Grahamís 4 years at the helm of Taree Touch have been a big impact on the re-establishment of the clubs men's and women's competitions. The coordination and development of all arms of the game have added to his individual success, and is shown through the full outfit of all possible junior representative teams and the increase of senior rep teams to that measure.

 

NSWTA SELECTOR OF THE YEAR

BARRY GIBSON

Barry is a quiet achiever of the selectors ranks using his knowledge and playing history to cast a critical eye over the players in the NSW 20ís program. His record of achievements and work ethic is something the NSW selectors panel are looking to replicate amongst all their selectors.

 

NSWTA JUNIOR COACH OF THE YEAR

DAVID NOLAN

Dave Nolanís performances as a coach at the under 14ís and 16ís level make him an exciting prospect for future coaching honours. His temperament and technical ability has seen the players under his charge play a mature brand of touch well beyond their years. Daveís dedication and protruding involvement within the game will certainly be embraced by others for years to come.

 

NSWTA COACH OF THE YEAR

TONY TRAD

Tony Tradís coaching record speaks for itself however the 2009/10 period will be remembered by Tony himself as a highlight in his coaching career. His performances with Wests in the 2009 Vawdon Cup had them just fall short of the winning post. However it was his performance as Australian Menís Open Coach under pressure in two Trans Tasman Tests both here and overseas, the second of which with an undermanned line-up which saw him not only secure but retain both the Trans Tasman Test Series but also this award.

 

REGION OF THE YEAR

SYDNEY SCORPIONS

The Sydney Scorpions have really turned themselves around both on and off the field. Currently they hold the National Opens, Seniors and Youth Championships as well as the championship region for the New South Wales Touch Football Under 14ís & 16ís Regionals.

Off the field they have showed renewed vigour in all aspects in regional administration and management.

 

 

NSWTA JUNIOR FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

ALICIA QUIRK

This young lady from Wagga really took a shine to graduating from youth play into the opens category. A stand out performer for CCC at the 2009 National Youth Championships saw Alicia force her way in to the Australian Womens Open Squad. Her performances in this company saw her selected to debut for the Australian Womens Open side in January 2010.

 

NSWTA JUNIOR MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

SAM BRISBY

Sam arrived as a player in 2009/10. His standout performances for Manly against much tougher oppositions in premier league have caught the eye of many a keen judge, including the Australian Selectors. This resulted in his debut for the Australian Menís Open side against New Zealand in Auckland in 2010 as a 17 year old.

 

NSWTA MALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

DYLAN HENNESSEY

Dylan backed up his player of the year award last year with a repeat performance this year. His eye catching play at both NTLís as well as excellent performances during the State and Vawdon Cupís has seen him secure his second player of the year in a very tight finish with three outstanding players who were also nominated in this category.

 

NSWTA FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

NICOLE MCHUGH

An outstanding 2009/2010 saw her star for Western Suburbs throughout both State and Vawdon Cupís, seeing her finish in the top tier of votes in the 2009 Smith Medal.

2010 saw Nicole make her debut for the Australian Womens Open team where she stared against the Kiwiís in their own back yard. Firmly cementing this talented youngster as no longer a future star but one that has already arrived.

 

 

By B.Newell