United cap year with awards
FOOTBALL: More than 100 people poured into the Stanthorpe RSL for the Stanthorpe United end of year presentation night.
Over 40 awards were presented on the night, with club president Brian Westerhout praising another stellar evening.
"I thought it was a great night,” he said. "We got well over 100 people to the night and I think most had a great time.
"The awards were fantastic. It just showed from some of the recipients and their reactions to awards, that we're a family and not just a club.”
Apart from individual playing awards, other big acknowledgements went to Rose-Alba Musumeci who was awarded the President's Award and Shaun Kelly who won the Angelo Musumeci Award for Volunteer of the Year for the second year running.
United men's player Matthew Purcell was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame following his service to the club over close to a decade.
Club stalwart Kim McEvoy was the latest recipient of Life Membership. She joins a select few to have received the award.
"The biggest ones of the night were the Hall of Fame and Kim getting her Life Membership. Kim has had 20 years of being a United member and volunteer,” Westerhout said.
The president praised all the volunteers who set up and organised the evening, MCs Curtis Allen and Jared Hitchener and club members for attending.
"All and all, very impressed and proud to be a Redback. It was a good year, especially how the men finished the year (winning the title).”
The club will hold its annual break-up at the Stanthorpe pool on Saturday, December 8.
Westerhout encouraged people who may want to join the club to head to the night.
Rookie of the Year - Erika Picknell
Coaches Award - Rory Kelly
Most Improved - Alyssa Wetzler
Most Consistent - Lilly Milne
Player of the Year runner-up - Alyssa Burgess
Player of the Year - Maddie Maguire
Rookie of the Year - Seth Brackin
Coaches Award - Jai Cook
Most Improved - Jaidyn Michalski
Most Consistent - Keegan Paulsen
Player's Player - Walker Murphy
Player of the Year runner-up - Andy Burgess
Player of the Year - Clancy Toms
Rookie of the Year - Michael Coco
Most Improved - Joey Kelly
Player's Player - Michael Westerhout
Player of Finals - Matt Burgess
Player of the Year runner-up - Kobi Jones
Player of the Year - Michael Westerhout
Rookie of the Year - Danielle Musumeci
Coaches Award - Lara Beckett
Most Improved - Emily Fleming
Most Consistent - Mattiece Jones
Player of Finals - Jess Westerhout
Player's Player - Alesha Westerhout
Player of the Year runner-up - Abbie McPaul
Player of the Year - Brittany McEvoy
Rookie of the Year - Hunter Murphy & Jared Hitchener
Coaches Award - Josh Crestani
Most Improved - Josh Musumeci
Most Consistent - Gunther Toomla
Player of Finals - Liam Hitchener
Player's Player - Liam Hitchener
Player of the Year runner-up - Matthew Purcell
Player of the Year - Curtis Allen
Golden Redback Award
Danielle Musumeci & Lara Beckett
Angelo Musumeci Volunteer Award
Hall of Fame inductee
Life Member Award