BEST ON FIELD: Stanthorpe United men's player of the year Curtis Allen with Ross Merritt, Richard Mitchell and Steve McEvoy.
BEST ON FIELD: Stanthorpe United men's player of the year Curtis Allen with Ross Merritt, Richard Mitchell and Steve McEvoy. Kylie Jones

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.

Fillies player of the year Maddie Maguire with coaches Abbie McPaul and Hunter Murphy.
Fillies player of the year Maddie Maguire with coaches Abbie McPaul and Hunter Murphy. Kylie Jones

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.

AWARDS

Fillies

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

Junior Colts

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

Senior Colts

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

Ladies player of the year Brittany McEvoy with Barry Jones and Brian Westerhout.
Ladies player of the year Brittany McEvoy with Barry Jones and Brian Westerhout. Kylie Jones

Ladies

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

Men's

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

Presidents Award

Rose-Alba Musumeci

Club Award

Kylie Jones

Angelo Musumeci Volunteer Award

Shaun Kelly

Hall of Fame inductee

Matthew Purcell

Life Member Award

Kim McEvoy

Stanthorpe Border Post

Crews called to two grass fires within a few hours

Crews called to two grass fires within a few hours

Firefighters work quickly to bring blazes under control

Year 6s put on dance shoes while Year 12s say goodbye

Year 6s put on dance shoes while Year 12s say goodbye

Dance Fever and Year 12 retreat at St Joseph's

Good advice for class of 2018

Good advice for class of 2018

Wishing Year 12s the best

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