Forest Lake’s Ashlee Sciortino has made history as the first female player to receive the AFL Brisbane Juniors top honour; the O’Callaghan Medal for most votes polled in any division.
Ashlee’s 40 votes saw her nudge out Redland’s Miller Rose, who picked up the George Turnball medal with 39 votes.
Over 300 players, parents and volunteers turned out for the AFL Brisbane Juniors Gala Awards at Kedron Wavell Services Club last night.
Ex-Brisbane Lions star Richard Champion hosted the event, with current player and Brisbane Juniors Ambassador Liam Dawson, and Lion’s female marquee players Tayla Harris and Sabrina Frederick-Traub serving as medal presenters for the evening.
Best and fairest medals were handed out across all nineteen divisions, while Kate Guy from Mt Gravatt was named AFL Brisbane Juniors Youth Coach of the Year and Andrew Groom from Wests Juniors awarded the AFL Brisbane Juniors Coach of the Year.
The Neville Blunt Club Championship Award went to Redland.
Volunteers were also recognised with Rod Lake from Kenmore receiving the Brisbane Juniors Club Volunteer of the Year award.
AFL Brisbane Juniors
Club Championship: Redland
2016 Medal Winners:
Under 12 Division 1 Redland Alan O’Neill (19)
Under 12 Division 2 Sandgate Jack Campbell (17)
Under 12 Division 3 Wynnum Aleem Sanni (31)
Under 12 Division 4 Alexandra Hills Patrick Burford (21)
Under 13 Division 1 Sherwood Benjamin Finke (25)
Under 13 Division 2 Redland Miller Rose (39)
Under 13 Division 3 Beenleigh Nathan Field (23)
Under 13 Girls Forest Lake Ashlee Sciortino (40)
Under 14 Division 1 Aspley Lachlan McCormick (25)
Under 14 Division 2 Calamvale Regan Simmons (20)
Under 14 Division 3 Park Ridge Ethan Lennen (17)
Under 15 Division 1 Moreton Bay Ronan Mayes (25)
Sherwood James Ward (25)
Under 15 Division 2 Narangba Samuel Cairns (24)
Under 15 Division 3 Beenleigh Dillon Lewis (25)
Under 15 Girls Division 1 Moreton Bay Lions Lily Postlethwaite (35)
Under 15 Girls Division 2 Jindalee Gracie Nugent(18)
Under 17 Division 1 Beenleigh Mitchell Fitzpatrick (22)
Under 17 Division 2 Springwood Riley Brandenburg (33)
Under 17 Girls Coorparoo Tarni White (25)
George Turnbull Medal Redland Miller Rose (39)
O’Callaghan Medal Forest Lake Ashlee Sciortino (40)
AFLBJ Volunteers of the Year
Brisbane Lions Services to Junior AFL Beenleigh Mick Jordan
League Administrator AFLBJ Umpires Lachlan Chambers
Club Volunteer Kenmore Rod Lake
Club Administrator Alexandra Hills Leanne Taylor
Junior Coach Wests Juniors Andrew Groom
Youth Coach Mt Gravatt Kate Guy
Female Coach Calamvale Helena McNaught
EXIMM Junior Club Person Sherwood Ashleigh Wright
2016 Sponsor McDonald’s