Springwood’s Rowan Page has added to his decorated football resume, winning his third straight Duncanson-Todd Medal as the QFA Division 1 HART Sport Cup’s Best and Fairest player at the AFL Queensland Community Football Awards held at the Royal International Convention Centre on Saturday evening.
Page earned the competition’s top honour after polling 21 total votes – three votes clear of Noosa’s Tyler Stack who finished in second place with 18 votes. Exciting Noosa 17 year old, Wil O’Dwyer, polled 22 votes but was ineligible for the award having received a suspension during the home and away season.
After a slow start to the season, Page produced a strong run home, earning the three votes in rounds 15 and 17 to claim an unprecedented third straight Best and Fairest.
Barry Gibson, AFL Queensland State Manager – Senior Football Operations, said the achievement is a reflection of Page’s talent and experience.
“It’s a huge career highlight for a player to win a league Best and Fairest award, but for a player to not only win two, but three and all in a row, in a competition as competitive as The Hart Sport Cup speaks volumes to Rowan’s talents”
“It is a monumental achievement and no doubt it will be a record that would be at extremely long odds to ever be repeated”
In the QFAW competition, Rebecca Goodwin from Broadbeach took out the Division 1 Best and Fairest honour.
Goodwin polled 20 votes overall to top the competition ahead of Kedron’s Massa Kesselly who finished in second with 16 votes.
Goodwin produced a consistent year in the blue and white hoops of Broadbeach, etching a comfortable five-vote lead after 12 rounds of play before earning a further five votes across the final five games to claim the QFAW’s top honour.
A Broadbeach player for the past three seasons, Goodwin has now played 42 games during which time she has emerged as a dependable midfielder.
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the inclusion space, Cheryl Haack was named the 2019 Inclusion Ambassador of the Year.
Haack has been involved with the Inclusion Program since its inception in 2013, where she has gone above and beyond to help drive the success of the AFL Queensland Inclusion team.
Her experience in welfare and player management was key a throughout the 2019 AFL National Inclusion Carnival which saw Queensland win the Division 2 Premiership.
Peter Yagmoor, AFL Queensland’s Programs Lead – Indigenous and Inclusion, said “Many families and athletes have benefited from Cheryl’s drive, passion and commitment to provide opportunities for people with disabilities.”
The Springwood Pumas AFC were named the Alpha Sport Senior Football Club of the Year.
AFL Queensland CEO, Dean Warren, praised Springwood for the outstanding job they do in creating opportunities for people of all ages, with over 300 registered players across all grades.
“On and off the field, the Pumas have excelled in their management of the club,” Mr Warren said.
“They have established a unique connection with their local community and have worked proactively with various levels of government and AFL Queensland to help sustain the long-term viability of the club.
“Springwood continues to set the standard in acknowledging the contribution of indigenous Australians to our game through their the outstanding presentation of Sir Doug Nicholls Round.”
University of Queensland’s Tom Molloy was named the 2019 Senior QFA Volunteer of the Year in recognition of his dedication and contribution of the Red Lions’ football program.
A driving force at the club, Molloy has been instrumental in assisting University of Queensland’s various senior teams, performing roles including game day management, assisting with training and easing the difficulties surrounding the club’s ground displacement for the first half of the 2019 season.
2019 AFL QUEENSLAND COMMUNITY FOOTBALL AWARDS WINNERS
Volunteer of the Year Awards
The Volunteer of the Year Award is designed to recognise the valuable contribution that volunteers make to their club, league and sport. Eligibility criteria includes actively contributing to the objectives of the Club and community in a volunteer capacity during the award period, playing an active role in assisting with the delivery of programs and services to the members of the club and presentation of a positive image for the club and AFL.
Senior QFA Volunteer of the Year
2019 winner: Tom Molloy, University of Queensland
Senior Community Coach of the Year
The Senior Coach of the Year Award is awarded to a coach who has excelled throughout the season.
2019 winner: Scott Peeler-Hammond, Kedron (QFAW Division 3)
Alpha Sport Senior Club of the Year
2019 winner: Springwood AFC
Community Umpire of the Year
The AFL Queensland Community Umpire of the Year award is awarded to an umpire in the Community space who not only shows that they are an outstanding umpire and dedicated to their craft, but talso go above and beyond to make the community better.
2019 Winner: Lucas Maher
Queensland Inclusion Team Best & Fairest (Brian Douge Award)
2019 winner: Graydon Poulsen
Inclusion Ambassador of the Year
Inclusion Ambassador of the Year; Cheryl Haack
Graydon Poulsen Award
The Graydon Poulsen Award was instituted in 2007 in recognition of the Nambour Football Club and, in particular the Under 18 player’s, contribution to the participation of Graydon Poulsen in under age football. Due to his teammate’s commitment, Graydon, despite having personal challenges, was able to play football with considerable success. Awarded to a club with a Colts teams that has demonstrated an exceptional level of support for an individual within the club.
2019 Winner: Morningside Panthers
Leading Goal Kickers
QFA Division 1 HART Sport Cup Winner: Mitchell Scholard, Maroochydore (64 goals)
QFA Division 1 Reserves Winner: Ren Anderson, Maroochydore (56 goals)
QFAW Division 1 Winner: Roslyn Manns, Robina (30 goals)
QFA Division 2 Winner: Tyson Brazel, Bond University (85 goals)
QFA Division 2 Reserves Winner: Craig Rusby, Alexandra Hills (47 goals)
QFAW Division 2 North Winner: Jodi Timms, Redcliffe (37 goals)
QFAW Division 2 South Winners: Katrina Pridmore, Surfers Paradise (20 goals)
QFA Division 3 Winner: Rhys Nickalls, Moreton Bay (98 goals)
QFA Division 3 Reserves Winner: Andrew Kouvaras, Redcliffe (57 goals)
QFA Division 4 Winner: Tylor Cester, Park Ridge (46 goals)
QFA Division 5 Winner: Kyle Powe, Ormeau (38 goals)
QFA Northern Rivers : Declan Bevan, Byron Bay (36 goals)
QFA Northern Rivers Reserves: Matthew Shaw, Byron Bay (33 goals)
QFAW Northern Rivers: Eleanor Crawley, Tweed Coast (38 goals)
QFA Colts White: Jackson Donsky, Alexandra Hills (44 goals)
QFA Colts Maroon: Jake Young, Maroochydore (67 goals)
Best & Fairest Winners
QFA Division 1 HART Sport Cup (Duncanson-Todd Medal): Rowan Page, Springwood
QFA Division 1 Reserves: Nathan Winter, Noosa
QFAW Division 1: Rebecca Goodwin, Broadbeach
QFA Division 2 (Col Tobiasen Medal): Jack Brown, Kenmore
QFA Division 2 Reserves: Blake Joeseph, Alexandra Hills, and Dean Wayne, Kenmore
QFAW Division 2 North Winner: Samara Mahoney, Ipswich Eagles
QFAW Division 2 South Winner: Jordan Troutman, Beenleigh
QFA Division 3 (Nev Poppleton Medal) Winner: Kelly Castle, Moreton Bay
QFA Division 3 Reserves Winner: Dane Sutherland, Wynnum
QFA Division 4 Winner: Jacob Guise, Jimboomba
QFA Division 5 Winner: Anthony Penny, Marcellin
QFA Northern Rivers (John Mason Medal): Damian Gray, Byron Bay
QFAW Northern Rivers Winner: Laani Winkler-Harding, Ballina
QFA Northern Rivers Reserves Winner: Jai Berry, Byron Bay
QFA Colts White (Eunice & Les Ferguson Medal) Winner: Samuel Schlaghecke, Burleigh, and Jesse Caruana, Beenleigh
QFA Colts Maroon (Darryl & Carmel Gould Medal) Winner: Benjamin Thomas, Maroocydore and, Mitchell Lake, Western Districts.
Bill Ryan Trophy
The Bill Ryan Trophy is awarded to the Most Valuable Player in QFA Division 1, as voted by the Coaches.
2019 Winner: Jai Fitzpatrick, Noosa