Over 300 players, parents and volunteers turned out for the AFL Brisbane Juniors Gala Awards at Kedron Wavell Services Club on Monday night.
Last year’s runner up, Redland’s Miller Rose, received AFL Brisbane Juniors top honour; the O’Callaghan Medal for most votes polled in any division.
Miller’s 35 votes saw him nudge out Beenleigh’s Saige Burnham and Narangba’s Carter Simpson, who tied on 33 votes to be joint winners of the George Turnball Medal.
Ex-Brisbane Lions star Richard Champion hosted the event, with current player and Brisbane Juniors Ambassador Liam Dawson, and fellow Lions players Jake Barrett and Breanna Koenan serving as medal presenters for the evening.
Best and fairest medals were handed out across all nineteen divisions, while Tim Flood from Alexandra Hills was named AFL Brisbane Juniors Youth Coach of the Year and Andrew Eijsvogel from Coorparoo awarded the AFL Brisbane Juniors Coach of the Year.
The Neville Blunt Club Championship Award went to Calamvale.
Volunteers were also recognised with Ian Redden from Sandgate receiving the Brisbane Juniors Club Volunteer of the Year award.
AFL Brisbane Juniors
Club Championship: Calamvale
2017 Medal Winners:
Under 12 Division 1 Coorparoo Elijah Glass
Under 12 Division 2 Sherwood Tom Morgan
Under 12 Division 3 Narangba Carter Simpson
Under 12 Division 4 North Lakes Ben Miller
Under 12 Division 5 Rochedale Wyatt Greenaway
Under 13 Girls Division 1 Narangba Jessica Day
Under 13 Girls Division 2 Forest Lake Tahney Williams
Under 14 Division 1 Morningside Jordan Hamilton
Under 14 Division 2 Redland Miller Rose
Under 14 Division 3 Wilston Grange Solofa Lemusu
Under 14 Division 4 Zillmere Joel Yorston
Under 14 Division 5 Springwood Ryan Perrins
Under 15 Girls Division 1 Park Ridge Monet Broughton-Ferris
Under 15 Girls Division 2 Beenleigh Saige Burnham
Under 16 Division 1 Aspley Adrian Lawrence
Under 16 Division 2 Calamvale Matthew Tsimpikas
Under 16 Division 3 Zillmere Callum Brooks
Under 16 Division 4 Beenleigh Cooper Anderson
Under 17 Girls Coorparoo Tahlia Hickie
George Turnbull Medal Narangba Carter Simpson
Beenleigh Saige Burnham
O’Callaghan Medal Redland Miller Rose
AFLBJ Volunteers of the Year
Brisbane Lions Services to Junior AFL Mt Gravatt Kylie McDonald
Club Volunteer Sandgate Ian Reddan
Club Administrator Zillmere Chris Healy
Junior Coach Coorparoo Andrew Eijsvogel
Youth Coach Alexandra Hills Tim Flood
EXIMM Junior Club Person Alexandra Hills Jack Bloomfield
2017 Sponsor McDonald’s