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Whitsunday United farewells 2020 in style

By Ray White Whitsunday

THE Whitsunday United Football Club celebrated the end of a difficult but ultimately successful season with a presentation evening.

The youth event was held at Northerlies on Friday evening and 130 players and parents attended.

Allan Milostic gave an outline of the season, congratulating the players on their achievements and thanking parents for their help and support throughout the year.

Players in each team were presented with trophies for their achievements during the year with Most Improved Awards going to Karli Elder (U13/14 Division 1), Beau Bonnyman (U13/14 Prem) and Joshua Healey (U15/16 Premiers).

Best and Fairest Awards went to Dan Carroll (U13/14 Division 1), Jake Pettigrew (U13/14 Premiers) and Nicholas Hansen (U15/16 Premiers).

Premiership-winning U13/14 Division 1 players and coaches. Picture: Supplied

Players’ Player Awards were presented to Jazz Knezevic (U13/14 Division 1), Andrew Fallon-Johnson (U13/14 Premiers) and Martin Burbano (U15/16 Premiers).

The senior’s event was held at Jubilee Tavern with the outdoor area at capacity.

Steve Tween acknowledged the difficulties faced during the season and thanked the players for their continued support in trying circumstances.

The women’s team was the standout success of the season with many players never having played before but ultimately achieving a premiership win..

Most Improved Awards went to Tagarajan Perumal (Men’s Reserves), Stefan Tarne (Premier Men) and Kiki Taylor (Women’s Reserves).

Best and Fairest Awards were presented to Rhodri Jones (Men’s Reserves), Toma Beaton (Premier Men) and Willow Gaffney (Women’s Reserves) who scored an incredible 43 goals in the season.

Players’ Player Awards went to Hamish Woods (Men’s Reserves), James McEvoy-Bowe (Premier Men) and Rosie Taylor (Women’s Reserves).

With 2020 packed away, preparations are under way for 2021 with the club in negotiations with players and coaching staff to ensure more success across the board in 2021.

Source: Whitsunday Times

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