- Posted by Rob Wing
- On October 26, 2021
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VIRTUAL 2021 PRESENTATION DAY – 17 OCTOBER 2021
Welcome to the MCFC Perpetual Awards Presentation Ceremony for the 2021 Season.
Welcome to our award recipients, special presenters and guests, and our Executive Committee.
Welcome to all our members and friends watching the live stream.
Unfortunately, Covid-19 ended our season early with the 2021 season being abandoned with the recent outbreak across greater Sydney.
Despite the shortened season we still managed to get on the field for another fun season of football.
The Club continued to grow this year with many new members registering for the season. This season we saw 570 MCFC registered players take to the field across 48 teams from U6 through to O45’s in both Mixed and female teams. Our football programs and teams spanned from community through to development, SAP League and Super League.
A great highlight and achievement this season was the launch of Northern Galaxy Football in partnership with BFC. This season MCFC and BFC partnered together to combine and develop female football in our communities. NGF saw 250 female players from across MCFC and BFC take to the field in 17 teams from G8 through to W35, with multiple teams in several age groups. This is the first time that MCFC and BFC have been able to field female teams in all age groups. The success of Northern Galaxy Football and our MCFC and BFC partnership has been widely recognised all the way up to the NSW Parliament.
I’d like to thank everyone involved in the Club and particularly those volunteers who coached or managed teams and those who took on roles in our committee. Volunteers are the life blood of any community club. I would particularly like to thank the MCFC Exec for their tireless work and passion for our club:
- Bruce Parker – SVP
- Michelle Waite – JVP
- Christine Freer – Secretary
- Barry – Thompson – Treasurer
- Kerrie Starbuck – Registrar
- Helen Swain – MPIO
I would also like to thank Brad Rayner, BFC President and the BFC Team for their partnership, passion, and drive in the creation of Northern Galaxy Football.
Today, with the easing of restrictions we are able to get together in this small outdoor gather to celebrate our perpetual award recipients.
These perpetual awards have a long history in our club and celebrate great achievements in our club both on field with our players and behind the scenes with our volunteers.
Congratulations to all those award recipients today and thank you for you hard work and dedication to our club.
Introduction: Paul Ferry – President, Mount Colah Football Club
Photo Captions: Christine Freer – Secretary, Mount Colah Football Club
Photos: Rob Wing – Communications Officer, Mount Colah Football Club
Wally Geoghegan Memorial Trophy – Coach of the Year
Craig Whitehouse (L), presented on behalf of the Geoghegan Family by Ben Geoghegan (R)
Edmunds Family Trophy – Sportsmanship U13-U18
Lachlan Jeffress (U15), presented by U15 coach Paul McSweeney
Rees Family Trophy – Goalkeeper of the Year
Taylah Finlay (G14B), presented by MCFC goalkeeping coach, Craig Whitehouse
May Mansell Memorial Trophy – significant contribution to MCFC
Awarded jointly to Barry Thompson and Christine Freer, presented by MCFC President Paul Ferry
Hornsby Shire Council Trophy – significant contribution to Female Football at MCFC
Awarded jointly to Michelle Waite (received by Mark Waite) and Paul Ferry, presented by MCFC Senior VP Bruce Parker
Jack Berry Trophy – significant contribution to MiniRoos at MCFC
Duncan Cunningham (L), and presenter MCFC Treasurer Barry Thompson (R
David Curnow Memorial Trophy – outstanding dedication and persistence even when odds are stacked against them
Girls U8 Asteroids team. Manager Kirsten Sheargold and Coach Georgie Waite. Presented on behalf of the Curnow Family by Peter Curnow
Gibson Chilvers Cup – MVP most senior junior mixed team
Jamie Costello, presented by MCFC President Paul Ferry
Barry Eglinton Cup – MVP most senior junior girls team
Matilda Waite (received by Mark Waite). Presented by MCFC Registrar Kerrie Starbuck