2011 MAIL MEDALISTS
ZACK HIER WINS NORTH EASTERN MAIL MAIL
RSMU captain Zack Hier claimed the North Eastern Football League Mail Medal by five votes from Blyth Snowtown skipper Ryan Darling.
Hier scored 31 votes, with Darling on 26, while Blyth Snowtown team mate Nick McCormack was third on 23.
It was day light for 4th spot with Shaun Gibson of Min/Man on 15 votes, followed by South Clare’s Michael Liebelt on 14 and Min Man’s Ryan McDermid on 12.
LIAM WHITWELL TAKES OUT ADELAIDE PLAINS MEDAL
Liam Whitwell has taken out the 2011 Medal, the ex-Kimba Districts player polled 17 votes, beating team mate Joel Montgomerie by two votes.
SHANNON LARWOOD WINS EASTERN EYRE MEDAL
SHANNON Larwood from Kimba Districts won the 2011 Mail Medal. Larwood polled 36 votes to win by four from Brad Wake of Ports Football Club was runner- up on 32, with Jack Burton from Cowell and last year’s winner Greg Parkes from Rudall in third and fourth position respectively.
MOONTA'S DEAN CUTTING WINS YP MAIL MEDAL
MOONTA PAIR SCORES THE DOUBLE - Monday September 12, 2011
by Kenn Rogers
Moonta A and B grade players took out the 2011 League Medals for the Y P Football on Sunday at the count held at the Ardrossan Clubrooms.
Dean Cutting scored the A grade Medal in a thrilling finish to the count gaining the last three vote of the season to win the medal from star CMS Crows player Ben O’Donohue.
At the end of the first round Cutting led the voting with 13 from O’Donohue and Cam Faulkner of Kadina on 11, with Matt Millard of Bute on 10 votes. With three rounds to go O’Donohue had jumped away to what looked a winning lead on 23 votes whilst Faulkner had 19, with Adam Pitt of the Crows on 17, Cutting was 15 and Josh Lawson of Kadina with 14.
The final three rounds saw O’Donohue stall on 23, Faulkner stay on 19 with Adam Pitt, Dean Cutting and Josh Lawson all picking up votes. The final vote of the afternoon was cast with Cutting on 21, scoring three votes in the final game to take the medal with 24, ahead of Ben O’Donohue on 23. Adam Pitt and Josh Lawson were equal third on 20 and Cam Faulkner fifth on 19.
Earlier in the day Grant Keleher of Moonta scored a runaway win in the B grade with 23 votes to win his second medal in three years. Daniel Flowers of Kadinand Grant Wehr of Bute tied for second place on 16.
To cap off a good day for Moonta Dylan Mansell won the Phil Brand medal for the best Under 21 player.
Add to this the A T Ash Medal for the best player of the inter-association games went to Toby Haseldine of Moonta.
WILLASTON'S SAM WALTON WINS SCHLUTER MEDAL
Wednesday 7 Septemeber
Sam Walton of Willaston won the Schluter and Mail Medals on Monday night for being judged the Fairest and Most Brilliant A-Grade Footballer playing in the Barossa, Light & Gawler Football Association during the 2011 season.
Sam was Willaston’s top vote getter last year with 10 votes and then won it this year with 21. Sam is the first Willaston player to win it since Shaun Baker in 2009 and it’s the fifth medal won by Willaston in the B., L. & G. They have now won a total of 13 counting the former Gawler & District League.
Last year’s winner, Craig Harvey of Angaston was runner-up again for the third time. 2004 and 2009 were the others. In 2009 he only played 11 games which became very costly in the end and last year he only played 10 games to storm home to defeat Tanunda’s Sam Agars who led for most of the night. This season Craig played the full 16 games. Craig joins the unlucky list of two other players that have finished second three times. Eric Kotz, Kapunda in 1937-38-39 but he did win in 1934 and Des Shanahan, Freeling was runner-up in 1960, 1966 and 1968 but Des did win it in 1961-62-65-67. Des was also third in 1970.
The count was run by the B., L. & G. Association at the Vine Inn Barossa, Nuriootpa with around 270 people attending.
TOP 5 VOTE GETTERS
Sam Walton (Willaston) 3333 2222 1......... 21
Craig Harvey (Angaston) 33 22222 1.......... 17
Billy Nicholls (Nuriootpa) 33 2222 1......... 15
Andrew Turrell (Kapunda) 33 22 1111......14
Ryan Bignell (Tanunda) 33 22 111............ 13
SOLLIE'S TYRONE PRICE WINS SPENCER GULF MADIGAN MEDAL
TOP FIVE VOTING
Tyrone Price Solomontown 26
Jacob Neary Port 17
Rhys Dadleh West Augusta 15
Nicholas Collins West Augusta 12
Ryan Noll West Augusta 12
GREAT SOUTHERN MEDAL WON BY SIMON MUNN
Strathalbyn player Simon Munn won the 2011 Mail Medal with 23 votes from Simon Feast of Langhorne Creek and Daniel Loots McLaren both on 19 votes at the Presentation Night Wednesday 31st August.
RAMBLERS SHAWN FITZGERALD WINS GREAT FLINDERS MEDAL
Shawn Fitzgerald (Ramblers) 46
Rick Leonard (Cummins/Kapinnie) 31
Michael Crettenden (United Yeelanna) 27
Joseph Burgoyne (Eyre United) 23
Jimmy Chard (Tumby Bay) 20
Jace Rodda (Cummins/Kapinnie) 18
Joseph Burgoyne from Eyre United was named best under 21, and Luke Wilkins from Tumby Bay was named best under 18 player
PORT MAC PAIR TIE FOR MID SOUTH EAST MAIL MEDAL
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
There has been a tie in this years Mail Medal, with Port MacDonnell pair Will MacDonald and Bronson Saffin both finishing on 19 votes. Saffin also added the Hahn Super Dry MVP award in what has been a great season for him.
Finishing in a tie for 3rd were Mt Burr pair of Dylan Gamble and Nathan Muhovics, on 18 votes.
There was also a tie for the best Under 21, with Glencoe’s Clay Von Duve and Robe’s Jaryd Dawson both finishing on 8 votes.
At least there was an outright winner in the Rookie of the Year - Port MacDonnell’s Brodie Murdoch taking out the award.
19 votes Bronson Saffin (Kongorong), Will McDonald (Port MacDonnell)
18 Nathan Muhovics (Mt Burr), Dylan Gamble (Mt Burr)
16 Dylan Coxon (Robe), Chris Puiatti (Mt Burr), Jason Rowe (Tant)
13 Jakob Wood (Robe)
12 Ben O’Dine (Port MacDonnell), Adam Price (Glencoe)
MALLEE MAIL MEDAL WON BY KAROONDA'S COREY KNIGHT
SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
Peake hosted the Mail Medal on Sunday 4th September with Andrew Jarman as Guest Speaker.
Corey Knight from Karoonda capped a break out season by winning the Mail Medal with 18 votes from Josh Keller (BDT) on 14 votes.
Corey’s team mate at Karoonda Darren Hare tied for third with Rian Crane (Murrayville) & Dan Wohling (Lameroo) on 13 votes.
Corey Knight & Josh Keller shared the Footballer of the Year Award after each receiving 19 votes. Kevin Wyatt from Murrayville was next with 17 votes.
The Reserves Moyle Medal was won by Craig Zerk (Lameroo) on 21 votes ahead of team mate Matt Abbott on 17 votes.
Brendan Borchardt (BDT) won the Senior Colts Murdoch Medal with 19 vote from Danny Steer (Lameroo) on 17 votes.
Zakk Bullard (Karoonda) won consecutive Under 19 trophies after edging out Hayden Schilling (BDT) by 1 vote – 33 to 32.