Thursday, September 21, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Saturday saw Whitsunday Sea Eagles hold their 2023 Season Club Presentations celebrating another brilliant year on field.
2023 saw Sea Eagles Under 17s and Under 12s play in Grand Finals doing a great job for the Club against strong opposition.
Senior Men played in Preliminary Finals coming third for the season, whilst Senior Women and Under 14s celebrated their growing skill development with multiple wins on the board.
Sea Eagles players polled well across the AFLQ Mackay League Best and Fairest along with multiple players honoured in Teams of the Year.
Dean Armitage took out the 2023 Junior Coach of the Year recognising a great season for Whitsunday Sea Eagles Under 17s.
Senior Men’s Best and Fairest went to Billy Galpin as reward for a dominant first year at the Club along with the leading goalkicker bagging 27 goals for the season.
Runner Up B&F Ryan Lee had another consistent year with a shift into the backline showing his talent around the ground.
Senior Women Best and Fairest was taken out by the ever skilful and athletic Cleo Dickie for the second year running.
Runner Up B&F Lana Rademeyer showed her talent through the season whilst Mia Trinder took out leading goalkicker with 14 goals.
Under 17s Best and Fairest Foxx LaMonica had a stunning year with Runner Up B&F Blake Tissington also outstanding.
Leading goalkicker with 21 goals went to Jordan Daniels.
Under 14s Best and Fairest was Max Baker who dominated on the field with Runner Up B&F Phoenix LaMonica putting in a great season and doubling up to take out leading goalkicker for 19 goals.
Under 14s Female Player of the Year went to Chloe Bennett showing her skills.
Under 12s Best and Fairest Tyson Fowler took the award home for the second year in a row whilst not far behind was Runner Up B&F Ryker Boers putting in a great season.
Leading goalkicker for the second year Sterling Rogan-Hamilton managed 21 for the season and improving on 2022.
The perpetual Cody Gibbs Memorial Trophy was awarded to Phoenix LaMonica showing himself to be Resilient, Courageous, Selfless and Respectful.
2023 Sea Eagles Volunteer of the Year was tied between Jake Turner and Cody Love after many worthy nominations were received.
Sea Eagles would like to thank Sponsors and the community for their amazing support this year for AFL in the Whitsundays and look forward to seeing you for AFL Mackay Preseason Carnival in March 2023 after preseason training next year.
Contributed with thanks to Whitsunday Sea Eagles.
Phoenix LaMonica wins Cody Gibbs Perpetual award
Senior Men Award Winners
Senior Women Award Winners
U12s Award Winners
U14 Award Winners
U17 Award Winners. Photo Credit: Whitsunday Sea Eagles