Shagga takes Warriors Best and Fairest again

24 August 2011

The Warriors celebrated 2011 with their B&F awards after the Ivanhoe game on Saturday.

The Warriors celebrated 2011 with their B&F awards after the Ivanhoe game on Saturday. The boys had an enthusiastic audience and it was great to see Miracles crew recognised for their efforts in a tough year in Division 1.

Former A Grade Seniors star Daniel 'Shagga' Janides chalked up his second consecutive B&F and gave an eloquent speech on the importance of the Warriors.

Other award winners were James Devery (Runner Up B&F) Clarke Mitchell (Most Consistent) Aaron Helenius (Most Determined) and Michael Smith (Coaches Award)

All the players and Pres John Hughes thanked 'Miracle' Mel Beyer and Deb Marinier for their tireless efforts throughout the season and Miracle said he was looking forward to playing at a more competitive level in Div 2 next year

Senior coach Chris Tankard has invited Michael 'Mad Dog' Smith to train with the senior group for the rest of the season. Michael is only 17 and played with the Warriors all season. Michael suffered a broken jaw earlier in the season and was not supposed to play again this year but in true Warrior style he courageously fronted up for the last three games.

Football Director Paul Garth laid to rest any doubts about St Bernards continuing to have a Warriors side "The Warriors are an important part of the fabric of our club, we subscribe to the VAFA ethos that a club's 80th best player is as important to us as our senior captain .. "

"The Warriors side has changed from the old days when old fat blokes played .. its now about young blokes and if we didn't have so many injuries this year a number of the youngsters who played Thirds footy would have been in the Warriors .. we need to make sure that we cater for all the boys coming through from our under age program regardless of what level of footy they play at .. some of our best clubmen are running around in the Thirds and Warriors sides and that's why Warriors will remain"

Daniel Janides receives his B&F trophy and the Scarborough Shield from Glenn 'Scatters' Scarborough
The big men of Amateur Football Andrew Gurrissi and Nick Toy with Miracle

All the trophy winners with coach Miracle Mel Beyer

Paul Garth