The Best & Fairest presentation night was held on Saturday night at the Marysville Community Golf & Bowls Club in front of a crowd of more than 70 Villains and their supporters.
Full details of all awards :-
2014 Veterans Best and Fairest Len Postlethwaite Trophy Won by LUCAS RUSSELL - Donated by Bendigo Bank Marysville
2014 Best and Fairest Runner- Up Won by LEIGH FISHER - Donated by Terry & Grace Ross
2014 Veterans Goal kicker Won by BRIAN HEARD - Donated by MDFNC President
2014 Veterans Most Determined Player ANDY MILES - Donated by Bill & Diana Metcalfe
2014 Veterans Best Clubman ADAM LITTLEJOHN - Donated by Peter & Merran Guest
2014 Veterans Coaches Award Won by ROD GROTAERS - Donated by Marysville Caravan & Holiday Park
Photos of the night - click here
what promises to be a wonderful night’s entertainment in Marysville.
In 2010 Tom was special guest at the club’s Season Launch Dinner celebrating the return of the ‘green and gold” to Marysville for the first time since 1983. Tom was also guest speaker at a ‘Villains’ home match luncheon in 2012. By sheer coincidence this was Tom’s 80th birthday and club members joined in a rousing serenade of “happy birthday to you ” as he cut a special mud cake presented in his honour.
Tom went on to give the players an inspiring pre match address emphasizing the values of simple hard work and tenacity. What he said clearly motivated the team and the Villains took control from the first bounce and went on to record their first victory for the season.
Our sincere condolences go to Maureen, his wife of nearly 60 years, children Rhonda, Karen and Jo, and their extended family with sincere thanks for a “legend” whose “heart beat bold for the Green & The Gold”
A special tribute video of Tom on his 80th birthday and his comments on the club can be found by clicking on this link
Five of these, 1956’s 2nd XV111, 1959 & 60’s 1st XV111 along with the 1972 C-Grade and 1973 A-Grade pennants are designed from photographs of those flags that were destroyed in the Black Saturday bushfire of 2009.
The 1933-34-35-36 and 1938 pennants were created by Bill as flags were not made in those years. Bill has had the pennants professionally framed along with photos of their era and hopes to see them displayed in the Community Centre’s function room soon.
He believes people will realise what a great footy town Marysville was in the days when logging, forestry and timber workers played the game. Not to forget a number of school teachers from the district!
Anyone who would like to own a pennant can purchase them for $20, plus postage Bill said, providing enough orders are taken.
Bill with the Pennants. Photo-Robyn Cuzens