MAIL MEDALISTS IN 2006

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BEST TEAM EVER

 LEAGUE BEST AND FAIRESTS IN 2006

NORTH EASTERN
Sam Schmidt from Mintaro/Manoora has won the A Grade Medal with 27 votes.
He edged out Ryan Darling of Blyth/Snowtown who finished on 24.
The B Grade was won by Jamie Vandenham of Eudunda with 20 votes, Mick Hadley from Mintaro/Manoora was runner up with 16

Barossa, Light and Gawler MAIL MEDALISTS
A-Grade WINNER: Malcolm Greenwood, Tanunda with a total of 23 votes. It is the second A-Grade Medal won by Tanunda in a row and 17th win by Tanunda. RUNNER-UP: James Nunan, Barossa District with a total of 21 votes. THIRD: Bradley Taylor, Gawler Central with a total of 18 votes.
Reserves won by  Mikhael Adams of Tanunda with a total of 21 votes. It is the first Reserves Medal won by Tanunda since Andrew Hamann in 1989 and 12th win by Tanunda. RUNNER-UPS: Josh West and Bob Smart, both from Tanunda with 12 votes, THIRD: Jason van der Klaauw, Freeling with 11 votes.
Under 17 WINNER: Tyson Francis of Nuriootpa with a total of 25 votes. It is the first Under 17 Medal won by Nuriootpa since Shayne Collins in 1997 and sixth win by Nuriootpa. RUNNER-UP: Ben Spiteri, Gawler Central with a total of 23 votes. THIRD: James Moss, Willaston with a total of 22 votes.
Under 15 WINNER: Max Doherty of Freeling with a total of 27 votes. He is the third Freeling player to win one and first since Damian Handke in 1989. RUNNER-UP: Daniel Platten, Kapunda with a total of 25 votes. THIRD: Alex Stone, Barossa District with a total of 23 votes.

Whyalla Football League Mail Medal
was won by Ray McIntosh from Roopena Football Club with 21 votes

Adam Latemore from Central Whyalla was the runner up......for more info on the count click here

Great Southern Football League Mail Medal night results
A Grade Winner: Randall Follett - Langhorne Creek 30 Votes
Runner Up: Mitch Portlock - Willunga 20 Votes

B Grade Winner Dave Moffatt - Saints 19 Votes
Runners Up: Tony Gilbert - Willunga 18 Votes and Leif Bettes - Willunga 18 Votes

HILLS Mail Medal Winners:

A GRADE: Central Adam Trzesinski (Mt Lofty) and Adam Klun (Onka Valley) 19 votes. Country Division Trent Thorpe 22 votes
B Grade Best & Fairest:
Central Steven Harding (Ironbank) 11 votes.
Country Jamie Cornwall (Birdwood) and Simon Herrmann (Torrens Valley) 16 votes

Senior Colts Best & Fairest
Central Christopher Delawyer (Blackwood) 27 votes
Country Clint Guy (Echunga) 25 votes

Junior Colts Best & Fairest
Central Dale Liebelt (Uraidla Districts) 26 votes Country: James Cameron (Meadows) 29 votes

NORTHERN AREAS MAIL MEDALISTS
A GRADE: Simon George from BMW with 20 votes (5x3, 2x2, 1x3)

Runner Up: Matthew Gale from Broughton/Mundoora with 18 (5x3, 3x1)
Third: Aaron Wanders from Broughton/Mundoora with 16
Club Votes: BMW 66, Broughton/Mundoora 56, Crystal Brook 51, Orroroo 46, Southern Flinders 39,
Jamestown/Peterborough 30

B GRADE (joint winners): Matt Mead (Jamestown/Peterborough) and Noel Arthur (BMW) 14 votes
Senior Colts: Casey McCallum (BMW) 17. Junior Colts: Kieren Borgas (BMW) 29

EASTERN EYRE MAIL MEDAL COUNT
A GRADE
WINNER            Daniel Lee from Rudall  (18yrs old)   24 votes
RUNNER-UP      Tim Walsh from Cowell (16yrs old)      23 votes
THIRD                Nathan Gillings from Cleve                 21 votes
 
B GRADE
WINNER            Peter Goodyear from Cowell      27 votes

RUNNER-UP      Trent Harris from Rudall               23 votes

Shane Clonan cleans up Riverland footy awards
Waikerie’s dynamic rover, Shane Clonan, has cleaned-up in the Riverland Football awards winning the Murray Pioneer Football
Writer’s award, the Premier Sports’ award and on Monday night was named the winner of the 2006 Whillas Medal. Clonan polled
21 votes, seven ahead of Loxton’s Cohen Thiele and Loxton North’s Scott Lewis. Under 18’s player Travis Hyde won back to back
Thirds Medals when he was announced winner with 28 votes, five ahead of Michael Hogg of Loxton North.
Results: S Clonan (Wakerie) 21, C Thiele (Loxton) & Scott Lewis (Loxton Nth) both on 14, Michael Hare (Berri) 13, Brett Exelby (Renmark) 10
B Grade: Darrin Warren (Barmera/Monash)

RIVERLAND INDEPENDENT - Howard Duthie Medal
Won by Todd Rivers of Paringa with 16 votes
Runners Up:
Adrian Abdulla (Lyrup) and Rob McLean (Moorook/Kingston)

GREAT FLINDERS BEST AND FAIREST
Won by Jay Shannon of Tumby Bay with 27 votes.
Runner up was George Pedler of Ramblers with 24, Third: Scott Pedler (Ramblers) 23,
Darren Rule (Ramblers) 22.


Far West Mail Medalist
Todd Warmington of Westies - 54 votes (out of a possible 72)
Rohan Scott (Western United) - 22 votes
Robert Miller (Koonibba) - 22 votes

Todd's 54 votes is a record for the league. He missed votes in only one game for the year. The 20-year-old also won the Best Under 21 award.

KOWREE, NARACOORTE AND TATIARA - VIRGO & MAIL MEDALIST
Won by Hamish Tamlin of Keith with 36 votes
Runner up was Stuart Cooper of Kingston with 24
Nick Hunt of Keith was the winner of the Rising Star (Under 21) award Scott McFarlane Memorial Trophy
Reserves Medal was won by Andrew Jude of Edenhope/Apsley with 25 votes
Runner Up was Chris Boston of Naracoorte with 18


MALLEE MAIL MEDAL SHARED
THE glory of winning the Mallee Football League Mail Medal was split between two players this year.

Thirty-year-old Lameroo player Sunyl Vogt and 22-year-old Border Downs-Tintinara player Josh Richardson tied on 21 votes
for the season to take home the medals. For more click here for more from the Murray Valley Standard

19 year-old Lachlan Richardson won the Rodney Maynard Medal

MID SOUTH EAST
Won by Nathan Kane Bell of Tantanoola with 28 votes
Runners Up Tim Stringer (Tantanoola), Simon Jones (Glencoe) and Ben Dinnison (Nangwarry) 20

Mid West Football League Medals
Congratulations to the 2006 Mail Medalist for Mid West, Murray Kelsh.  Murray has had an outstanding season with Wirrulla, being part of an extremely strong mid field at Bomberland. 
Murray polled 51 votes, receiving umpires votes in nine games, with centerline team mates Brad Cooper and Jarrod Parker also polling well, it is easy to see why the Bombers are pressing hard for premiership honors.  Murray has been traveling from Pt Lincoln each week, and in his well structured speech spoke of his long held ambition of playing senior football with the club that shaped his junior years.  Murray was a valuable member of the Mid West side at the Mortlock Shield, and is one of the keys as Wirrulla advance into the 2006 finals series.
The Presidents Medal winner as Mail Medal runner up is Central Eyre’s Martin Grocke, polling 39 votes.  Martin has returned this year after a years absence recovering from a knee reconstruction. Martin won the Mail Medal in 2004. Darren Guidera from West Coast Hawks came in a very commendable third with 31 votes, having missed virtually the whole first round of football, with the ever reliable trio Kane Sampson (29), Ryan DuBois (27), and Scott Feltus (26) regular Eyre Peninsula representatives and vote catchers all polling well.
The Montgomerie Medal for the best player in the reserves competition was popularly won by Mitch Forbes from West Coast Hawks (34 votes) from Elliston’s Scott Bascombe (33) and Central Eyre’s John Taylor (23). 

The colts Lockwood Medal winner for 2006 is Jessie Stringer from Central Eyre, who has had an outstanding season, both in colts ranks as a team leader, and also at senior level where he has an enormous future.  The Doug Fox Medal winner as runner up is Chris Dickson of Western Districts, missing out by a solitary vote.  Chris played some great A Grade football this year and is a star of the future.
Winning the Goal kicking for 2006 is the evergreen Troy Olsen with 74 goals.  Troy added a further 6 goals in three quarters in the first semi final, and has a possible two games to play.  Having missed games during the year, he could well have passed the magic three figure tally.
The Mid West Football League medal counts were held at Poochera, with an excellent crowd of about 350 in attendance and generously acknowledging all winners.


Mid Murray Award winners
Mail Medalist: Micha Mueller from Robertstown
The River News
player of 2006: Stephen Dubrich from Ramco

Port Lincoln Mail Medal:
Won by Wesley Bilney of Mallee Park with 21 votes (also won best under 21 award)
Runner up: Shannon Goldsmith of Mallee Park with 13

River Murray Mail Medal : Won by Zac Ewer of Jervois

Woomera and Districts Mail Medal
Tyron Price (Hornridge) 20 votes
Leigh Devlin (Roxby Dists) 16
Best Under 21: Leroy Boland (Coober Pedy) 15
LEADING GOALKICKER: Kit Williams with 60 goals
Golden Whistle Team of the Year award: Darren Roads
Encouragement Umpires award: Todd Paull

SPENCER GULF - MADIGAN MEDAL

Won by Craig Tee of Solomontown with 21 votes. Runner-up: Matt Keatley (Central Augusta) 20 votes, 3rd: Adam Zubrinich (West) 18

The Yorke Peninsula Football League Mail Medal count and presentations were held at Ardrossan last night,
with Troy Clements of the CMS Crows being named the 2006 winner.

The top six A grade leader board reads as follows:
Troy Clements - CMS Crows - 25
Adam Pitt - Sthn Eagles - 20
Simon Ebert - Wallaroo - 20
Greg Chapman - CY Cougars - 18
Pat Cannane - Bute - 17
Luke Duncan - Ardrossan 16

B grade best and fairest tally - top four:

Bradley Page - Wallaroo - 20
Gavin Appleton - Moonta 17
Damian Noonan - CMS Crows - 13
Todd Mesecke - Bute - 13