1 November, 2023
Gilgandra Panthers RLFC Pesentation
The Gilgandra Panthers held their annual presentation evening on Saturday, October 21 to celebrate the season that was.
Kenny Johnson stole the show when he was awarded four prestigious awards, Players’ Player, Gil Old Boys Player of the Year, The Gilgandra Weekly Best and Fairest Player of the Year and the Gilgandra Panthers Player of the Year.
It was a tremendous effort by Kenny to achieve what he done throughout the season. Other first grade awards went to Isaac Frost who was voted the Rookie of the Year; Jacob Burrell who took home the Most Improved Player Award; and Isaiah Gleadhill who received the John Faragher Encouragement Award after a great year.
Blake Frost picked up the Clubman of the Year for his tireless efforts for the Panthers during the season.
Nathan Walker was rewarded for his efforts when he picked up the Gilgandra Services Club Most Consistent Player Award. Ty Sutherland was awarded the Chris Nelson Memorial Shield for Best Back.
Several Pinkies came to the stage to collect awards including, Zillah Rogers who picked up the Coach’s Award for her commitment to the team throughout the year. Annie Hoy received the Reg McEwen Award for her efforts, while Trista Raines received the Most Consistent Award. Rachel Drury was awarded the Players’ Player.
Laura Jordan received the Best and Fairest Award. While the Pinkies didn’t have much luck on the footy field, they all agreed that they had a fun year and celebrated together throughout the night.
The Panthers’ Reserve Grade side were the shining light this year when they made it to the grand final, only to be pipped by Coona at the final hurdle.
Mitchell Bamblett picked up the Players’ Player Award and Grant Zell, who had a fantastic season, was awarded the Best and Fairest in reserve grade.
The Panthers’ players and supporters partied
into the night and are already looking forward to
the next season to roll around.