27 Aug Presentation Night 2018
On Friday the 24th of August Vikings Rugby held its night of nights, Presentation Night, at the Canberra Rex Hotel in Braddon. Over 230 guests attended the evening – players, coaches, support staff, partners, family and sponsors – to celebrate another successful season for Vikings Rugby. Several people were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the Club on and off the field in 2018.
A special thank you to Tim Gavel, who did a superb job as our MC on the night and shared his passion for Rugby and for sport with all in attendance.
You can find the recipients of each award below:
U18s Division 2
Coaches Award: Noah Cairnduff
Most Improved: Liam O’Sullivan
Best & Fairest: Liam Wyllie
U18s Division 1
Coaches Award: James Ati
Most Improved: Liam Wyllie
Best & Fairest: Reece Chin
Coaches Award: Remi Wilton
Player’s Player: Emily Sogal
Best & Fairest: Tayla Stanford
1st Division 2nd Grade (4th Grade)
Coaches Award: Joel Morris
Player’s Player: Grant Lukins
Best & Fairest: Beau Mokotupu
1st Division 1st Grade (3rd Grade)
Coaches Award: Steven Niovanni
Player’s Player: Junior Sotogi & Matt Wafer
Best & Fairest: Dan Uilelea
Premier Division Colts
Coaches Award: Angus Burns
Player’s Player: Billy Carberry
Best & Fairest: Seamus Smith
Premier Division 2nd Grade
Coaches Award: Sam Gunning
Player’s Player: Rhys Griffiths
Best & Fairest: Richard Joyes
Premier Division 1st Grade
Coaches Award: Jordan Jackson-Hope
Player’s Player: Michael Oakman-Hunt
Best & Fairest: Brendon Taueki
Vikings Rugby Representatives
Australian U20s: Ryan Lonergan and Len Ikitau
Australian Wallaroos: Shellie Milward
Brumbies Super Rugby: Michael Oakman-Hunt, Darcy Swain, Ben Hyne, Ryan Lonergan, Jordan Jackson-Hope, Christian Lealiifano, Joe Powell, Scott Sio
Brumbies Super W: Kate Brown, Peta Cox, Ash Kara, Michaela Leonard, Shellie Milward, Tayla Stanford, Violeta Tupuola, Remi Wilton
Brumbies Academy: Angus Allen, Seamus Smith, Angus Wagner, Len Ikitau, Noah Lolesio
Canberra Vikings (NRC): Sione Taula, Darcy Swain, Ben Hyne, Michael Oakman-Hunt, Ryan Lonergan, Noah Lolesio, Jordan Jackson-Hope, Len Ikitau
ACT Schoolboys: Reece Chin, John Madjaga, Daryl Bailey
Griffin Legal John I Dent Cup Team of the Year: Sione Taula, Angus Wagner, Isaac Thompson, Jordan Jackson-Hope, Noah Lolesio, Brendon Taueki, Michael Henry, Michael Oakman-Hunt
Major Award Winners
Highest Try Scorer
Tayla Stanford – 25 Tries
Highest Point Scorer
Brendon Taueki – 174 points
Forward Encouragement Award
Awarded to a forward who has shown the most improvement for the year.
Recipient: Cooper Taekata
Back Encouragement Award
Awarded to a back who has shown the most improvement for the year.
Recipient: Turi Hides
Rookie of the Year
Awarded to the best new player to the Club.
Recipient: Noah Lolesio
Mark Wentworth Memorial Shield
Awarded to the player who displays the most loyalty, tradition and values of the game and the Club.
Recipient: Ben Pratt
Chisholm Sports Club Award
Awarded to a volunteer or member of support staff recognized by the Committee for their outstanding services to Rugby.
Recipient: Peta Leddy
Player Clubman of the Year
Awarded to a player that performs well on field and consistently volunteers for off field tasks.
Recipient: Richard Joyes
Clubman of the Year
Awarded to the person that consistently volunteers to effectively help without necessarily holding an allocated position.
Recipient: Brett Naylor
Player of the Year
Awarded to the best player at the Club for the year for their on-field performance.
Recipient: Angus Wagner