Thunder Reserve Grade coach Kevin Lewis accepted the 2018 District League Champions trophy on behalf of the team at the Men’s Premiership Gala Awards held last Friday night at Villa D’Oro Function Centre.
Striker Oscar Pruks was also awarded the Golden Boot for his 26 goals, the most by any player in the District League Reserve Grade competition. As Oscar was unable to attend, the award was accepted by Kevin on his behalf.
Thirroul junior Nick Ryan took out Referee of the Year after this season becoming the youngest referee to take charge of a Premier League First Grade Grand Final.
Full list of awards
Neville Arrowsmith Medal — Tim O’Brien (Bellambi)
Coach of the Year — Rod Williams (Coniston)
Golden Glove — Suguru Ieda (University)
Edmen Sharp Shooter — Dinko Terzic with 35 goals (Coniston)
Player of the year (Youth Grade) — Matthew Poposki (Coniston)
Edmen Sharp Shooter(Youth Grade) — Lachlan Cole with 22 goals (Bellambi)
Edmen Sharp Shooter (Reserve Grade) — Oscar Pruks with 26 goals (Thirroul)
Fair Play Award - Helensburgh
George Naylor Medal — Yusuke Ueda (Wollongong Olympic)
Coach of the Year — Matt Bailey (Bulli)
Golden Glove — Yuya Kuwata (Bulli)
Edmen Sharp Shooter — Yusuke Ueda with 31 goals (Wollongong Olympic)
Player of the Year (Under 23s) — Blake Hewson (Bulli)
Edmen Sharp Shooter (Under 23s) — Nicholas High with 22 goals (Cringila)
Player of the Year (Youth Grade) — Luca Gaudiosi (Bulli)
Edmen Sharp Shooter (Youth Grade) — Robert Liberante with 19 goals (Cringila)
Fair Play Award - Fernhill
Referee of the year — Nick Ryan