Midfield recruit Cody Enders confirmed an impressive debut season at North Beach when he won the club’s highest individual honour as the O’Rourke Realty A-Grade fairest and best player.
Enders, who had played much of his recent football in country leagues, returned to the city this year and was an outstanding recruit and was recognised for his efforts when the club recently held its Club Champion Dinner at the recently-completed rooms at Charles Riley Reserve.
The smooth striding, left-footed ball magnet won the A-Grade gong ahead of ultra-consistent defender Bew Sweeny, who was a revelation this season.
After struggling for opportunities in 2013, Sweeny settled into the role of minding the opposition’s most dangerous small forwards and he completed his task with aplomb, rarely beaten in one-on-one contests throughout the year.
Young ruckman Kieran Yakas, who walked in off the street looking for a game, was another significant contributor in 2014 and he won the emerging talent award.
The other fairest and best winners were Craig Hall (Credent Financial Services A-Reserves), Joel Brown (Coast to Coast Imports Phil Scott Colts), Jordan Mesiti (Brett Jones Colts), Dean Wilson (Cabling Network Solutions D1-Grade), Jon Turner (Hybrid Linings D1-Reserves) and Anthony Mirabile (express Bins E2-Grade).
President David Cassidy was rewarded for his outstanding service, both as a player and administrator, by being afforded life membership while Al Lewington won the coveted best clubman award.
O’Rourke Realty A Grade
F&B – Cody Enders
Runner-up – Benjamin Sweeney
Leadership – Michael Taylor
Emerging Talent – Kieran Yakas
Leading Goal Scorer – Christian Bottecchia 27 Goals
Credent Financial Services A Reserves
F&B – Craig Hall
Runner-up – Christopher Wynne
Most Reliable – Adam Duff
Mister Consistent – Ben De Rosa
Coast to Coast Imports Phil Scott Colts
F&B – Joel Brown
Runner-up – Jack O’Gorman
Player of the Finals – Nicholas Bowe
Most Reliable – Brennen Irvine
Most Determined – Tom De Courtenay
Leading Goal Scorer – Mitch Cameron 46 Goals
Brett Jones Colts
F&B – Jordon Mesiti
Runner-up – Richard Nguyen
Player of the Finals – Jordon Mesiti
Best Team Player – Jesse Segal
Best Position Player – Luke Spies
Cabling Network Solutions D1 Grade
F&B – Dean Wilson
Runner Up – Scott Holbrook
Player of the Finals – Dean Wilson
Most Consistent – Sam Callow
Rising Star Award – Ryan Clapham
Leading Goal Scorer – Mitch Holbrook 44(?) Goals
Hybrid Linings D1 Reserves
F&B – Jonathon Turner
Runner-up – Michael Bramley
Player of the Finals – Ross Holdman
Most Consistent – Tim Cavanagh
Most Improved – Tim Elphick
*Leading Goal Scorer – Michael Bramley 35 Goals
Express Bins E2-Grade
F&B – Anthony Mirabile
Runner-up – Michael Missikos
Player of the Finals – Steve Jopson
Most Consistent – Michael Quatermaine
Most Improved – Dustyn van Keule
Leading Goal Scorer – Novak Smith 47 Goals
WAAFL Merit Awards In Recognition of Games Played
200 Games – Josh McGinnity, Reece Cunningham, Ben Heap, Novak Smith
300 Games – Brett Anthony
Clubman of the Year