Posted on Friday 23rd September, 2022


More than 300 people came together last night to celebrate the best of the west at the 2022 WRFL Senior Presentation evening.

Players, coaches, umpires, sponsors, league, and club officials took centre stage at Encore Events Centre in Hoppers Crossing as the WRFL presented a range of prestigious awards including the coveted Barry Priest Medal.

Here is a list of the 2022 Award winners:

Unsung Hero Award – Pete Matovic, North Footscray

Lindsay Patching Club Official of the Year – Terry Azzopardi, Caroline Springs

Boundary Umpire of the Year – Angus Cameron

Goal Umpire of the Year – Bradley Heffernan-Benfield

Field Umpires of the Year – Greg Denison & Shannon Van Boven

Rookie of the Year (Male) – Dylan Laurie, Caroline Springs

Rookie of the Year (Female) – Jacinta Kondis, Caroline Springs

MVP – Ashlin Brown, Hoppers Crossing

Senior Coach of the Year – Dean Cachia, Suns

Female Coach of the Year – Ellyse Gamble, Williamstown Juniors

Victoria University Netball Division 1 – Rebecca Hicks, Point Cook Centrals Sharks

Victoria University Netball Division 2 – Te Pono Aukaha, Point Cook Centrals Hammerhead Sharks

Victoria University Netball Division 3 – Kelly Greenwood, Albanvale Blue

Victoria University Netball Division 4 – Amanda Borley, Manor Lakes Storm 4

Victoria University Netball Division 5 – Kelly Hanniver, Point Cook Centrals Bull Sharks

Under 18 Division 2 Best & Fairest – Jude Elcheikh, Sunshine

Under 18 Division 1 Best & Fairest – Brock Spiteri, Werribee Districts

Victoria University Polytechnic Under 18 Girls Best & Fairest – Kristie Lee Weston Turner, Spotswood

Alan Mance Motors Division 3 Reserves – Joshua Granger, North Sunshine

Division 2 Reserves – Aaron Gauci, Parkside

TIV Division 1 Reserves – Chris Scudamore, Werribee Districts

Victoria University Polytechnic Senior Women’s Division 2 – Mariah Burton, Wyndhamvale

Victoria University Polytechnic Senior Women’s Division 1 – Dijana Vasilevska, Caroline Springs

Ron & Thelma Angwin Medal (Alan Mance Motors Division 3 Seniors Best & Fairest) – Liam Montrose, Albanvale

Alan Smith Medal (Division 2 Seniors Best & Fairest) – Shaun Campbell, Parkside

Barry Priest Medal (TIV Division 1 Seniors Best & Fairest) – Dillon Viojo-Rainbow, Werribee Districts


Click here to see all the football votes.

Click here to see all the netball votes. 


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