Players and teams star in season awards

Ashleigh Page (second from right)


Players and teams from across the Central Coast have been recognised for their efforts on the AFL field at Hunter Central Coast AFL’s Elliot Davey Awards.

Starting off with the minor premiers for the 2021 season, the Terrigal Avoca men’s team won the Black Diamond Cup and Black Diamond Plate.

Killarney Vale’s Brandon Lloyd was recognised as the runner up for the Maurice Goolagong Trophy which recognises the player that scored the most goals.

Lloyd scored 27 goals, closely following the winner Mitchell Crawford of Newcastle City who scored 31 goals.

Wyong Lakes’ Luarna Greentree was recognised as the fifth highest goal kicker in the Black Diamond Cup Women’s Leading Goal Kicker award, scoring 14 goals.

Wyong Lakes’ Justin McPhan was awarded the Black Diamond Plate Men’s Leading kicker award with 33 goals scored.

Killarney Vale players Ashleigh Page and Aaron Duncan were both selected as Hunter Central Coast’s Representative players of the year for 2021.

Other Coasties mentioned in the awards include Killarney Vale’s Corey Shackleton who was a joint winner with Singleton’s Nadene McBride for the James J Arnold Clubperson of the Year award.

Wyong Lakes’ Lee More was awarded the Black Diamond Plate, The Granland Medal for tallying the most votes for best and fairest, tying with Cardiff’s David Graan with 13 votes.

The Elliot Davey Awards recognises players from across the Hunter and Central Coast teams for their efforts and achievements on the field over the last season, which was cut short at round nine when the current COVID-19 lockdown started in June.

A spokesperson for Hunter Central Coast AFL said thank you to all club volunteers, players, umpires and club families for their hard work and commitment to the 2021 season.

“The season didn’t end the way we would have liked it to, so we hope to see everyone in 2022 for what we hope can be a more complete season,” the spokesperson said.

Harry Mulholland