Wallace player of the year

SAWTELL Panthers Rugby League captain-coach Craig Wallace capped a fine debut year with the club when he was named as player of the year at the club's annual presentation night.

Wallace was also named as the first grade best and fairest for the 2004 season.

While Wallace will remain as first grade captain-coach for 205, the Panthers are looking for applications to fill the reserve grade and under-18 coaching positions.

Applications should be lodged no later than Tuesday, November 2 to PO Box 313, Toormina, 2452.

Further information is available from Kerry Hales on 6658 1489.

Other major club awards were:

n Rookie of the year, Damon McDonald.

n Clubman of the year, Mark Maynard.

n Rex Hardaker achievement award, Cheyne Butcher.

n Life membership, Adele Byrnes and Kevin Long.

n Rex Hardaker memorial scholarship, Dave McCormack and Toby Vaughan.

Under 18 awards.

Coaches award, Cameron Swift; best back, Brent Cullen; best forward, Damon McDonald; leading try scorer, Brent Cullen and Dennis Gordon; most consistent player, Brad Wykes; best and fairest and players' player Cheyne Butcher.

Reserve grade awards

Coaches award, Luke Wenban; best back, Nathan Townsend; best forward, Mitch Fry; leading try scorer, Mitch Thomson 17; most consistent player, Josh Lewis and Matt Duff; best and fairest and players' player, Troy Andrews.

First grade awards

Coaches award, Matt Plater; best back, players' player and leading point scorer, Damian Irvine (86 points); best forward, Mick Battye; best and fairest and leading try scorer, Craig Wallace (13 tries); most consistent player, Danny Vaughan.

The Panthers also conducted their annual general meeting with Kerry Hales elected president, Steve Sharp vice-president, Donna Tulloh secretary and John Corkill treasurer.

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