Hawks acknowledge players and supporters

Forster Tuncurry Hawks president Justan Buttigieg presents Steve Gavenlock with the Tony Mansour Clubman of the Year award for 2016.

Forster Tuncurry Hawks president Justan Buttigieg presents Steve Gavenlock with the Tony Mansour Clubman of the Year award for 2016.

Forster-Tuncurry Hawks representative forward Chris Simon has taken out the Club Player of the Year award while halfback Byram Stewart landed the George Loring Award as well as attaining life membership at the club’s presentation night held at major sponsor, the Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club.

Beau Lowry was rewarded for his efforts, receiving the First Grade Players’ Player, the Highest Try Scorer and the Keith Turtim Memorial trophy for most improved player, while captain Matt Kirkland was presented the prestigious first Grade Best and Fairest accolade.

Steve Gavenlock, aka ‘Captain Gav’, was acknowledged for his tireless efforts, particularly in the fields of fundraising and verbal encouragement, taking out what may well be the club’s highest honour, the Tony Mansour Clubman of the Year award.

Nathan Taylor was presented the esteemed Jamie Dwyer Memorial award for Junior Clubman of the Year for his tireless efforts both on and off the field.

Dirk Ridgeway received both the Best and Fairest and Players’ Player awards in reserve grade while Glen Bryant received the Iron Man award.

Sam Whitbread scored the under 18s Best and Fairest trophy while Dylan Mauger took out the Players’ Player decoration.

Kylie Hilder was again named Best and Fairest in the league tag while Lisa Bullivant and Danielle Kirkland were also acknowledged for their efforts with various awards.

A list of all award winners can be found on the Hawks’ Facebook page.

The Forster Tuncurry Hawks annual general meeting will take place on October 24 at 6pm at the Bellevue Hotel in Tuncurry.

Anyone who would like to become involved in the running of this great club are strongly encouraged to come along.

The Hawks are one of NSW Country Rugby League’s oldest and strongest clubs and along with the junior club have developed many first grade players in the national competition.

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