The Seagulls’ stand out performers were honoured at the 2018 Seagulls Presentation Gala which culminated in the presentation of the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club – Player of the Year award.
It was a tense affair for the leading Player of the Year nominees who were unveiled at the commencement of the evening.
Leaders Max Elliot, Delouise Hoeter, Daniel Ogden and Patrick Carrigan all lead at some stage during the final four rounds, such was the tightness in competition for 2018’s top gong.
Heading into the final round, Ogden lead the scoring by one vote over Junior Kangaroo Carrigan and mercurial centre Hoeter, who were both tied for points and biting on the retiree’s heels.
All 250 guests beckoned their anticipation in complete silence as the final scoring for the evening was announced.
The last competition round against the Townsville Blackhawks saw Pat Carrigan receive one point, whilst Ogden was awarded with the three points – making him the Wynnum Manly Seagulls Player of the Year for the second time in his career. The result capping off a scintillating final month of football for Ogden which included three man of the match performances.
Reflective of the season had, Ogden’s collection of awards also included the BMD Players’ Player and Anthony Schweitzer Supporters Award. A fitting way to close the curtain on a decorated career for the Intrust Super Cup’s most prolific try scorer.
In other awards, young-gun Ed Burns was recognised by the Wynnum Manly Old Boys for his stand out rookie season whilst front-rower Junior Pita received acknowledgement as the best ‘Junior to Senior’.
Coach Ron Troutman, John Te Reo and Mitch Moore helped the crowd relive the club’s first Reserve Grade premiership since 2007, re-capping on a frantic and nerve-wracking finale against Redcliffe.
Troutman paid tribute to the dedication shown by his leadership group as well as commending the professionalism and resilience displayed by the entire squad of 45 players.
Club stalwarts Peter Gubb (150 Seagulls ISC games), Daniel Ogden (100 Seagulls ISC games) John Te Reo (10 years of service) were acknowledge for milestone achievements, before the club bid farewell to its departing players.
Full List of Awards
Wynnum Manly Leagues Club – Intrust Super Cup Player of the Year
BMD – Intrust Super Cup Player’s Player
BRL A Grade Player of the Year
BRL A Grade Player’s Player
Hastings Deering Colts Player of the Year
Hastings Deering Colts Player’s Player
Shannon GARDINER and Rashaun DENNY
Anthony Schweitzer Memorial Trophy – Supporter’s Award:
Australian Industry Trade College – Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year
Australian Industry Trade College – Mal Meninga Cup Player’s Player
Trevor Neibling Memorial Trophy – Best Junior to Senior
Arch Geary Shield – Volunteer of the Year
Wynnum Manly Seagulls – Club Man of the Year
Wynnum Manly Old Boys – Commitment and Service
Peter GUBB – 150 ISC Games for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Daniel OGDEN – 100 ISC Games for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls
John TE REO – 10 years of service for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Departing Players – Daniel OGDEN, Mitch MOORE, Josh HOFFMAN, Atelea VEA, Michael DOBSON, Adam TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD