20th Aug 2016
One hundred and eighty five Harlequins attended the 2016 Annual Ball & Presentation night at the Kooyong Tennis Club. The atmosphere and ambiance of the evening was excellent and a credit to Peter Dawson and his team who organised a superb event. For the first time the awards night was held at an external venue and given the attendance it is unlikely to be the last time. For the first time there were a number of tables of junior parents and we hope that their numbers increase over the years as the junior club continues to grow. In addition the women had their own table and seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely.
The 'old guard' of the club were conspicuous by their absence. Hopefully enough of them will return next year to make up one or two tables.
The award winners are shown below.
|Best Player Awards||Recipient(s)|
|Colts Blue||William Vincent|
|4th Grade||Paul Bailey|
|3rd Grade||Steve Pene|
|2nd Grade||Matia Vibote|
|Colts - Ken Austen Trophy||Manaia Koko|
|1st Grade||Eli Vole|
|Top Try Scorer(s)||Kelu Vaele & James Murphy|
|Sandi Ash Cup||Hilary de Guingand|
|Les Rangiawha||Denzel O'Meagher|
|Coach of the Year||Pom Simona|
|Bruce Townsend Award||Chris Grellis|
|John Ross Award (Juniors)||Meri & Atu Bosenavulagi|
|President's Trophy||Paris Dale|
|Harlequin of the Year||David Philips|