Here is a run-down of  Eltham Football Club Best and Fairest awards from Presentation Night  held last Friday October 16th at Eltham Community Centre.

Life Membership Presentation – Luke McCreery

On the night, Luke McCreery was awarded Life Membership of the Eltham Football Club.

Luke was presented with his Life Membership by our most recent Life Membership Inductee Lachie Richardson, who spoke in glowing terms about Luke and his service and dedication to the Panthers through both the clubs good and difficult times.

Luke achieved the milestone of 200 Open Age games this season. This qualifying Luke for Eltham Football Club Life Membership.

Luke debuted for his first Senior game for the club in 1998,  and has played a total 141 Senior games 64 Reserves games (205)

Luke played in both our two most recent Senior Premierships in 2000 and 2002

Congatulations Luke on being bestowed this well deserved honour

above – Luke McCreery

Lachie Richardson and Luke McCreery

Senior Awards

Panther co-captain, midfielder Bradyn Taglieri held on from a fast finishing Billy Glasgow to win of the Senior Best and Fairest award by three votes.  Bradyn polled votes in 15 of 21 games  for the year winning amassing 139 Votes.

Billy Glasgow followed up from his 2014 Best and Fairest with another great year in placing second. Billy played 19 out of the 21 games for the year and polled votes in 16 of these games.

Anton Woods had a great first year with the club with his 3rd placing in the Best and Fairest with 81 votes.

Lewis Glasgow won his first senior trophy when he was awarded the Coaches award on the night.

Best Senior Finals Player was Billy Glasgow who polled 44 out of a possible 45 Votes in our three finals appearances.

Eltham Senior Coach and AFCA Coach of the year for Northern Region, Mario Bandera along with our four “NFL Team of the Year” members Bradyn Taglieri, James Kroussoratis, Anton Woods and Billy Glasgow

Reserves Awards

Ailin Hourigan won the 2015 Reserves Best and Fairest with 87 votes. Ailin played 17 reserves games polling votes in 10 of these.

Kyle O’Sullivan recieved the runner up Best and Fairest award for the Reserves despite just playing 8 Reserves games for the year but polled in 7 of these scoring 74 votes.  31 of his 74 votes were in finals games allowing him to be awarded Reserves Best Finals Player as well.

Luke McCreery scored a third placing with 54 Votes from 8 of his 13 games for the year.

Lachie Findlay was awarded the Reserves Coaches Award for 2015

Left to right – Ailin Hourigan, Lachie Findlay, Luke McCreery and Kyle O’Sullivan,

Under 19 Awards

Under 19 Captain Patrick Turnbull won the Under 19s Best and Fairest award with 117 votes, receiving votes in 13 out of 16 games played

Thomas Carafa was runner up with 83 Votes and 3rd Best and Fairest went to Marcus Cantwell close behind Thomas with 81 votes

Under 19 Coaches Award went to Connor O’Leary

Left to right – Thomas Carafa, Patrick Turnbull, Marcus Cantwell and Connor O’Leary

Senior Best and Fairest Voting for 2015 (Click to enlarge)

Reserves Best and Fairest Voting for 2015 (Click to enlarge)

Under 19 Best and Fairest Voting for 2015 (Click to enlarge)