|YEAR||GOLDEN FIST||FRAMK MCMAHON||PHIL BALLIS||FIESEL MIR||JOSHUA WEIR||TILLY LUCAS RODD AWARD|
E. Seymour- Pessah
RJFC Girls Best & Fairest
|YEAR||UNDER 10||UNDER 11||UNDER 12||UNDER 13||UNDER 14||UNDER 15||UNDER 16||YOUTH GIRLS|
Background on awards:
Tilly Lucas Rodd Award
Tilly commenced her footy at Richmond in the Auskick program for a couple of seasons before joining our under nine team.
Tilly continued to play with us until sadly she reached the age group where girls were no longer allowed to play with the boys at Under 14 level – playing 125 quality games in that time period for RJFC. Throughout that period Tilly was a prolific award winner, including two 3rd Best & Fairest awards.
Moving to a club that offered all girls football at the time, Greythorn, she had 3 seasons there which included two YJFL competition Best & Fairest in the youth girls competition. Currently Tilly is playing VFL football with the St Kilda Sharks and AFLW with Carlton. Undoubtedly RJFC’s most outstanding female player (to this point) we will award this to the player we we as displaying the same great skill and determination as Tilly.
A founding member of the North Richmond Club, Frank was an enormous contributor to charities and children in the Richmond area. The North Richmond Club have been consistent and magnificent supporters of RJFC over a long period of time. This award was first presented in 1991.
A RJFC past player in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Unfortunately Feisel passed away in 1993 at the age of sixteen. A courageous and determined player who displayed great leadership both on and off the field, the club recognises him through striking this award for a player displaying similar qualities.
This award honours a young 6 year old who had a dream of one day paying competitive football. Joshua fought leukaemia for three years of his short life until he finally lost the battle. A courageous, determined youngster who was an inspiration for all whom were in hospital with him. This award is presented to the type of player that has the characteristics of Josh and we hope by this award it will keep his memory alive.
Jim was a trainer throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s for RJFC, willingly giving up his time and effort for club. He loved to give votes for the games played in all grades and all games that he witnessed. It would be nothing for him to be arguing who were the best players for hours after the game had finished. Jim passed away in 1997 and the RJFC honours his memory by presenting this award to the player who receives the most umpires’ votes in the season, in any age grouping.
With a coaching record second to none at RJFC, Phil has been involved in the club for close to 20 years. He has had stints at different times with enormous success on field but also in the development of many players. The Club decided in 2000 to name its outstanding service award in Phil’s honour.
Best spoiler for the season
This award has been struck in honour of a retiring Colt player to celebrate his contribution and strength in the face of adversity. It is to honour and celebrate the unique “strength and difference” of an individual and recognise personal achievement in overcoming a challenge in any part of your life, or indeed in life itself.
This award acknowledges that every player that walks into our community contributes far more to RJFC than kicks, marks and handballs.