Curtin University Football Club named their stand out players for 2015 at their sold out awards night on Saturday evening. The big winners were Nicole Mcvicar, who was named Curtin’s Female State League Player of the Year, and Eddie Tikoft who won the same award for the men’s side. Up and coming youngster Jim Wallace was also recognised for an outstanding season being named the under 18 player of the year.
Head coach Liam Pollock was full of praise for Mcvicar, a new signing this year who plays as a box to box midfielder. “Nicole quickly demonstrated her talent, positive attitude and leadership capabilities. She grew to become a key part of our team and she has an eye for goal, including the spectacular, which is an added bonus” he said.
On Wallace’s season Under 18’s coach and Curtin’s Technical Director was full of praise for a “young leader with so much potential.” “The team started the season brightly and outperformed last year’s season but more importantly continued to develop into outstanding young men” he went on to say.
Club President Campbell Ballantyne said of Tikoft’s year “Eddie was Mr Consistency this year and really stepped up in key moments for us.” In regards to the season’s results he waxed philosophically about next year after commenting on a squad decimated by injury he pointed out that as “players came back into the team we achieved some very promising results and are optimistic about next year.”
Ballantyne was also full of praise for the clubs volunteer workforce. “The club has had a huge year off the pitch having completed a formal merger process between the junior and senior sides. The results of this will follow through for years to come.”
Other Awards Winners on the night were:
Mens Sunday League Div 4 First Team MVP – Chris Ward Players Player – Adrian Cinanni Young Player of the Year – Jack Kenny Golden Boot – Henry Sichembe Golden Goal – Henry Sichembe
Mens Sunday League Div 4 Reserves MVP – Marcus Hill Players Player – Luke Eckel Young Player of the Year – Lockie Drysdale Golden Boot – Rhys Cransberg Golden Goal – Toorage Hassan
Womens State League Division One First Team MVP – Nicole Mcvicar R/up MVP – Becky Gibson Coach’s Player – Jessica Whiteaker Most Improved – Zahra Husseini Players player – Liana Burchell
Womens State League Division One Reserves MVP – Alana Muir R/up MVP – Lesly Acevado Coach’s Player – Celena Lyons Most Improved – Sahar Abbas Players player – Sarah Johnsen
Womens Metro League Division Six Players Player – Homa MVP – Homa R/up MVP – Susie Most Improved – Pavitra Coaches Player – Irene
Mens State League Division Two First Team MVP – Eddie Tikoft Most Improved – Rob Keegan Golden Boot – Albert Bucchino Goldden Goal – Khaled Salhah Clubman – Antony Russo
Mens State League Division Two Reserves MVP – Macca Ferguson Most Improved – Dom Golden Boot – Mohamad Noor Golden Goal – Mohamad Noor Clubman – Calum McMulkin
Mens State League Division Two Under 18s MVP – Jim Wallace Most Improved – Braydon Nicholas Golden Boot – Braydon Nicholas Golden Goal – Mitch Fernando Clubman – Martin Hogg
Mens Metro North Div 3 MVP – Jordan Stanich Golden Boot – Jordan Stanich Best New Player – Jordan Stanich
Mens Metro North Div 4 MVP – Jordan Behar Golden Boot – Jack Cooke Best New Player – Shaun Davy