The Women’s side took home a Silver Medal, which is great for a regional University taking on the best in Australia. In a fiercely tight finish to vote count which there was only 3-votes difference between reigning winner Kaitlyn Ashmore, Jordi Ivey & Remeny McCann a big Grand Final performance was needed to get over the line. It was Ashmore’s night as she snatched a best on ground performance in the Final to take out the Best & Fairest Award over Ivey & McCann. ‘I am very honoured to receive this award again in 2015 and so closely with the other girls which was an exciting finish. We want to go one better as a team next year & get that Gold Medal back in Perth’ Ashmore said.
For the men’s team they finished 5th overall after being eclipsed by just 1-point in the knock out match by University of Western Australia who went on to win the Gold Medal convincingly. In the count it was Jonathon Lanyon who took the win ahead of a 3-way-tie with Ryan Bell, Nathan Monk & Jordan Staley in second.
‘I’m thankful for taking out the award this year but especially thank the boys for such a great week of football. I’d easily trade this in for team glory so looking forward to getting to Perth next year to push for that Gold Medal’ Lanyon said.
Earlier in the night there was many awards handed out to the very deserving recipients including the All-Australian selected players in which there were 6 female & 1 male. The 2016 Australian University Games heads to Perth and planning is already underway for the club as they aim to take a strong team over to take it up to the best especially the dominant Western Australia who will be on home turf.
Best & Fairest Winner: Jonathon Lanyon
Best & Fairest Winner: Kaitlyn Ashmore
Best & Fairest Runner Up: Nathan Monk, Ryan Bell, Jordan Staley
Best & Fairest Runner Up: Jordi Ivey
JODAMI Medalist: Joshua Clissold
All Australian Selections: Jonathon Lanyon, Kaitlyn Ashmore, Jordi Ivey, Remeny McCann, Jacquie James, Keely Shepherd, Claudia Callagher.
Best First Year Player: Tom McKimmie
Best First Year Player: Molly Boyle
Most Improved: Luke Bish
Most Improved: Georgia Martin
Most Determined: Mitch Jones
Most Determined: Jacquie James
Coaches Award: Jackson Ford
Coaches Award: Jess Thomson