Big year for Rams

Byron Bay over 35s . . . grand finalists
Byron Bay over 35s . . . grand finalists

For the Byron Bay Soccer Club 2004 was an outstanding season, the culmination of which was the presentation night last week that literally packed out the Byron Bay Bowling Club.

In 2004 the club won three minor premierships, five grand finals and we had two grand finalists who weren't successful on the day.

The club also won the Grade 16 ANZAC Cup and the Premier Division ANZAC Cup. The premier team was also runner-up in the TURSA Cup.

Individual trophy recipients on the night were Grade 17 Jayden King and Sam Haanappel; 2nd division Vivian Sharma, Mark Barnett and Leon Murray; Over 35s Barry Manning, Julien Phillips; Women's First Division Rachel Cooper, Christy Hopley, Chloe Dunsmore and Caitlin Downes; Premier Reserves Patrick L'Orange and Michael Vanary; Premiers Steve Gell, Shaun Packham, Aaron Richter Steers and Adam Bostock.

Young player of the year went to Ryan Gray and the Golden Bear Award to captain Bruce Morhaus.

Karen Fenwick was club person of the year with Max Donati, Glen Bradford and Tony Dunsmore receiving life membership.

The club is looking forward to next year with great anticipation as our youth stocks looking solid as our Grade 17, 16, 15 and 14 were all grand finalists. Many of the 17s and 16s will make the transition to the senior ranks next year.

The club thanked its sponsors, the committee, the parents, and the players (and their wives etc) for supporting the club throughout the year.

The AGM will take place at the Bowling Club on Monday starting at 7pm.

Works on the surface of the soccer fields will commence in late October.

A special mention should go to Debbie Ginger who co-ordinated the presentation night, which many have said was the club's best presentation night ever.

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