Amanda with Brooke & Maddison
CONGRATULATIONS AMY & TESSA
Our annual Presentation Night / Christmas Party took place at the Lanyon Vikings Club on Saturday night, 26 November 2016. Thank you to everyone who joined in on the celebration, it was a fantastic night, enjoyed by all.
Thank you to our Club Captains: Benjamin Stokes, Amanda Joyner and Jasmine Thornton for organising the event, as well as Jessica Lee for helping out with the setup.
During the night the following awards were distributed. Congratulations to all our worthy recipients.
President’s Award: This year’s recipient is always determined to do his very best. He trains hard and has competed at many championships, performing brilliantly. He is a very respectful member of our Club, who treats everyone with kindness and whose characteristics are commendable. Congratulations Ethan Lowey.
Outstanding Achievement Award: This year’s recipient is very passionate about her squad. She is caring, considerate, and a pleasure to have on pool deck. Her squad adores her and have all progressed remarkably over the past year. Congratulations Coach Bethany Poyser.
Club Night Participating Award: This year’s recipient has always been an enthusiastic participant at Club Nights. She gives her all, and always has a smile. Congratulations Angela Xie.
Most Improved Blue Squad Award: This year’s recipient has improved immensely throughout the year. She constantly tries her best at training, club nights and at competition meets. She always has a positive attitude and is a pleasure to coach. Congratulations Tessa Chancellor.
Most Improved Bronze Squad Award: This year’s recipient has improved tremendously throughout the year. She always tries her best at training, club nights and at competition meets. She brings a great attitude to training and always has a smile on her face. She is a pleasure to coach. Congratulations Amy Gasnier.
Most Improved Silver Squad Award: This year’s recipient has made enormous progress throughout the year. She has been very focussed and has tried really hard to challenge herself and improve her swimming skills. This is reflected in the strong run of PBs over recent months. Congratulations Brooke Hughes.
Most Improved Gold Squad Award: This year’s recipient is a very dedicated swimmer who is extremely focussed on improving his skills and challenging himself at all training sessions. He has already been reaping the rewards of these improvements with the expectation he will continue to do well at higher level meets over the coming months at both State and National level. Congratulations Ethan Lowey.
Club Captains Certificate of Achievement Award: This year’s recipient is relatively new to our club, and yet, he has adjusted well and has quickly become part of the family. He is always polite and courteous, has a great attitude, never complains and shows great sportsmanship. Congratulations Jake Newcombe.
Steve Young Memorial Clubperson of the Year Award: This award was introduced in 2014 in order to celebrate the life and memory of one of Woden’s greatest ever members, Steve Young. The award is open to all current Woden members including swimmers, parents and life members. The recipient is decided upon by the Executive Committee (thus being ineligible themselves), as they have a good idea of all the members and their respective involvement within the club. Qualities such as respect, attitude, dedication, sportsmanship, passion and competitiveness are all taken into account. In conjunction with this, the conduct displayed by the recipient, both within and outside of the club, and it’s promotion to the public, is of utmost importance, as this is the legacy that Steve and all of his work has instilled at the heart of our club and its members. It is the highest honour that any Woden member can receive placing them in an elite group within the club’s history. Congratulations Lisa Thornton.
CONGRATULATIONS also to the following winners:
- Coach Steve Meredith – Best Dressed Adult
- Victoria Shcherbakov (Alexey’s little sister) – Best Dressed Child
- Rebecca Tilley – “Guess how many Mentos” competition
- Nicholas Odgers – “Who Am I” Competition (Runner ups: Jessica Lee and Alexis Cross)
- All the Chocolate winners.
Looking forward to next year’s event. Hope you all can make it. See you there!!