Troy Carlson and Jason Johnston were both named the 2012 Mary Valley Stags players’ player.
Troy Carlson and Jason Johnston were both named the 2012 Mary Valley Stags players’ player. Contributed

Dead heat for players' gong

IT WAS too close to call when it came to deciding between Troy Carlson and Jason Johnston for the 2012 Mary Valley Stags players' player.

The prestigious title went to both the players at Stags 2012 presentation night on Saturday at the Imbil Bowls Club.

Stags' treasurer Jenny Carlson said the night was well attended, with about 80 people at the event including sponsors, committee, players and friends.

The club took a trip down memory lane with a slide show of photos of action on the field, keen Stags' supporters, the team's Race the Rattler run and the club's wags' night.

The light-hearted fun the club enjoyed all year kept coming with a best try competition and a dummy spit presentation.

"President Glenn Carlson thanked the players, executive and team support crew for all their time, dedication and support throughout the year," Ms Carlson said.

Also making his appreciation known was coach Chad Parker, who thanked the players for their efforts.

Parker admitted the boys peaked a couple of weeks too early for the finals, and said had they played to that level come the end of the season, they would have had a serious shot at the finals.

Ms Carlson already has her sights set on the 2013 season, saying next year looked promising with a lot of interest from players to take the team one step further.

Guest speaker Ross Triggell from the Gympie Old Boys Rugby League Supporters Club, which supports rugby league clubs in the district both financially and with equipment, was thanked for the group's continued support of the Stags.

Along with the announcement of the players' player, awards went to most improved forward Mitchell Pascoe, most improved back Brett Warren, best forward Josh Ryan, best back Lance Fenton, most consistent player Johnston and best and fairest Carlson.

Ms Carlson said she was looking forward to the 2013 season and had reminded club members that the Stags' annual meeting would be held on October 24 at the RSL Hall on Yabba Rd, Imbil, from 6.30pm. All positions are open including all executive positions.

Gympie Times


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