Mary Valley Stags’ Josh Ryan.
Mary Valley Stags’ Josh Ryan.

Mary Valley Stags celebrate season

MATESHIP and courage were the hallmarks of the Mary Valley Stags Rugby League Club’s first season in the Sunshine Coast C Grade Competition.

The Mary Valley team excelled to reach the final eight before being halted by a red hot Coolum in the hunt for a grand final berth.

To celebrate, the club gathered at the Imbil Bowls Club last Saturday for a presentation night.

“We had an excellent roll up of players, sponsors and supporters to share a night of festivities,” club spokesperson Jenny Carlson said.

“The team showed great camaraderie and mateship which overflowed to all present on the night.”

Sunshine Coast CEO James Ward presided over ceremonial duties for the presentation night, during which numerous people were thanked for their involvement in the team.

“Many thanks to the people who helped support us through the first season as without their help we would not have achieved as much as we did,” Carlson said.

All Mary Valley Stags players received their jersey along with a trophy and team photo. For a dose of hilarity, novelty awards were also announced alongside the traditional.

“The presentation of the silly awards had everyone in stitches,” Carlson said.

The major awards, presented by major trophy sponsor Len Summers, were:

Best Forward - Matty Zillman

Most Improved - Forward Daniel Ferguson

Best Back - Troy Carlson

Most Improved - Back Dale Carlson

Players Player - Jerry McCallum

Coaches Trophy - Jason Woods

Best and Fairest - Josh Ryan

The Mary Valleys Stags Rugby League Club is now looking ahead to a new season, with an AGM being held on Wednesday, October 30 at Imbil’s RSL Hall.

A sausage sizzle will be held at 6.30pm before the meeting starts at 7.30pm.

The club will elect a new executive anyone interested in nominating for any of the roles in urged to attend.

“Thanks to the community in general for all their support during the year,” Carlson said.

“Looking forward to next year!”

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