The season for this team started off in doubt with only 15 boys coming back. Many of these have been around since Auskick and 9’s. Many thanks to Mike Kehoe for ringing around and finding Applecross JFC in a similar position with 7 boys needing a place to play. They joined Booragoon and together this group of boys have become a formidable group by winning 13 of 15 rounds, finishing second in the minor rounds and beating top side Attadale. The team then played Attadale in the second semi final and won by 43 points 8.4 (52) v 0.9 (9).
Grand Final day was Booragoon’s Premiership day, the boys brought home the flag in emphatic style running out winners by 31 points 8.6 54 v 3.5 23, stamping their authority over Attadale winning three of the four clashes between the teams. Bayley Waddell also being awarded best player on ground.
What a year for this team – a premiership, the best player in the association and the best player on Grand Final day.
Congratulations to the trophy winners on their awards and to the East Fremantle Association Fairest & Best Nominees: Josh Dean third position; Bayley Waddell sixth position; Kristian Morisey Association Fairest & Best winner. And congratulations to the rest of the boys for an outstanding effort and performance in representing the Booragoon JFC.
Obviously the season could not go ahead without some special thanks on behalf of the boys and myself to the following:
- Mike Kehoe, Football Manager, Player Welfare Manager, Communications Media Officer
- John ‘Strachnie’ Svensson, Interchange Steward, Property Manager, Pumping up Footballs Coordinator
- Tim Pope, Water Runner, Refreshments Manager
- Storme John, Team Runner, Assistant Coach
- Peter Ken Casellas Hardie, Stats Board
- Andrew Stephen, Assistant Coach
- Merryl Main, Canteen Manager
Last but not least Mr Football, Shane Gray, Assistant Coach and Overseas talent scout. Without your behind the scenes help none of the above would have happened, cheers mate.
Finally to you the parents thanks for supporting the team in any capacity and thanks for being there in support of your son throughout the season
Kingsley Morisey (Coach)