Both Kim Rhodes and John Demopoulos were shortlisted for State awards which were presented at the AFCA Coach of the Year Dinner held at the MCG on November 11th. In a fantastic result for all concerned, Kim was named Female Coach of the Year while not winning, John was also acknowledged for his wonderful efforts over many years at Nelson Park Auskick.
Glenn James was guest speaker at this year's annual dinner and presented section nominees and winners with their respective awards.
The 16th Annual G&DCA dinner was held at Buckley's on October 13 with guest speaker Caroline Wilson presenting all award winners.
John Fitzgerald (Senior), Michael Kol (Youth), Matt Bruhn (Junior), Roger Conron (Auskick) and Julie McNamara (Female) took out Coach of the Year titles, while Anglesea President David Cook was presented with the Geelong Advertiser Personality of the Year Award. Fitzgerald and Kol were shortlisted for the State awards announced at the MCG in November.
Deb Thewlis was also recognised for her contribution to football administration while Neale Walter was similarly recognised for his work in junior development.
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