Sixes keep game going

Sorell’s own Felicity Burns has cleaned up at this year’s South East United Football Club presentation night, held on Saturday September 14.

The Tasmania Golf Club was packed for the presentation dinner, as the club paid tribute to its players, families, supporters and sponsors.

Outgoing President Andy Rhodes congratulated the Under 13s on becoming league champions, while the Under 15s fell agonisingly short of a corresponding achievement.

Labor Leader, Rebecca White, was a proud sponsor of the women’s team and said she was thrilled to see the Club go from strength to strength and was honoured to join Ms Burns in celebrating her achievements.

“I was so excited for Felicity Burns who took home an armful of awards including winning the Best and Fairest trophy for the women’s division,’’ Ms White said.

But the main focus of the night was the maiden season in the Men’s Southern Championship, which ended with a series of epic games and a thrilling victory at Nelson.

Led by inspirational skipper Patrick Quinlan, South East also reached the final of the recent Hobart Cup.

“The season’s ended just as we were getting going,” Coach Glen Roland lamented.

Quinlan and fellow teenager Ethan Melville scooped the senior player awards, while Jesse Mason was named in the top seven in Football Tasmania’s Best and Fairest.

Jo Roland was the ladies’ top scorer, with daughter Jasmine winning the overall female player of the year. Youth star Sam Sartori received the club’s golden boot.

There’s plenty more football at Pembroke Park, with the Sorell Summer Sixes starting 15 October. The competition runs every Tuesday, with junior, youth, mixed and men’s divisions.

More information about the Summer Sixes and early-bird registrations can be found at www.southeastunitedfc.org.au.

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