Newsletter 24, September 29, 2023
RORY Brodie has added the Basil Cleary Medal for Prahran best and fairest in 2023 to his VAFA Division 1 Pepper Medal to complete a stellar season.
The premier ruckman in the competition won the club award on Thursday September 27 at the vote count conducted at the Osborne Rooftop & Bar.
Brodie polled 145 votes to defeat three times club champion James Musster (2010, 2015, 2018) runner-up on 129 votes.
Third placed was Mildura recruit Ben Galbraith (113 votes) who polled the maximum 15 votes in the first semi-final loss.
Rory is overseas on a pre planned holiday so teammate Shaun Chapman accepted the award on his behalf.
Chapman was earlier presented with the Neale Daniher Most Courageous award.
President Fab Maya updated the Osborne audience on the search for a new coach and vowed ‘no stone will be left unturned in our efforts to deliver a premiership next year.’
Maya said it was disappointing to bow out in the first semi-final after such a good season.
Outgoing coach Brett Dickinson was thanked by Maya for his outstanding contribution to the club as a 2017 premiership player, 2019 Basil Cleary Medallist and coach for 2022 and 2023 and presented with a trophy in appreciation of his efforts.
Hayden Taylor was voted the Cliff Peel Memorial best clubman for his dedication to the club on and off the field.
Maya also announced that former Southbank player and now match day official David Ross and Team Of The Decade player and 2017 premiership player Jon Simonetta will be nominated for life membership at the Annual General Meeting in November.
145- Rory Brodie
129- James Musster
113- Ben Galbraith
88- Mackenzie Mayne
54- Jon Simonetta
47- Shaun Chapman
45- Jayden Williams
33- Beau Adams
30- Jake Stent-Powell
27- Matthew Clifford
BEST AND FAIREST
Basil Cleary Medal & Sir Rupert Steele Perpetual Trophy: Rory Brodie
Best & Fairest runner-up: James Musster
Coaches award: Zac Podmore
Stephen Powell Players player: James Musster
George Hawkins- Kim Smith Leading Goal Kicker: Jon Simonetta
For 200 senior games :James Musster, Tim Maya
100 club games James Gottschalk.
Best & Fairest : Gus Perez
Best & Fairest runner-up: Michael Woods
Coaches award: Austin Lawson
Leading goal kicker: Declan Marrows
Alf Blamey Players player: Jack Noonan
NEALE DANIHER MOST COURAGEOUS MEDAL
CLIFF PEEL MEMORIAL BEST CLUBMAN
PRAHRAN FOOTBALL CLUB COACH APPLICANTS FOR 2024
INVITES applicants for the positions of Senior, Reserves and Thirds coaches for the 2024 season.
Prahran Football Club (PFC) fields teams in Division 1 of the Victorian Amateur Football Association and was a finalist in season 2023 with 13 wins in the home and away season.
PFC is temporarily located at the excellent D W Lucas Reserve, East Malvern for season 2024 but will return to the newly renovated Toorak Park facility in Armadale for the 2025 season.
We seek the services of enthusiastic individuals with a professional attitude, excellent leadership /development skills and a strong understanding of the modern game.
The successful applicants will require excellent communication skills and be prepared to commit plenty of time and energy to the role.
Please provide your application outlining your football coaching credentials and your ideas for developing PFC to:
ph: 0418 33846