STANTHORPE Gremlins from the senior and junior clubs were out in force at the Border Rugby League presentation dinner at the International Club on Saturday night.

MC Bernie Pramberg and guest speaker and international footballer Steve Walters both paid tribute to the work of volunteers in each club who helped make the league successful.

Walters may have ended up the most successful of five footballing brothers but stressed he definitely was not the best in his youth.

He said he would have even driven through Stanthorpe on the way to his first season at the Canberra Raiders, a career which included three premiership wins.

There were even a few tears around the room after long-time Inglewood Roosters official Dolly Bennett was presented with life membership by BRL president Neil O'Connor.

Her first involvement with the Roosters was as a coach of the under-7 team 25 years ago.

Like many sports nights, there was a bit of fundraising, with Rob Hillier auctioning some memorabilia items, including a framed photo of the eight successive Queensland Maroons State of Origin teams.

A-grade Most Points: 16 tries 52 goals, Geoff Swan (Tenterfield Tigers);

Most Tries: 18 tries, Jarrod McIntosh (Tenterfield Tigers);

BRL Golden Boot for Most Goals: 63 conversions, Matt Gainey (Inglewood);

Refs points: runner-up Jim Loneragan (Tenterfield Tigers), winner Brent Bennett (Inglewood Roosters) ;

Colt of the Year: runner-up Adam Tribe (Goondiwindi Maroon), winner Jarrod McIntosh (Tenterfield Tigers);

Most Consistent Player: Sililo Stavenow (Goondiwindi Blue);

The Lawrie Newley Dedicated Club Person Award: Peter Rice (Goondiwindi Boars);

Jack Rush Memorial Rep Player of the Year: Michael Bloomfield (Killarney);

Tourist of the Year: John Trindall (Killarney);

Coach of the Year: Neil Parfitt and Matt Gainey;

Border Post/Southern Downs Weekly BRL Player of the Year: Michael Marshall (Killarney).

Stanthorpe Border Post


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