AWARDS SEASON 2018-19
FURY AWARDS 18-19 CELEBRATE AMAZING SEASON !
200 players/parents/guests and club officials celebrated a record breaking season that saw Fury take 8 National titles. The big prize winners on the night were SW player and Development Coach, Jenna Beattie who took the –Outstanding Service to the club award; Sam Owens – the Club Player of the Year ; with the U14 Boys team winning Team of the Year and U14 Girls Coach Rebecca Lonsdale – Coach of the Year. Erin Marshall – Junior Woman's player, was Volunteer of the Year with Abby Rutter and George Henderson voted the Stars of the Future. Katie McEwan took Provost of Falkirk –Junior coach of the Year, with Lewis Morton, Ben Small, Sophie Cram and Rachael Penman taking the new Bobby Kinzer Endeavour Awards. The night saw the presentation of over 50 awards, made by Scotland & Commonwealth Games, former Fury players –Jonny Bunyan and Fraser Malcolm; Falkirk Herald Sports Editor –David Oliver and former Glasgow Rocks General Manager Daniel Bojwalok of ARD Consultancy. The Awards Night shoot –out challenge saw 10 teams of all age groups battle to be crowned top team of the night. The winners in an amazing shooting display on the 8ft ring were the U12 Girls seeing off all the opposition with Poppy Duncan winning the contest overall. The buffet was provided to its usual high standard from Paul O’Donnell.
FULL AWARDS LIST FOR 18-19
The Clubs PLAYER of the YEAR was SAM OWENS. The second year junior who will move to Fury Men's team next season was key in Fury Junior Men taking the U18 Division 1 title and the Scottish Cup. Owens who posses a potent 3pt shot was one of 6 Fury players who took back to back double National titles in their 2 year junior term.
The Clubs VOLUNTEER of the YEAR was ERIN MARSHALL. Erin while playing for the clubs Junior Woman's team, coached the Fury U14 team 2 and was a key volunteer on Fury Men's game nights.
The TEAM of the YEAR was FURY U14 BOYS who won the 17-18 Scottish Cup and the Scottish National Challenge. The team whose average winning margin was over 20pts all season have been described by many outwith Fury as an outstanding group, also competing in the Battle of Britain in London, the group have been on course for 3 years to be one of Fury’s best ever sides.
Club COACH of the YEAR was REBECCA LONSDALE coach to Fury’s U14 Girls, who like the boys, also won the Scottish Cup and National Challenge. Rebecca turned around the Girls U14 program and after a season of very close games in both the Cup and National Challenge, showed what a great group the girls squad is.
The Clubs INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS of the YEAR – an award that extends from current to former Fury players was awarded to the former Fury player – FRASER MALCOLM. Fraser who helped take Fury to Junior Men's title, gained scholarships for teams in Iceland and in US. Playing the last 4 seasons for Black Hills State- Fraser was named in this season’s All Conference first team, led his team –the Yellow Jackets with 369pts, averaging 16pts per game. Fraser is now on the verge of signing his first pro contract.
MARGARET BUNYAN MEMORIAL Trophy – Winner – JENNA BEATTIE awarded to a player/supporter/official who has given outstanding service to the club or achieved outstanding success. Jenna has played for Fury since U12 age group and was part of a winning Fury side who took 5 Scottish Titles at Cadette and Junior Division 1. Jenna then committed to the Fury Senior Woman's side and for almost 10 season has been a key player and was part of the SW team who won the Play-Off title a couple seasons ago. Jenna has represented her country in all age groups, also the Scottish Universities and took her NDL U16 Girls team to the National title. Not only as a player, coach and volunteer, Jenna has always represented the club with a great attitude, serving as role model for current and future players.
The Clubs STARS OF THE FUTURE Awards for male and female players, went to George Henderson and Abby Rutter. George a key starting 5 member of Fury’s successful U14 team but also in season 18-19 started for the club’s U16 Men CM1 – such is his potential and ability. Abby played for not only Fury’s U16 Cadette team but for the JW and SW teams. Abby has shown great potential from beyond the arc and has been a consistent player in all 3 teams. Abby also commits to help with table officiating, a member of the Scotland U16 squad and like George, a player with outstanding potential.
KATIE MCEWAN took the first ever PROVOST OF FALKIRK – JUNIOR COACH of the YEAR, for her contribution to developing and working with Fury’s U12 Girls team. Katie who is a former Scotland player, played both JW and SW last season, but still found time to coach and take the U12 Girls to a fantastic 3rd place in Scotland’s National Challenge. Katie also volunteers to coach with the Falkirk Sports Development program and is a true role model in her age group.
BOBBY KINZER ENDEAVOUR AWARDS - These are also new awards with Solripe’s very own Special K endorsing them – Bobby commented – ‘I am honoured for the awards to be named after me! Outside of the entertaining I took the game very serious when it came to winning. All those are attributes I aspired to display. I never missed one professional game in my British Basketball career! The the only message I would like to pass on is "Talent is good, IQ is good, but the greatest of all is EFFORT!" I'll take effort over super stardom every time" The winners of the awards in season 18-19 were SOPHIE CRAM (CW1/U14) - LEWIS MOTON (CM1) RACHAEL PENMAN (JW) - BEN SMALL (JM1) All these players showed the hard work and great attitudes that these awards focus on!
FULL FURY AWARD WINNERS SEASON 18-19
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARDS Presented by FRASER MALCOLM Scotland International
CADETTE WOMAN 1 EMILY DAGGER, DARCY DEWAR, EMILY DAGGER WINNER EMILY DAGGER
CADETTE WOMAN 2 ROWAN BROCKIE, CAITLIN GOW, OLIVIA MITCHELL WINNER CAITLIN GOW
CADET MEN 1 ROBBIE GILMOUR, ANDREW MELLVILLE, BEN ADAMS WINNER ANDREW MELLVILLE
CADET MEN 2 FLYNN MULLAN, RYAN HARROWER, ALISDAIR CAMPBELL WINNER RYAN HARROWER
JUNIOR WOMAN EMILY DAGGER, ABBY RUTTER, ERIN MARSHALL WINNER ABBY RUTTER
JUNIOR MEN 1 NATHAN CUTHBERT LOUIS SMITH JAKE CAVANNAGH WINNER LOUIS SMITH
JUNIOR MEN 2 SAM MCLEOD HIRSTO GANCHEV CAMERON HEGGIE WINNER CAMERON HEGGIE
SENIOR WOMAN ABBY RUTTER EABHA KERR KATIE MCEWAN WINNER – ABBY RUTTER
SENIOR MEN IVAN GANCHEV ROSS MUNNOCH EVALDIS BURKSAITIS WINNER IVAN GANCHEV
Presented by PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS JONNY BUNYAN Scotland Int/Rocks U14 BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR GEORGE HENDERSON ANDREW MELVILLE BEN ADAMS ROBBIE GILMOUR OSCAR LARGE WINNER BEN ADAMS
U14 GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR SOPHIE CRAM EMILY DAGGER CHELSY HUGHES OLIVIA MITCHELL ABBY REID WINNER OLIVIA MITCHELL
U12 BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR GAVIN BLACK ANDREW HENDERSON LUCAS BARBERO KEATON GILLESPIE WINNER GAVIN BLACK
U12 GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR KIRSTEN WHYTE ROSE TYRELL RACHAEL DAGGER POPPY DUNCAN WINNER ROSE TYRELL
U10 BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR ARCHIE MACDOUGALL JAY BUNYAN TAYLAN ERTEKIN DANIEL SMALL WINNER TAYLAN ERTEKIN
FALKIRK HS ACADEMY PLAYER OF THE YEAR EABHA KERR LOUIS SMITH ABBY REID GEORGE HENDERSON WINNER – LOUIS SMITH
PLAYERS-PLAYER AWARDS Presented by DANIEL BAJWOLUK, ARD Consultancy
CADETTE WOMAN 1 NAOMI GILL EABHA KERR ABBY RUTTER WINNER NAOMI GILL
CADETTE WOMAN 2 EVE BALLOCH RAVEN MURRAY CHELSEY HUGHES WINNER CHELSEY HUGHES
JUNIOR WOMAN KATIE MCEWAN ERIN MARSHALL RACHAEL PENMAN WINNER RACHAEL PENMAN
SENIOR WOMAN KIM FLOCKHART REBECCA LONSDALE KIRSTIE YOUNG WINNER KIRSTIE YOUNG
CADET MEN 1 CAMERON STEWART MICHAEL RICE LEWIS MORTON WINNER LEWIS MORTON
CADET MEN 2 BEN GOACHER HARRIS IFTIKHAR JACK MCINTOSH WINNER BEN GOACHER
JUNIOR MEN 1 JAKE CAVANNAGH LOUIS SMITH SAM OWENS WINNER JAKE CAVANNAGH
JUNIOR MEN 2 STRUAN HENDERSON AIDAN MORRISSON ORAN BROCKIE WINNER AIDAN MORRISSON
SENIOR MEN KEITH BUNYAN ROSS MUNNOCH IVAN GANCHEV WINNER ROSS MUNNOCH
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARDS Presented by DAVID OLIVER, Sports Editor Falkirk Herald
CADETTE WOMAN PELLY KIDD ABBY RUTTER EABHA KERR WINNER EABHA KERR
CADETTE WOMAN 2 ABBY REID CHELSEY HUGHES JESS COWAN WINNER JESS COWAN
CADET MEN 1 GEORGE HENDERSON ELLIS WALKER ANDREW MELLVILLE WINNER ELLIS WALKER
CADET MEN 2 MATHEW MCNEIL JACK MCINTOSH RYAN HARROWER WINNER MATHEW MCNEIL
JUNIOR WOMAN KATIE MCEWAN RACHAEL PENMAN KATRINA KIRSOP WINNER KATIE MCEWAN
JUNIOR MEN 1 LOUIS SMITH SAM OWENS JACK DAVIDSON WINNER SAM OWENS
JUNIOR MEN 2 CAMERON HEGGIE GABE MCARTHUR ANDREW AGYKO WINNER GABE MCARTHUR
SENIOR WOMAN SHANNON FLIPPARD KIRSTIE YOUNG JENNA BEATTIE WINNER JENNA BEATTIE
SENIOR MEN Adam Hammerschmidt Boris Matrakov Bantu Burroughs WINNER BORIS MATRAKOV
SCOTLAND INTERNATIONALS SEASON 18-19 EABHA KERR MOLLY WADDELL KATIE MCEWAN ROSIE WALLACE ABBY RUTTER JAKE CAVANNAGH JACK DAVIDSON
NATIONAL TITLES FURY SEASON 18-19
FURY SENIOR MEN SCOTTISH CUP WINNERS RUNNERS- UP SCOTTISH DIV 1 & PLAY-OFFS
FURY JUNIOR MEN SCOTTISH CUP WINNERS & PLAY-OFF CHAMPIONS
FURY U14 BOYS SCOTTISH CUP/NATIONAL CHALLENGE MONSTERBALL/ WINNERS
FURY U14 GIRLS SCOTTISH CUP/NATIONAL CHALLENGE WINNERS MONSTERBALL RUNNERS-UP
KFC NDL U16 GIRLS NDL LEAGUE WINNERS
FURY U12 BOY 3RD PLACE NATIONAL CHALLENGE
FURY U12 GIRLS 3RD PLACE NATIONAL CHALLENGE
FURY U10 BOYS RUNNERS-UP NATIONAL CHALLENGE
FURY NATIONAL MOLTEN MVP’S IN SEASON 18-19
ADAM HAMMERSCHMIDT SM Scottish Cup Final SAM OWENS JM Scottish Cup Final ANDREW MELLVILLE U14 B Scottish Cup Final CHELSEY HUGHES U14 G Scottish Cup Final BEN ADAMS - MONSTERBALL U14 B Inverness
ALL STARS IN SCOTTISH NATIONAL COMPETITIONS
FRASER SMITH U14 B ABBY REID U14 G ROSE TYRELL U12 G LUCAS BARBERO U12 B TAYLAN ERTEKIN U10 B
NBA EUROPE SCOTLAND REP U14 - ANDREW MELLVILLE
THE MAIN EVENT Presented by DAVID OLIVER -Sports Editor Falkirk Herald
PROVOST OF FALKIRK – JUNIOR COACH OF THE YEAR
ERIN MARSHALL RACHAEL PENMAN KATIE MCEWAN LOUIS SMITH WINNER – KATIE MCEWAN
BOBBY KINZER ENDEAVOUR AWARDS (4) WINNERS: BEN SMALL – RACHAEL PENMAN -LEWIS MORTON – SOPHIE CRAM
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Valeria Vacca Gary Smith Erin Marshall Ewan Carlow WINNER ERIN MARSHALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Boris Matrakov Andrew Mellville Sam Owens Emily Dagger WINNER SAM OWENS
COACH OF THE YEAR Keith Bunyan Rebecca Lonsdale John Bunyan Dave Cooper WINNER REBECCA LONSDALE
TEAM OF THE YEAR Senior Men U14 Boys U14 Girls Junior Men WINNERS U14 BOYS
STARS OF THE FUTURE
MALE – STAR OF THE FUTURE ANDREW MELLVILLE -GEORGE HENDERSON - BEN ADAMS WINNER - GEORGE HENDERSON
FEMALE STAR OF THE FUTURE ABBY RUTTER - EMILY DAGGER - EMILY MELROSE WINNER - ABBY RUTTER
MARGARET BUNYAN MEMORIAL TROPHY awarded to a player/supporter/official who has given outstanding service to the club or achieved outstanding results in basketball – trophy donated many seasons ago by your typical basketball parent/grandparent!
WINNER – JENNA BEATTIE
THANKS EVERYONE !!!!
SPONSORS – DEAN – SONY CENTRE FALKIRK – TOMMY/JAN/SCOTT BEE COPY – ROBERT & STAFF AT RJM SPORTS – SPALDING USA – GREGOR GILLIES ( RACE NIGHT TRIPLE FUNDRAISER ) CRAIG MCEWAN –ABBOTSINCH GRANGEMOUTH FUNDRAISER
STAFF AT FHS –TRAINING VENUE & GSC – OUR PLAYING VENUE
PARTNERS AT ACTIVE SCHOOLS FALKIRK & FALKIRK SPORTS DEVELOPMENT – FALKIRK HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ACADEMY – – sportscotland & basketballscotland CRAWFORD HUNTER –UPHOLSTERER – SPONSOR EVENT TROPHIES PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGHOUT THE SEASON: ALEX JOHNSON, GARY SMITH & MICHAEL GILLEN (FALKIRKHERALD) PAUL O'DONNEL FOR CATERING ON THE NIGHT.
PLUS ALL WHO HELPED AND HOSTED TONIGHTS EVENT!!!
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