Hamilton is rewarded for tireless work for Wallabys

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

TIRELESS lock Adam Hamilton was rewarded for his fine 2005 CQ Extended League season at the Wallabys Rugby League Club's presentation night at the Rocky Glen Hotel recently.

Hamilton, who was one of the driving forces in the forward pack during 2005, was the popular winner of the club's Player of the Year Award.

It was a richly-deserved honour for a tremendous player who is universally respected throughout the Extended League. And Hamilton will need to find room at home for his trophies after claiming the esteemed Players' Player Award.

Aaron Farrar was another to go home with his hands full after he took out the Most Consistent Player.

Matt Rogers won the A grade Best and Fairest Award, while Chris Butler (best back), Daniel Beahan (best forward) and Garry Brown (most outstanding player) were the other A grade trophy winners.

The most popular team on the night were the Wallabys under-19 team, who were undermanned all season.

The little general Alf Gudgeon was named best and fairest, while Boz Nixon got most outstanding player, James Maroski best back and Tai Coates best forward.

It was a great night also for the premiership-winning reserve grade team who celebrated their victory.

Mick Ghee chalked up another best and fairest to the record, while Matt Anderson was the most outstanding player.

Other players to win trophies were Celestino Canendo (best back) and Jamie Powell (best forward).

Presidents/Coaches trophies were also awarded to Matt Cooke and Damien McAllister, while four players ? Darryl Solomon, Drew Palmer, Ron Craig and Matt Baker ? received awards for scoring more than 100 points. Cooke and Dan Kerr shared the best clubman trophy.

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