November 3, 2019
Traevonnah and Glen Fisher were named South Burnett Eagles of the Year at the recent South Burnett Junior Rugby League awards presentation dinner held in Kingaroy.
Awards were presented to South Burnett Eagles players who played in competitions in Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast.
South Burnett players who were selected for duties with the Central Crows and the Wide Bay Bulls were also acknowledged.
Players, family members and volunteers gathered at Kingaroy State High School to enjoy a barbecue before the presentation ceremony.
The night was compered by interim SBJRL chairman David Tierney.
He said coaches had nominated players for the various awards which then went to a panel for assessment before the final decision.
David urged families to get involved in their local clubs: “It’s disappointing to go along to the games and it’s all the same people involved. Get involved!”
There were several special presentations made on the evening.
Lavina and Jeffrey Dynevor were presented with an Under 18s South Burnett Eagles jersey in memory of Hornets’ junior Triston “Checkers” Murray who died in September 2017.
Triston played alongside many of the U18s players during his junior years.
“In our hearts we played for Checkers all year,” team manager Greg Pomfret said.
“They have played for a reason, and I’m so proud of them.”
Greg, who resigned as SBJRL chairman mid-year, was presented with an autographed Wests Tigers jersey in recognition of his service.
He was elected to the SBJRL committee at the 2013 AGM and served as chairman for six years. His wife Tracey was also thanked. She served a term as Treasurer and was a long-time volunteer.
A new initiative for 2019 was the announcement of the inaugural “Alan Trunks South Burnett True Spirit Award” by Scott Prendergast from the “Beyond The Nest” junior league development program.
Alan played rugby league in the South Burnett from 1963-81 and coached many teams across south-east Queensland.
He played many games for Wondai and is a life member of the Wolves club. He represented Toowoomba, Wide Bay, Queensland Country and the South Burnett.
Alan was part of the winning South Burnett 47th Battalion team which defeated Gympie in 1970. In 1978, he coached the Wondai side which went through the season undefeated and beat Nanango 42-0 in the grand final.
“He displayed the characteristics of what our South Burnett Beyond The Nest program epitomises,” Scott said.
“The Alan Trunks Beyond The Nest award is about consistent effort.
“It acknowledges that person who takes a run when no one else wants to. It’s about chasing when you know there’s no chance of catching. And it’s that spirit, that’s a true South Burnett Eagle.”
Alan said he felt very privileged and humbled to have the award named after him.
The inaugural winner was Murgon Mustang Harry Perrett, a member of the 2019 Under 16s Eagles team.
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