Big night for champions

Champions all: Shane Nelson, Mel Whinnen and Andrew Strijk.
Champions all: Shane Nelson, Mel Whinnen and Andrew Strijk.

Joint winners Andrew Strijk (25) and Shane Nelson (20) had stellar seasons after the disappointment of being delisted from the West Coast Eagles and missing out on an AFL call-up respectively.

With the medals around their neck, they posed for a photograph with club games record holder and nine-time Breckler winner Mel Whinnen and the 2013 premiership cup.

They finished ahead of Matt Guadagnin, Aaron Black and Marc Crisp, who also won the league coach’s award.

Melanie Dayman presented the courage award ” struck in her late husband and Falcon backman Wayne’s honour ” to Steven Browne.

Browne’s tearaway team-mate Kody Manning won the sacrificial act award, Luke Tedesco the best clubman and Nick Rodda the rising star award.

The top volunteer award went to Julie Carpenter (presented by Ross McMillan).

In reserves, Terry O’Neill presented James Embley with the Roy Ennis Medal for best and fairest. He won from Jack Thrum and Frank Stockley. Reserves’ coach Luke Sanzone presented Luke Meadows with the coach’s award.