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portland partyAnnual Awards and Party Night

We’d been told `dress to impress’ for Portland SC’s biggest social event of the year, but we didn’t need to be told how to party at Edwalton Golf Club on Friday 23rd November!

 

With tickets collected, extra chairs commandeered and partygoers assembled, the 2012 Annual Awards and Party Night opened with the presentation of awards to swimmers who took part in this year’s Club Champs. Sparkling silver trophies were given to the top five swimmers of each age group and certificates presented to all other participants. Further accolades followed, whereby swimmers’ hard work, good attitude, impressive accomplishments and dedication over the last year were recognized. Nominees’ names were read out and the much treasured perennial trophies were handed to the very deserving winners. (See full details below)

Time-out for food turned into more of a break-out. Tummies rumbling, children scrambled to the buffet in a great rush. Soon the party would be underway with a sport, entertainment and history based quiz MC’d by Tim Garton. Several teams had been formed. Upon hearing Tim’s tip to have a cross-section of ages for a better chance of winning, one noticeably large and very youthful team realised it needed to recruit a few oldies. The youngsters opted for a direct approach: `Are you a clever adult with good general knowledge?’. Due to persistence and the dropping of the words `clever’ and `with good general knowledge’ from the question, a supersized team was forged.

Despite the quizmaster’s guarded warning `If you don’t like the questions, don’t shoot the messenger’, topic-based questions, starting with `A Great British Summer’ (of events, not weather – obviously!) and culminating in facts about Portland SC, made sure there was something for everyone to think about and enjoy. The supersized team proved to be the super-brainy team, its members feeling rather pleased with themselves as they tucked into their chocolate winnings.

After the popular Heads or Tails game and the raffle of many prizes (`thank you’ Jo for wrapping everything so beautifully), we all felt a bit drained and some may have been tempted to call it a night. However, as soon as the music started, the dance floor filled and that’s how it remained for the next two hours. Mostly swimmers bopped the night away, demonstrating fitness levels that explain this year’s successes; but some adults joined in too. Dom jiggled Gingham style … sorry, Gangnam Style; Jo jumped and skipped along long lines of country dancing and Tracy performed Big Fish, Little Fish somewhat enthusiastically. Dancing queen Sue accompanied all three of them! With lots of games and great music, DJ Nigel brought a smile to everyone’s face and sent us home feeling happy and proud to be part of the Portland family.

Big thanks to all who came to make it such a special night of celebration. Many thanks to those who worked to make it happen and to everyone who donated raffle prizes.

2012 Club Championship Trophy Winners

Age Group

Place

Girls

Boys

8 & Under

1st
2nd
3rd

Freya McGarva
Phoebe Mackay
Katie Moyes

10 & Under

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

Bethan Simmons
Holly McGarva
Isabelle Day
Charlotte Taylor
Cecily Kay

Stanley Toplass
Andrew Tsolakis
Ethan Pywell

12 & Under

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

Esther Simmons
Rebecca Horne
Jaime Misiuda
Olivia Misiuda
Alice Mulligan

Michael Pawluk
Anthony Tsolakis
Samuel Mackay
Edward RobertsArchie Symes

14 & Under

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

Dahlia Brinklow
Madeleine Mackay
Emma Horne
Hannah Mackay
Elizabeth Mulligan

Jack Harmer
Connor Cruickshank
Ben Hardy
Tarun Mistry

16 & Under

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th

Hannah Simmons
Rebecca Phillips
Molly Campbell
Charlotte Underwood
Amy Hardy

Andrew De Boer

Annual Trophy Awards 2012

Trophy

Nominees

Winner(s)

Swimmer of the Year

For the swimmers considered by the coaches to have the best attitude towards training, outstanding performances in competition throughout the year and are a role model to other swimmers

Jaime Misiuda
Olivia Misiuda
Elizabeth Mulligan
Emma Horne
Kathy Pawluk
Rebecca Phillips

Jack Harmer
Michael Pawluk
Andrew De Boer
Matt Price

Girls

Emma Horne

Boys

Jack Harmer

Wells & Fairclough Trophy

Awarded to the best very young swimmer (aged 10 and under 2011/2012 season)

Erin Birney
Isabelle Day
Dan Hardy
Cecily Kay
Ben Le Noury
Samuel Mackay

Holly McGarva
Jaime Misiuda
Olivia Misiuda
Bethan Simmons
Stan Toplass

Jaime Misiuda

Forward Trophy

Awarded for a combination of progress and achievement

Rebecca Horne
Hannah Mackay
Madeleine Mackay
Holly McGarva
Esther Simmons
Hannah Williams
Olivia Wright

Connor Cruickshank
Andrew De Boer
Ben Hardy
Samuel Mackay

Girls

Holly McGarva

Boys

Ben Hardy

Vardy Shield

For the swimmer who has made the greatest effort yet not achieved success in competitions

Annabelle Earpes
Amy Hardy
Ellen Roberts
Georgia Sillitoe
Elizabeth Tones
Lucy Toplass
Enid Williamson

Samuel Collins
Thomas Le Noury
Mark Lowes
Edward Roberts
Tarun Mistry
Michael Tones

Girls

Enid Williamson

Boys

Michael Tones

 

Shaw Trophy

For the swimmer who has improved most over the year
(Results at the Club Championships for 2011 and 2012)

Cecily Kay

Sanday Trophy

Swimmer’s swimmer of the year, voted for by the swimmers

Emma Horne

Burke Trophy

For the swimmer who attends the most training sessions in a year

Elizabeth Mulligan

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