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Awards Night Recap

Published Fri 16 Oct 2020

Awards night was a huge success and whilst we ran it online and did things a little differently in 2020. It was our chance to pause and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the South Australian hockey community, both on and off the field.

We got a chance to celebrate history and celebrate our modern-day heroes. Which is more important in 2020 than any other year when you consider everything we have endured to get back out on the field around the state.

A special thank you to the players, coaches, officials and most notably volunteers for their contribution to the sport across South Australia in 2020. The loyalty and commitment to playing, coaching or officiating will be even more important over the coming years as all community sport seeks to recover. To all of our Club & Association volunteers who have done the heavy lifting around the grounds, our community owes it to your hard work for the successful season.

Congratulations to all those players, officials, coaches and administrators who won the awards below.

Award name


Margaret Baker Most Promising Umpire

Jesse Isaac

Evelyn Tazewell Outstanding Umpire Service to Women’s Hockey

Jackie Lewis Gray

Reg Moyse Outstanding Umpire Service to Men’s Hockey

Ben Sutherland

Henry Brown Service to Umpiring

Co-Winner Gary Belder

Henry Brown Service to Umpiring

Co-Winner Gary Szkolic

Margaret McKenzie Metro Coach of the Year (PLW)

Minnie Gobolos

Female Rising Star of the Year

Emma de Broughe

Male Rising Star of the Year

Angus Fry

Premier League Women’s Highest Goal Scorer

Miki Spano, Adelaide Hockey Club, 27 goals

Premier League Men’s Highest Goal Scorer

Brodie Gleeson, Adelaide Hockey Club, 22 goals

Premier League Women's Best & Fairest

Miki Spano, Adelaide Hockey Club

Premier League Men's Best & Fairest

Scott Germain, Port Adelaide District Hockey Club

Outstanding Service to Hockey

Roy Dedman

Volunteer of the Year

Danni Casey, Barossa Valley Hockey Association

Regional Association of the Year

Riverland Hockey Association

Club of the Year

Seacliff Hockey Club

It is a small gesture of our appreciation of the role you play in our great sport. A Special thank you also to those clubs who ran their own awards night’s in unison with Hockey South Australia which looked to create a great club atmosphere.

Best of luck to all the clubs, players, coaches and officials who will take to the field this coming weekend in Adelaide. May the best teams win!

Premier League Team of the Year