Medibank Healthy Attitude Awards
Winners Presented Awards At SFC Luncheon
The Medibank Healthy Attitude Awards is now in its second year and recognises players in the Subiaco District Junior Football League who demonstrate a positive attitude towards football. During August, all Subiaco Junior District Football Clubs are invited to nominate a player who they believed had excelled far beyond what was expected.
All nominations received were then judged against the following criteria:
- Positive attitude the player has towards the game
- Commitment to their football club
- Positive behaviour the player has demonstrated that deserves to be recognised; and
- Enthusiasm the player has for the sport
Three worthy players were chosen this year as winners of the Medibank Healthy Attitude Awards.
Each of these players received a Medibank Healthy Attitude Certificate as well as a prize pack and a $100 EFTPOS Gift Card from Medibank. Each player also won a $400 EFTPOS Gift Card for their Junior Football Club.
Three Winners were presented by District Manager Ben Haywood
Jacob Hristianopoulos - from the Karrinyup Saints Junior Football Club.
Jacob was nominated for the award because he has developed into the ultimate team player and contributor. Jacob loves to compete but always keeps an eye out for his friends/team mates. Every Sunday morning, Jacob helps set up all of the footy fields with his coach and then moves into the canteen and assists in stocking the drinks into the fridge. He also assists in selling cushions at Patersons Stadium to help his club to raise funds. Jacob accepted his award along with Lyndon Smith of the Karrinyup Saints Junior Football Club who accepted the Club’s prize.
Thomas Manera - from the Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club.
Tom was nominated for the award because his attitude to the game of football is one that demonstrates a persistence to improve through dedication and hard work. This year he has taken on bigger, more skilled opponents and beat them with his fitness, strong man on man intensity and commitment to doing the things which benefit the team. His second and third efforts to get the hard ball often cause turnovers and allow others into the game. Tom loves the game, being with his mates and is a very well liked and respected young man, who cares for others. Tom accepted his award along with Steve Dickson of the Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club who accepted the Club’s prize.
Luke Meadows - from the Kingsley Junior Football Club.
Luke, who has played a total of 143 games for the Kingsley Junior Football Club, is in his final year of Junior Football and is a leader amongst his peers. Prior to the commencement of the 2011 season, Luke approached his football club and put up his hand for a coaching role so that he could put back into the sport. Luke, along with one of his team mates, was appointed to coach the Year 3 Cheetahs Auskick team. He has received high recognition from the players he has coached, their parents and the from his fellow coaches, with many commenting on the positive manner in which he instructs his team and provides constant encouragement. Luke accepted his award along with Mark Savigni of the Kingsley Junior Football Club who accepted the Club’s prize.
The large crowd present at the Subiaco v East Fremantle pre-match President's Luncheon gave all three a a rousing reception when collecting their 2011 Medibank Healthy Attitude Awards. Ben Haywood thanked Medibank, the match day sponsor, for their support of the Subiaco Football Club and Junior District Football.