It was another big night at the Savoy Soccer Club last Saturday when this season's champion club held their presentation night to a packed house and one that popular player and hot favourite Carlo Librino dominated the major awards in his debut season with the Green and Whites.
The former BOSA player and Savoy’s ace recruit never let down coach Vincent DeGioia and his team and topped his brilliant soccer season by winning the Best and Fairest in a dashing and runaway display that probably broke club records when he polled a high 63 votes with Ben Higginbottom being runner up on 35 and Darren Clinton being next best on 31.
The Savoy midfielder was also awarded the Joseph Amato Perpetual Players Player award that was newly introduced last year commemorating the late Savoy club player captain and coach and was Savoy’s mentor in the club’s last premiership win just four seasons ago, with consistent defender Rhys Gillet being the inaugural winner.
In the Reserves count it was Riley Talbot who narrowly won the Best and Fairest medal with 31 votes edging out forward Dan Murphy who polled 30 with the duo playing key roles in John Smith coached team’s great season.
The club's top goal scoring trophies went to Egide Sabimana who kicked 12 goals with runner up being Leonard Habonimana, while in the Reserves it was Graeme Swann that topped the scoring with six.
Other awards went to Tyler Kanaris who won the Reserves Players Player and who polled extremely well in the Reserves medal count where he was one of three players on 27 in a three-way tie for third.
Last Saturday night’s presentation evening capped off a super soccer season for the Savoy Soccer Club in what can only be describe as memorable featuring a home championship win on an outstanding and well-prepared afternoon.
The club now looks to next year where the 69-year-old Savoy organisation leaves its 62-year-old Savoy Park for the city’s sporting hub to play Second Division soccer before celebrating its mid-year 70th anniversary.