Chris Mangoni has etched his name in club history winning the William 'Bill' Groves Club Championship Award for 2016 with Michael Barnes and Jaryd Robertson joint runners up. Michael also added the Goal Kicking Award with 43 goals and Jaryd added the Most Valuable Player Award to his trophy cabinet.
The E.J. 'Ted' Turner Memorial Trophy - Most Courageous Player Award was won by Dan Garside and his brother Tom claimed the Doug Patterson Perpetual Trophy Best Team Player Award.
The Michael Hecker Trophy - Most Consistent Player Award was won by James Tyquin with Ben Nicoll claiming the Most Improved trophy, Ben Dance winning Best First Year Player, Brett Denton the Coaches Award and Captain Simon Richards securing Best Finals Player.
In the Reserves, it was Back-to-Back Best and Fairest Awards for Dale Foley with Ben Nicoll winning the Runners Up trophy. Most Consistent Award went to Lewis Stutterd, Most Improved John Dawes, Best Team Player John Patounas, Coaches Award Luke Terrell, Leading Goal Kicker with 43 goals Matt Caia and Best Finals Player Award went to Trent Pastura.
In the Thirds, Joel Stewart won the Best and Fairest, Liam Bell was Runner Up, Most Versatile Shannon Emmerton, Coaches Award Cory Michaud and Best Team Player Award went to Dale McArthur.
Under 19 Division 2 awards went to Kieran Arthur Best and Fairest, Reagan Maddaford Runner Up and Golden Fist for Best Defender, 3rd in the Best & Fairest was Zac Calvez, Most Courageous Sam Barca, Coaches Award Lachlan Wigney and Leading Goal Kicker with 28 goals was Lachlan Palfrey.
Under 19 Division 5 awards went to Joel Saunders Best and Fairest, Dane Heverin Runner Up, 3rd Best and Fairest William Sedgwick, Most Improved Alex Browne, Best Finals Player Thomas La Cava, the Coach's Award to Jake Goodchild and the Spirit of SBMT Award went to Cameron Clark.
The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Anstey as the new Senior Coach of the club along with new Assistants Luke Wintle, Anthony Scafidi and Peter Laspatzis who will also take on the Development Coaching role.
Sam is well known to club having played for us from 2006 and 2011 and contributing greatly to our Triple Premiership victories in 2006 / 2007 & 2008 when current 2016 Western Bulldogs Premiership Coach was coaching the Tigers and was Club Champion in 2006 and a joint winner with Luke Wintle in 2008. In 2006 Sam also won the Michael Hecker Memorial Most Consistent Trophy and was a VAFA state rep in 2007 / 2008 and was named in the VAFA Team of the Year in 2007. Sam was one of the club's Assistant Coaches in 2009 / 2010.
Sam played for Collingwood VFL in 2000, Port Melbourne 2001 - 2003 and Frankston 2004 - 2005 before he moved to the Tigers. He transferred to Mordialloc in 2012 as a player before taking on the Coaching role there in 2013 through to 2015. Mordialloc played in 3 Grand Finals during those years and enjoyed Premiership success in 2014. In 2015 he won the prestigious AFL Victoria Community Football's Senior Coach of the Year Gerald Fitzgerald Award.
Luke Wintle is also no stranger to the Tigers having played 301 Senior and Under 19 games for the club and was Captain of the Seniors for 8 seasons, 2001 till 2008, also recording 3 Premierships for the club.
Luke won swags of awards along the way including Club Champion Awards in 2001 and jointly with Sam in 2008, the Michael Hecker Memorial Most Consistent Trophy VAFA C Section Team of the Year and Captain in 2001, VAFA State Representative in 2002, the Doug Patterson Best Team Player in 2004, the VAFA Ian Cordner Grand Final Medal in 2007. In 2008 Luke won the Michael Hecker Most Consistent Trophy, the VAFA Jock Nelson Grand Final Medal and was a VAFA State Representative against the EFL in the Bushfire Appeal Match.
Luke was made a Life Member in 2009, in 2010 was in the VAFA State Representative side against AFL Sydney and was VAFA State Captain in 2011 against Vic Country. Luke also won the Best Finals Player Award in that year.
Anthony Scafidi is another former Tiger having played in the 3 Senior Premierships in 2006 / 2007 & 2008. Anthony played for Edi-Asp and won his first Premiership medal at that club in 2000 before moving to Port Melbourne in 2001 -2002 then returning to Edi-Asp. In 2006 he transferred to the Tigers to play with his brother Andrew and played 130 games before joining Mordialloc, again to play with his brother in 2012. Anthony tasted Premiership success at Mordialloc in 2014. At the Tigers Anthony won the E. J. Turner Memorial Most Courageous Trophy in 2006 and Best Team Player Award in 2009. Anthony was Vice Captain in 2009 and 2010.
Our new to the club Assistant Coach is Peter (Lippa) Laspatzis who will also take on our Development Team Coaching position in 2017. Peter commenced playing for Mordialloc around 1997 before moving to NSW and being appointed Captain Coach of Penrith Rams AFL team in 2003. When he returned to Victoria it was back to Mordialloc and after many years took on the Reserves Coaching position from 2010 till 2015 winning a Premiership in 2014. Peter has been given a great wrap from both Sam and Anthony so please introduce yourself to him when you're next down at the club, be it pre-season training or when the practice matches commence.
The club wishes to thank our 2016 Senior Coach Steve Ryan and Assistant Adam Acreman for their efforts in lifting the team from third in 2015 to Runners Up in 2016, earning promotion back to Premier A for 2017. This is a fantastic achievement and will be properly recorded in the club's Annual Report. The club also wishes to thank our Assistant and Development Coach Steve D'Andrea for his efforts. With a constantly changing team week in and week out Steve took the guys to third in 2016 and were Runners Up in 2015. Prior to that Steve Coached the Under 19s to a memorable Premiership against Flag Favourites Old Xavs in 2013 and has spent 14 years coaching the Tigers.
The Club wishes to sincerely thank our 2016 Senior Coach Steve Ryan and Assistant Adam Acreman for their efforts in lifting the senior team from third in 2015 to Runners Up in 2016, earning promotion back to Premier A for 2017. This is a fantastic achievement that realised our goal for 2016. The club also wishes to thank our Assistant and Development Coach Steve DÃ¢ÂÂAndrea for his efforts. With a constantly changing team week in and week out Steve took the guys to third in 2016 and were Runners Up in 2015. Prior to that Steve Coached the Under 19Ã¢ÂÂs to a memorable Premiership against Old Xavs in 2013. Steve has spent 14 years coaching the Tigers. Gents, you efforts are very much appreciated.