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Pengelly and O’Keeffe pick up top honours at our 2022 Senior Gala Awards

Andy Pengelly and Tara O’Keeffe picked up our highest honour, the Mollee Medal at Saturday’s 2022 Lions FC Senior Gala Awards at The W Brisbane.

Following an outstanding season with three senior National Premier Leagues Queensland Premierships, we gathered as a club to celebrate and review the year that 2022 has been.

The night saw numerous awards given and received including the NPL Men, Women and U23’s squads each awarding a golden boot, most consistent and Player of the Year. These awards were also complimented with the NPL Men and Women’s Player of the Future (U18) and NPL Men and Women’s Young Player of the Year (U23).

The 2022 edition of the Lions FC Senior Gala Awards also welcomed the introduction of the NPL Men’s and NPL Women’s Players’ Player Award. The newly introduced Players’ Player award is awarded to the players top of a points tally voted by each player after every game.

With the final awards of the night, The Mollee Medal being awarded to the NPL Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year. A renamed award this season, the Mollee Medal recognises the behind-the-scenes work performed by Ben and Henk Mollee over the club’s 65-year history.

Throughout his time at the club, Henk was a former player in our foundation team in 1957 through to the 70’s and a former chairman of the board for 15 years. He also ran the Coconut Grove for many years.

Furthermore, Ben spent nine years playing for our Senior Men’s First Team, with a brief stint with the Queensland Representative Team. Ben has also been a coach for many years, most notably coached Andy Pengelly during the ages of 13 and 14. From an administrative point of view, Ben has been a board member for the last 15 years, as well as previously sitting as a Junior President.

WINNERS: 2022 Mollee Medal Winners, Tara O’Keeffe and Andy Pengelly with Henk and Ben Mollee (Image: Lions FC)
WINNERS: 2022 Mollee Medal Winners, Tara O’Keeffe and Andy Pengelly with Henk and Ben Mollee (Image: Lions FC)

Tara O’Keeffe placed first on 15 points in the Mollee Medal points tally, followed by Teagan Thompson and Elli Chapple. Andy Pengelly topped the Men’s charts on 18 points, with Joe Duckworth and Hassan Ramazanifinishing second and third respectively.

2022 Lions FC Senior Gala Awards Winners

NPL Queensland Senior Men and Women

  • Mollee Medal (NPL Women’s Player of the Season) – Tara O’Keeffe
  • Mollee Medal (NPL Men’s Player of the Season) – Andy Pengelly
  • NPL Women’s Players’ Player – Tegan Riding
  • NPL Men’s Players’ Player – Joe Duckworth
  • NPL Women’s Most Consistent – Elli Chapple
  • NPL Men’s Most Consistent – Joe Duckworth
  • NPL Women’s Golden Boot – Tegan Riding
  • NPL Men’s Golden Boot – Alex Fiechtner
  • NPL Women’s Young Player of the Year – Maddison Teakle
  • NPL Men’s Young Player of the Year – Jackson Hart-Phillips
  • NPL Women’s Player of the Future – Tia Appoo
  • NPL Men’s Player of the Future – Ivan Ozzi

NPL Queensland U23 Men and Women

  • NPL U23 Women’s Player of the Year – Emileigh Bowman
  • NPL U23 Men’s Player of the Year – Ivan Ozzi
  • NPL U23 Women’s Most Consistent – Keira Cooley
  • NPL U23 Men’s Most Consistent – Isaac Davey
  • NPL U23 Women’s Golden Boot – Scarlett Premerl
  • NPL U23 Men’s Golden Boot – Ivan Ozzi

Community Football

  • Metro 7 Men’s Player of the Year – Puma Tennakoon
  • Metro 7 Men’s Most Consistent – Juan Suso
  • Metro 7 Men’s Golden Boot – Alex Graff

Club Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year – Yvonne Starr

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