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The Rex Ablett Award is a perpetual trophy named in honour of Rex Ablett, who served two stints as president of the juniors and who was also a prominent coach and committee member over many years, especially in the early years following the amalgamation of the Heathmont and Heatherdale clubs. The Rex Ablett Award is presented to the junior “Coach of the Year”. Nominations for the award are provided to the Junior Committee by the Director of Football and Football Operations Manager based on criteria including the following: ● Demonstrated coaching skills and knowledge ● Application, dedication and enthusiasm towards all facets of coaching including game day and training sessions ● Demonstrated self development/improvement ● Demonstration of the Club’s trademark coaching behaviours and coaching philosophy

Ken Lane Award

The Club Person of the Year Award– the Ken Lane Award- is presented annually to a person who has made a significant contribution to the club in the previous twelve-month period or beyond. This can be a player, coach, committee member or supporter. The award is named after Ken Lane who was heavily involved in Junior Football primarily with Heathmont and Heatherdale Junior Football clubs, Ken epitomised what it means to be a club person as he was always willing to help in any way, be it on the committee, coaching, or generally helping out around the club. The award is determined by the Club Committee on the basis of any nominations provided to it.

Team Manager of the Year Award

This award celebrates the input of our team managers in the successful running of our teams. It is presented annually to a team manager that demonstrates a significant contribution to their team and club. The criteria includes● Organisation skills ● Communication ● Team support of club events ● Charity partner event support ● Tenure.  Nominations for the award are supplied by the Team Manager Coordinator and ratified by the Junior Executive Committee.

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