Annual Awards Dinner

Posted by Kellie Jones on May 31, 2019

We had a fabulous evening at the Hovell Tree Inn last night for our combined Brave Hearts on the Murray Inc, Silver Heart Award and the Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Club’s Award Presentation Night! A huge Congratulations to the following members on their fantastic achievements for the 2018/2019 Season:

Volunteer of the Year – Tony and Michell Purtell
Rookie of the Year – Riley Purtell
Rising Star Award – Ian Moreland
Premier Paddler of the Year – Narelle Jones
Senior Paddler of the Year – Linda Knight
Fitness Coach’s Award – Carolyn O’Connell
Club Captain’s Award – Maxine Reid
Coordinator’s Award of Excellence- Julie Bowater
Club Member of the year (sponsored by JPX2) – Julie Walker
Silver Heart Award – Julie Bowater


Thankyou to the following volunteers who were acknowledged with a certificate of appreciation for their tireless efforts throughout the year: Meta Hansen, Leonie Brown, Terry Deans, Kevin and Chris Gabriel, Claire Boyd, Sue Vandeven, Michelle and Tony Purtell and Frank Laverty.

Nine Juniors who competed in the U18s Victorian State Team team at the Aus Champs were each presented with a High Achievers Trophy: Charlotte, Ella V, Matt, Ella J, Riley, Georgia, Tahlia, Jim and Eve.

Charlotte and Ella also presented Jeremy with a small gift of their appreciation for all of the hard work and support he showed the juniors during the season.

BHMINC also acknowledged Riley and Georgia Purtell for their help all year with Leisure Cruise every Sunday.

Rowan Drummond received the “Iron Man” award for the first member of BH’s to ever break a paddle at training during a start phase.

And a big thankyou to Luigi for entertaining us all with his insights into dragon boating for a first time paddler.

In closing the evening’s formalities Diane thanked our Head Coach Mike on behalf of the BH members for his continued leadership, encouragement and support.

Thank you to the Hovell Tree Inn for their fantastic hospitality, service and kind donation of two lucky seat prizes of two vouchers valued at $150 each.
Also a very big thank you to JPX2, for generously sponsoring the Club Member of the Year trophy.

A great night to finish off a fantastic season!