The Riverina Rhinos have capped off a successful season with a well-attended presentation night on Saturday at Southside Leagues Club.
The second season in the Capital Football NPL was quite successful for the club at large with two of the younger age groups, the under 13s and 18s, picking up their respective premierships.
The under 13s picked up their trophy after a back and forth clash with Belconnen United. After scoring first, the Rhinos and United went into the halftime break level at 1-1 before Mohammad Jawad scored his second of the game to see the Rhinos take the cup with a 2-1 victory.
For the under 18s they took on Belconnen, and it was an inspired performance from Nick Capaldi, which included a penalty save, which kept his side in it in the first half before Jordan Serena came off the bench and scored the goal which made the difference.
It was also an improved season for the first graders as they showed the Canberra footballing community that they shouldn’t be taken lightly. The highlight of the season would be their 1-0 victory over powerhouse Canberra Olympic thanks to a goal from Samuel Scarfone who had been on the field for just 90 seconds.
Clubperson of the Year – Andrew McLean
Player of the Year- Dean Armanini
Player’s Player – Dean Armanini
Most Consistent – Reuben Donadel
Coaches Award – Beth Huxley
Player of the Year – James Cheers
Player’s Player – James Cheers
Most Consistent – Jordan Jasnos
Coaches Award – Ryan Zanatta
Player of the Year – Darian LeCornu
Player’s Player – Ryan Halden
Most Consistent – Frank Pirrotina
Coaches Award – Jonathan Codemo
Player of the Year – Samuel Scarfone
Player’s Player – Nicholas Capaldi
Most Consistent – Dean Catanzariti
Coaches Award – Alex Mulrooney Castellano
Player of the Year – Artur Rattel
Player’s Player – Joe Preece
Most Consistent – Jacob Donadel
Coaches Award – Nathan Battocchio