2019 VAFA Media Awards Shortlist

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VAFA Media is pleased to announce the shortlisted nominations for the 2019 VAFA Media Awards.

Eight awards will be presented on the day; including, the VAFA Media Personality of the Year Award which we are proud to reveal has recently been named after VAFA radio stalwart Ken Petrucco.

Ken, who was inducted as a Life Member of the Association in 2018, called over 500 VAFA matches with 96.5 Inner FM as the voice of our Association for more than 20 years.

All shortlisted nominees will soon receive an invitation to the VAFA Media Awards Luncheon which will be held Thursday 12 December at Elsternwick Park.

VAFA Media thanks all those who nominated, and we encourage those who have missed out on making the shortlist to nominate again next year.

BEST PHOTOGRAPH (ACTION)

  • Peter Harrison (Fitzroy) – Marcel Laid Back
  • Ellie Mitsch (Fitzroy) – The Smiling Assassin
  • John Thompson (Old Trinity) – Balancing Act
  • Anthony Pearce (Peninsula OB) – Pirates Pure Elation
  • Jim Wilson (MHSOB) – No Ladder Needed
  • Mike Viney (Marcellin) – Hang Time
  • Phil Skeggs (Ivanhoe) – Skins vs Hoers
  • Graeme Diggle (Caulfield Grammarians) – Touchdown
  • Graeme Diggle (Caulfield Grammarians) – Commitment to the Mark
  • Michael Iacobaccio (Brunswick FC) – Beast Mode in the Rain

BEST PHOTOGRAPH (CHARACTER OF THE GAME)

  • Tim Ingram (West Brunswick) – Through the Guard
  • Leo Dalton (Ormond) – A Captain’s Eye
  • Phyllis Queally (Fitzroy) – Oh, the tension!
  • Phyllis Queally (Fitzroy) – Respect
  • Phyllis Queally (Fitzroy) – The VAFA Spirit
  • Peter Caswell (Beaumaris) – Bluey gets animated
  • Peter Caswell (Beaumaris) – U8 boys join seniors
  • Jim Wilson (MHSOB) – Love of the jumper
  • Jim Wilson (MHSOB) – Mud Mask
  • Callum O’Connor (RMIT) – Mum & Support Crew
  • Graeme Diggle (Caulfield Grammarians) – Fields of Support
  • Jennifer Tobin (St Bernard’s) – Snakepit Shuffle

BEST USE OF DIGITAL MEDIA (FEATURE)

  • Can anybody find me somebody to play for Box Hill North (Box Hill North)
  • Tuck Shop Trials (West Brunswick)
  • Poncast Special – Sugar Ray (Uni Blues)
  • Alex McLeod Interview (St Bernard’s)
  • Beauy Girls Make a Stand ‘Towards Zero’ – (Beaumaris)

BEST USE OF DIGITAL MEDIA (SERIES)

  • The Benchwarmer Report (Old Brighton)
  • Dee TV (MCC FC)
  • Uni Blues Poncast (Uni Blues)
  • Humans of CY’s (Williamstown CYMS)
  • Tiger TV (SBMT)

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Elsternwick AFC Socials
  • Old Brighton FC Socials
  • Floating Flanas (Caulfield Grammarians)
  • Roamin’ Lynchy (Williamstown CYMS)
  • Demak Coaches Corner (Aquinas)
  • DLSOCFC Women’s Instagram (De La Salle)
  • Chuck Norris (Old Mentonians)

BEST ONLINE NEWS STORY

  • Callum O’Connor (RMIT) – Culture
  • Kate Nolan & Gabrielle Murphy (Fitzroy) – Girls take lead in another historic moment for footy in Fitzroy
  • Marshall Toohey (Fitzroy) – A win for the true believers
  • Peter Caswell (Beaumaris) – Celebrating Matt Petering’s 200th
  • Phil Skeggs (Ivanhoe) – Ivies star helps Cambodian footy bloom

BEST ONLINE FEATURE STORY

  • Conor Ryan (Aquinas) – Son of Bloods Gun Realises AFL Dream
  • Darren Dawson (Williamstown CYMS) – A Great Reaches 200
  • Marshall Toohey (Fitzroy) – Bill & Ted’s excellent adventure
  • Gabrielle Murphy (Fitzroy) – Because it’s so hard to say goodbye
  • Phil Skeggs (Ivanhoe) – Tall tales but true from the ’69ers reunion
  • Callum O’Connor (RMIT) – The First Match
  • Prahran Assumption – Freba first female to win Neale Daniher Medal

For any further information please contact Mikala Sykes [email protected] of Nick Armistead [email protected]