Best and Fairest
The Ferntree Gully Football Club has produced some wonderful footballers over its 100 yr journey. From Henry Monk, Fred Lording, Thomas Poole in the beginning, to the strength of Myles Monk and Percy Beswicke at the turn of the 20th century before their careers with the Melbourne Football club .
Prior to the great war and the stellar decade of the twenty’s featuring players such as Mick Campbell, Paddy Gilchrist, The Picketts, Miles Sellars, Meredith and Max Newton.
Through the catastrophic depression of the 30’s with players such as Ted Beaumont, Wally Tew, Jim Campbell and The Round brothers.
The resurgence of the 40’s featured the likes of Don Downes, Dave Waters, Sharp, Paton and Sidebottom.
The 50’s brought class in the form of one man – Ray Priestley – recruited from Brunswick he would become a Gully Legend through this decade along with Bob Campbell, Barry Stuart, Bryan Mitchell and Bob DeCoite.
The 60’s brought back to back flags under the guidance of Billy Bragg with stars such as Johnny Milburn, Frank McGowan, Dundas, John Gordon, Jimmy Kirkpatrick. The mid 60’s brought great players in John & Peter Quinn, Ian Cameron, Hanrahan, Barker, Coleman & Piggot.
During the 70’s great locals came of age, Mastertoun, Price, Jimmy & Rob Turner, Hill, Batty, Bland, Campbell, Dockery, Feaver along with Milburn and the talented Ronnie Huy and Peter McKay.
The 80’s saw the establishment of our great facilities and with them came the likes of ‘Bluey’ McGrath, Morrow, Stephens, Coviello, Billy Mitchell, Hilton, Watson, Winters, Doherty and Johnny Colby.
Through the 90’s players such as Stephenson, Catalano, Johnson and Thomas stood out and with the turn of a new century the likes of Cassidy, Milburn, Sharp, Rawlings, Deiiso, Moore and Geonopoulos have continued the long list of great players for this Football Club. This is just a sample……
Ferntree Gully Eagles F.C. Awards;
The RAY PRIESTLEY Trophy is awarded to the senior XVIII Best and Fairest .
The JIM CAMPBELL Memorial Shield is also awarded to the Senior XVII Best & Fairest and remains in the clubrooms.
The GRAHAM THOMAS Trophy is awarded to the senior XVIII Runner Up Best & Fairest
The FRANK SHARP Memorial Trophy & Shield is Awarded to the Reserves XVIII Best & Fairest
The GRAHAM MILBURN Trophy is awarded to the Reserves Runner Up
The BRYAN MITCHELL Trophy is Awarded to the U19 Best & Fairest
The JIM TURNER Trophy is awarded to the U19 Runner Up.
The COEN HENDRICKS Memorial Trophy awarded by President to an individual for outstanding service to the club.
The MICK CAMPBELL Medal awarded to the best Finals player
Best and Fairest Winners
1921 Miles Sellers
1928 Max Newton
1935 Greg Pickett
1936 Joes Pickett
1937, 38 Teddy Beaumont
1940 Wally Tew
1958 John Gordon
1979 Gavin Feaver
1989 Darren Stephensen
1959 Clive Evans
1995 & 2001 Danny Cassidy
1965, 66, 71 John Quinn
1967, 68 Peter Quinn
1974, 77, 82 Jim Turner
1994 Mark Johnson
1976 Graham Scott
1969 Ian Cameron
1976 Terry Piggot
1993 Brendan Milburn
1981, 84 Dennis McGrath
1952, 53, 54 Ray Priestley
1988 Sean Winters
1987, 91 Wayne Doherty
1978 Peter McKay
1990 John Turner
2006, 7, 8, 9 Danny Deiesio
1998, 99, 2003 & 2005 Graham Thomas
1986 Tim Edwards
2000, 02 Andrew Sharp
Our League Best and Fairest Winners
Tim Edwards EDFL U18 B&F 3rd Division 1985
Andrew Sharp EFL Senior B&F 4th Division 2000
Ian Cameron EDFL Senior B&F 1st Division 1970
John Colby EDFL Senior B&F 3rd Division 1987
Dave Droscher EDFL U16 B&F 1966
Ray Priestly MDFA Senior B&F 1953, 54, 55
Kenny Watson EDFL U18 B&F Second Division 1983
John Quinn EDFL Senior B&F Second Division 1965, 66
Max Newton SDFA Senior B&F 1928
John Kennedy EDFL Reserves 1972
Phil Lawson EFL Reserves
League Leading Goal Kickers
1974 Steve Jones EFL 2nd Division
1976 Ronnie Huy EFL 2nd Division
1977 Ronnie Huy EFL 2nd Division
2002 Jason Quirk EFL 4th Division
Ted Beaumont holds the CLUB record for goals kicked in a game – 17.
In 1957 Alf Sharp had an opportunity to break the record against Belgrave kicking 16. Even in the dying moments of the game numerous players ignored other leads as they kicked to Alf in the hope of breaking the record but to no avail.