The Streetsmarts Gold Coast SUNS Academy has wrapped up its 2023 campaign with its annual Awards Night at Heritage Bank Stadium.
Celebrating the achievements and progressions of the Academy’s players throughout 2023, awards were presented to members of U16 and U18 Boys and Girls squads, as well as its North Queensland regions.
“It’s fantastic to recognise the outstanding achievements of players in our Academy and a chance to reflect on what’s been a tremendous year for the Gold Coast SUNS Academy,” Academy Manager Kath Newman said.
“As an Academy we have recorded strong on-field results, numerous players have earned representative honours and even more have taken big steps forward in their development as young footballers.
“We’re excited about what’s to come in 2024 and beyond.”
Queensland Under 18 representatives Alannah Welsh, Havana Harris, Sunny Lappin, Tara Harrington, Charlotte Adamson and Kiara Bischa were among the award winners while 15-year-old Ava Usher received awards in both Under 16 and Under 18 age groups.
Five of the SUNS Allies Under 18 Boys squad also received awards in Nick Williams, Jed Walter, Ethan Read, Jake Rogers and Will Graham.
Streetsmarts Gold Coast SUNS Academy 2023 Award Winners
Under 18 Girls
Streetsmarts MVP: Havana Harris
MVP Runner-Up: Tara Harrington
Eximm Sport Most Professional: Charlotte Adamson
Players’ Player: Kiara Bischa
Outstanding Emerging Talent: Ava Usher
Under 18 Boys
Streetsmarts MVP: Nick Williams
MVP Runner-Up: Jed Walter
Most Professional: Ethan Read
Players’ Player: Jake Rogers
Sherpa: Will Graham
Under 16 Girls
Streetsmarts MVP: Alannah Welsh
MVP Runner-Up: Ava Usher
Eximm Sport Most Professional: Sunny Lappin
Players’ Player: Bronte Parker
Outstanding Emerging Talent: Lily-Ann Ryder
Under 16 Boys
Streetsmarts MVP: Beau Adinsall
MVP Runner-Up: Zeke Uwland
Most Professional: Zac Eckersley
Players’ Player: Beau Adinsall
Sherpa: Matthew Hoy
Cairns Player of the Year: Heidi Talbot
Townsville Player of the Year: Neive Ryan
Mackay Player of the Year: Eva Hooper
Capricornia Player of the Year: Ty Fitzgerald