06-07 10 year Celebration
10th anniversary of the 2006/07 NTFL season
The 2016/17 NTFL season marks the 10th anniversary of the 2006/07 NTFL season SDFC Premier League and Under 16s Premierships. It is also the only season the SDFC has played in the Reserve Grade Grand Final but lost to Waratah.
The 2006/07 season was Michael McLean's first year as Premier League Coach. Shannon Rusca won the Premier League Nichols Medal, NT News Player of the Year and Coca Cola/ABC Player of the Year, Ashley Wedding won the Premier League leading goal kicker Dennis Dunn Trophy kicking 117 goals for the season, Kyle Archibald won the Chaney Meadal for Best on Ground in the Premier League Grand Final. Shannon played in the clubs first League Premiership in the 1997/98 season as the youngest player in the team and Captained the second in 2006/07. Two other players from the clubs first Premier League's Premiership in the 1997/98 season (Bill Feeney jnr and Gerard Atkins) returned to the Crocs to play in the clubs 2nd Premiership. Keegan Dingo, Ben Ah Mat and Matt Cannard who all played in this season are now SDFC Player Life members. Ben and Matt are now also NTFL Life members. Shane Shewring also a SDFC & NTFL Player Life Member and 97/98 Premiership player played most of the season in the Premier League but mised out the Premiership playing in the Reserve Grade Grand Final.
The Under 16s had a outstanding season going through the season undefeated in the home and away games and the finals. Two of the Under 16s players from that season (Steven May and Troy Taylor) would go on to be Drafted to the AFL, Steven May won the leading goal kicker for the Under 16s competition with 46 goals, Troy Taylor won the Russell Jeffrey Medal for BOG in the Under 16s Grand Final and Rhys Mason won the Hickman Medal for U/16s competition Best and Fairest for the season tieing with two other players from other clubs.
Brothers Shane, Andrew and Luke Hodges all played in the Reserves Grand Final which they unfortunatley lost but did the club proud. Shannon Rusca, Captain of the League Grand Final winning team had his brother Robbie (Robert who was a club champion in the League teams of the 80 and 90s) playing in the Reserves Grand Final. And Tom O'Shaughnessy who played played in the League Grand Final had his younger brother Jack playing in the under 16s Grand Final winning team.
Other club Honours can be read veiwed by clicking on the HISTORY tab.
If anyone has any photos or clips or stories from that season it would be great to share.
|League team||Reserves team||Under 16s team|
|Coach - Michael McLean||Coach - Greg Smith||Coach - Dean Skipper|
|1. Jason Rahilly||36. Luke Hodges||1. Jaxon De Santis|
|2. Kyle Archibald||37. C Miler||2. Marcus Gurruwiwi|
|3. Kingsley Whitehurst||39. Shane Hodges||3. Mathew McLinden (co Capt)|
|4. Ben Ah Mat||40. Peter Douglas||4. Troy Taylor|
|5. Mark McLean||41. Rueben Hewitt||5. Rhys Mason (co Capt)|
|6. Matt Cannard||43.||6. Dean Staunton|
|18. & 7. Shannon Rusca (Capt)||44. Patrick Ryan||8. Peter Fry|
|8. Braedon Talbot||46. Martin White||9. Rohan Streeter|
|9. Patrick Fittock||50. Ben Evans||10. Lindsay Lawler|
|11. Mark Rattley||51.||12. Curtley Reid|
|12. Shaun Mullane||53. Andrew Hodges||14. Jack O’Shaughnessy|
|13. Keegan Dingo||54. Dean Skipper||15. Liam Wolter|
|14. Tom O'Shaughnessy||56. Clint Rogan||16. Barak Sambano|
|16. Chris Kickett||57. Aaron Barnes||17. Denham Hussie|
|17. Darryl White||58. John Brewster||18. Steven May|
|19. Tom Fittock||59. Ben McCasker||19. Alwyn Anzac|
|20. Quinton Bolton||61. Matthew Harp||20. Lange Clarke|
|22. Bill Feeney Jnr||63. Shaun Wells||21. Ben Allenshaw|
|23. Ashley Wedding||64. Luke Clarke||22. Lucas Hill|
|24. Gerard Atkins||65. Greg Hayward (Capt)||23. James Beckett|
|25. Troy Parker||66. Shane Shewring||24. David Deveraux|
|26. Luke O’Toole||68. Robert Rusca||25. Brody Smith|
|26. Dwayne Abott|
|28. Lachie Miller|