The Bill Peirce Medal count is also an opportunity to recognise a number of people withing the football club for their dedication to the the club. While recognition for great exploits on the field are important, its equally important to recognise the efforts behind the scenes with some prestigious awards during the evening with some very popular winners.
Awards presented during the evening were as follows:
Club Persons of the Year - Peter Wilmot and Michelle Shepherd.
Peter joined the club this year and acted as a team manager and senior support staff and was at most training nights and matches ensuring that all playing and match day equipment was in place to support the coaches and medical staff. He helped clean the change rooms and was always on hand to lend a hand or do another job to ensure the Pies were well prepared each week.
Michelle was the Colts Team Manager and she became a key figure in the team’s success. Nothing was too much to ask of her, she was always positive and engaged. Michelle radiates her love for footy in everything she does - often backing up after the Colts games to help out with the Seniors and Reserves.
The Barry "Phantom" Johnstone Award for the player who gives over and above went to Colts player Max Webber who gave hours of his time to assist with junior coaching throughout the year.
The Russell Green Memorial Trophy for Coach of the Year went to Colts coach Reid Dobson and this was presented by Russell's son and Magpies player Matt Green.
'Dobbo' did a fantastic job leading the Colts side all the way to Grand Final day while also preparing players for a strong future in senior football.