The 2018 St George Football Association (SGFA) Gold Medal winner is Hassan Chebli.

Hassan was awarded the Associations highest honour at a gala evening held at The Grand Roxy last Friday evening, 14 September.

The evening was hosted by SBS TV Chief Football Host, Lucy Zelic and got off to a fantastic start thanks to comedian Rob Shehadie, who was a huge hit with the crowd.  It was a fantastic evening which provided a chance to thank and reward Club volunteers, coaches, players and referees across the district.

SGFA were honoured to have Federal MPs David Coleman (Banks), Linda Burney (Barton) as well as Mayor of Bayside Council, Bill Saravinovski, and Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene, along with current Matilda and Sydney FC W-League player Chloe Logarzo and Sydney FC A-League players Brandon O’Neill and Josh Brilliante.

SGFA would also like to make special thanks to Chris Gardiner, Football NSW Director, Andrew Head from Deploy Football and the players and coaches from the Associations NPL Club, St George City FA, who attended the evening.

Gold Medal 2018 | Hassan Chebli

Hassan Chebli has been with Banksia Tigers Football Club for the past 13 years and has taken on many roles including Secretary, Treasurer and has now been Club President for the past 5 years. He has spent countless hours working on the ultimate goal of bettering the community through football.

Banksia Tigers FC, under the leadership of Hassan, has had great success and progression in recent years. On the field the Club has had its most successful season in 2018 with the 15 Boys, 17 Boys, 21 Men, All Age Men and All Age Women all winning the minor premiership and qualifying to represent the SGFA in the Football NSW Champion of Champions.

Hassan has also been a key driver in developing female football within the Club which continues to prosper and grow and has been an important member or a range of Association committees to improve football across the district.

Off the field the Club continues to promote important youth messages for its community and Hassan has made connections with the United Islamic Foundatoin and the 14 Star Children Foundation to provide better and safer environments for the youth in the community outside of football.

His hard work with government and the Association for improved facilities, has seen huge improvements to Gardiner Park including a new amenities building in 2015, upgraded lighting in 2017 and has been active in lobbying to deliver a synthetic surface at the venue, which will be completed in the near future.

Hassan is a fitting and deserving winner of the SGFA Gold Medal for 2018. His continued commitment to the community, club and local football is inspiring and on behalf of the entire St George Football community, we congratulate Hassan on this award.

2018 Award Winner

Gold Medal – Hassan Chebli

Referee of the Year – Murray Wilson

St George & Sutherland Shire Leader Golden Boot

  • Premier League Men – Michael Amed, Scots FC
  • Premier Womens League – Jessica Casamento, Dolls Point FC

Player of the Year

  • Premier League Men – Hussein Salamah, Arncliffe Aurora
  • Premier Womens League – Fatima Jaber, Banksia Tigers

Junior Competition Fair Play Award – Kogarah Waratah

Stan Moses Shield – Hurstville City Minotaurs Over 45 Team

A.S Tanner Shield – Banksia Tigers FC

W.R Dobson Trophy – Hurstville City Minotaurs

2018 Club Championship Shield – Carss Park FC

Club Person/Volunteer of the Year

Arncliffe AuroraAli “AJ” Jomaa
ASOWAlan Comrie
Banksia TigersAli Menhem
Bexley NorthJohn Papadopoulos
Carlton RoversConor Nastasi
Carss ParkCon Sotiralis
Connells Point RoversShane Chapman
Dolls PointIlee Bonner
Forest RangersCon Sorras
Glory FCSimon Spyrou
Hurstville City MinotaursErnie De Sisto
Hurstville ZFCStjepan Moskun
Kogarah WaratahDavid Fleming
Lugarno FCKristy Parmeter
Oatley RSLKarlene Jones
Peakhurst UnitedNiall Oates
Penshurst WestJason Lamont
Ramsgate RSLLuigi Castelvetere
Rockdale City RaidersMonte Taylor
Rockdale City SunsZvonko Milenkovski
Sans Souci FCJohn Salachoris
Scots FCSteven Tolevski
St George WarriorsLuc (Luciano) Benedet
Referee VolunteerRon Curry