Tones of maroon and sky blue sparkled across the room as the Torrens Valley Soccer Club seniors celebrated the end of the 2013 football season at Tungkillo recently.
The inaugural’s Ramettes women’s team had a season to remember, finishing second in the Collegiate League, undefeated in 17 of 18 league games.

Proud coach Andy Bushten gave an animated 11 page speech, awarding the well-deserved Most Improved trophy to Ki Vyden and the Coaches Award to Laeni Goudas, while Edith Matheson was voted by her peers as the Player’s Player.

Jess Bushten capped off a remarkable season of 48 goals and winning the FFSA Player of the Year with the club Best and Fairest trophy.

Club legend Steve Harding was on hand to present the Senior Men’s A grade player of the year award to goalkeeper John Vyden.

Not only did Vyden win the Steve Harding Perpetual Trophy, he was awarded the Best Team Man and Player’s Player trophies for a stellar season, both from a performance and leadership perspective.

Tirryn Nankivell won the A grade Runner-up Player of the Year in his first year with the Rams and the club also welcomed back Thomas Dear who was awarded the Most Improved trophy by coach Shane ‘The Guvna’ Parker.

Speedy winger Andrew Liddemore won the Rams Reserves Players of the Year, while goalkeeper Chris Brittain added the Reserves Runner-up Player of the Year and Player’s Player trophies to his pool room.

Men’s and Women’s front of shirt sponsors Iannace Refrigerated Transport were acknowledged as well as all club officials and volunteers who contributed during the 2013 season, including event manager Matheson who solely organised the end of season dinner.

The Rams also welcomed Bruno Mendes to the club as senior men’s head coach for 2014.