Moorabbin Rams first grade blind side flanker, Anderson Varoy has claimed top honour at the Moorabbin Rams awards ceremony.
Varoy was awarded the most valuable player in first grade after a memorable season with the Rams, which includes making the preliminary final in the Dewar Shield after a six year absence, and also claiming the prestigious Jack McDavitt medal against Box Hill.
"I feel very humbled, very grateful and very blessed, " Varoy said.
“I am just very grateful to be a part of a great club that respects me.
“It’s special (claiming the mvp and the Jack McDavitt medal) for me personally, but I guess ultimately you want to win the ultimate goal of a Dewar Shield and as a team that always comes first in winning a championship.” he said.
Despite the individual awards Varoy has received this season, he insists that his main goal was to just to go out on the field and give it his all.
“No I never expect to win these awards, I always try my hardest and always try to play my best and as long as we win that’s my ultimate goal, every saturday is just to win and every other award that I can earn is a bonus,” he said.
In second grade, David Christoffelsz claimed two awards one for becoming the most valuable player as well as scalping the players player award.
“ I feel pretty humbled, pretty blessed, and happy that I get to do what I love and the awards just show just how much I love what I do,” Christoffelsz said.
“ I don’t do it for the awards, I do it for the love of the game, the sport, the under 16’s and all the folks that play rugby, I do it for them.”
While claiming the players player award, Christoffelsz says it wasn't necessary about his performance but the team's efforts this campaign.
“ It came as a little shock (claiming the players player award),” Christoffelsz said.
“I really enjoyed playing with the boys and we’ve managed to work off each other so I think sometimes in this situation it was a real team effort and when you get an award like that it’s the team around you that gets you those awards.” he said.
After spending a year in Japan to play rugby, Christoffelsz return to the Rams could not have gone any better this season as he claimed the top award in second grade.
“I am pretty pleased,” he said.
“It’s been a while since I played for the club, so to come back and get an MVP and put my heart and soul on the line for this club is something really really good,” he said.
“I try to put all my effort into each game I play and do the best to my abilities what I can do and control what I can control.” he said.
Updated 04:44 - 30 Aug 2018 by Fraser Stewart