Published by Times & Transcript - January 24, 2018 -
Metro Moncton was well represented at Football New Brunswick's awards luncheon last weekend in Saint John
Among the volunteer of the recipients were Moncton Mustangs head coach Jason Terris as well as Joel Irvine and Jaime MacLellan, both of the Greater Moncton Football Association. Terris was honoured for the adult division, Irvine for bantam and MacLellan for female.
Terris guided the Mustangs to a Maritime Football League championship last season, defeating the rival Saint John Wanderers 43-23 in the Maritime Bowl final. The victory gave the Mustangs their first league title in seven years.
Irvine has served as the GMFA president for the last two seasons. He has overseen the development of the association's atom program, has been a supporter of the junior girls team and has worked to reconnect GMFA to the Moncton women’s and men’s senior teams. Irvine has also done stints with the New Brunswick provincial programs.
MacLellan helped revive the GMFA junior girls program last season, and it got off the ground with 28 girls playing competitive football. She committed to coaching the team and recruited four other coaches, including head coach Karen Newcombe, to assist with the program.
Other Football N.B. volunteer of the year recipients were Michelle Harrison (gridiron award), Amanda Piron (flag) and Brad Tremblay (atom), all of the Capital Area Minor Football Association, and Jeramie Joudry of the Fundy Minor Football Association (peewee).
Among the winners of player awards were Moncton offensive lineman André Goguen of the Mount Allison Mounties for the U Sports New Brunswick offensive most valuable player and Moncton linebacker Bailey Feltmate of the Acadia Axemen for the U Sports New Brunswick defensive MVP.
Jacob Johnson of the Moncton Raiders was chosen the province's under-14 offensive MVP. Johnson was also GMFA's under-14 offensive MVP while Mulu Morrison earned defensive MVP honours.
The GMFA under-16 offensive MVP was Jamie Gallant and its defensive MVP was Ethan Downing.
The Miramichi under-14 MVPs were Alex Daigle on offence and Courtney MacKay on defence.
Darcy Barker of Fundy was honoured with 25-year lifetime service recognition. Receiving 15-year long time service recognition were Tracy Barker, Steve Corscadden, Lisa Harlow and Leo Richard, all of Fundy, and Michele Coleman of Capital Area.