Unlike the previous season, the VAFA made it a long way through Season 2021 before the global pandemic once again led to a premature end to proceedings.
Just because the season wasn't completed doesn't mean that the Monash Blues didn't have plenty to celebrate in 2021!
Let's start at the end... our Men's and Women's Senior teams both produced their section's Best & Fairest winners...
Our congratulations to Mac (pictured) and Ainslee (pictured) on these wonderful achievements.
Our Senior Men's team, who were sitting a match clear on top of the ladder with a 10-1 record when the season ceased, had five players selected to Premier C Men's 2021 Team of the Year and supplied the Coach of the Year. Well done to Jake Meade, Joe Cosgriff, Nick Argento, Mac Cameron and Daniel Easson on making the 22 and also to our Coach, Mark Passador.
VAFA's Women's competitions made it through to Semi-Finals but COVID lockdowns meant no further Finals were completed. Our Senior Women's team, with five-year Coach Ian Mills at the helm, ended their truncated season in fifth spot with a 4-6 record, missing out on a finals berth by one win and a small percentage difference. We still had two players selected to Premier B Women's 2021 Team of the Year... well done Ainslee Elliott and Ella Stephenson (who was selected as the TOTY's Vice Captain).
A quick look at our other sides...
Our congratulations and thanks to all of the Club's coaches, staff, volunteers, sponsors and players who got us through season 2021, a year we won't forget!
A few players reached personal milestones in Season 2021. Our thanks and congrats to each of the following:
...and, creating history, the first Monash Blues' Women to reach the 50 game milestone!