Awards

Melbourne University Women’s Football Club is a proud leader in the field of coaching and player excellence. Every year our players, coaches and volunteers collect an astounding number of awards for their efforts both on and off the football field.

Melbourne University Football Club Life Membership

2005 Lucinda Puls
2006 Bronwyn McGorlick, Penelope Green
2007 Chyloe Kurdas
2010 Jess Egan
2014 Kate Francis
2016 Neil Barker
2017 Laura Kane, Bridget Barker

Mary Cenacchi Best Club Person

It is only thanks to the tireless work of volunteers that MUWFC can continue to lead the way in women's football. The Mary Chenacci Best Club Person award recognises these people. Mary was the first president of MUWFC (1997-1998) and the award aims to recognise an individual who captures the same selfless, club-orientated qualities Mary displayed in the formative years of the Club.

2000 Bronwyn McGorlick
2001 Natalie Wood
2002 Chyloe Kurdas
2003 Bianca Sharp
2004 John Stewart
2005 Jess Egan
2006 Bronwyn Richardson
2007 Joanne Silcock
2008 Adam Rieusset
2009 Charmaine Calleja, Jess Egan
2010 Erika Henwood
2011 Kristy Dea
2012 Laura J Kelly
2013 Bronwyn McGorlick
2014 Aaron King
2015 Jessica Fewster
2016 Steph Kierce
2017 Emma Kearney
2018 Maddie Sheedy
2019 Marinella Salafia

Penelope Green Volunteer Award

‪The 38th woman to represent the MUWFC, Penny was a selfless contributor to the Club, a member of the Club’s first ever finals team and the captain of the inaugural 3rd team in 2003. She pulled on the black and blue in 124 games from 1998 to 2006. In addition to her lengthy playing career, Penny also fulfilled almost every voluntary position possible. She brought her intellect, critical thinking and attention to detail to every one of her roles, and had a significant impact on the Club’s foundation and sustainability.

Penny was awarded a Life Membership to MUWFC in 2006 and this award was announced in 2018, for implementation in the 2019 season. Sadly, Penny passed in November 2018 after a long battle with illness. This award remembers Penny, rewards her significant contribution to the club and the legacy she left behind.

2019 Kristi Jenkins

Senior Best and Fairest Winner

In 2017 the club made the decision to name the Senior Best and Fairest Winner after club legend, Michelle Dench. Michelle holds an impressive football resume, as follows:

- MUWFC heritage #135 (135th player to pull on the black and blue)
- 111 games
- Club Captain 2006 - 2008
- Division 1 B&F 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008
- Division 1 Premiership player 2002, 2003, 2005
- Victorian representative 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 (captain)
- All Australian 2003, 2005, 2006

1997 Lucinda Pulls
1998 Clea Smith
1999 Elizabeth Skinner
2000 Natalie Wood
2001 Natalie Wood
2002 Michelle Dench
2003 Sarah Hammond
2004 Jess Egan
2005 Michelle Dench
2006 Michelle Dench
2007 Jane Clifton
2008 Michelle Dench
2009 Natalie Wood
2010 Alicia Eva
2011 Emma Kearney
2012 Emma Kearney
2013 Emma Kearney
2014 Emma Kearney
2015 Kaitlyn Ashmore
2016 Emma Kearney
2017 Michelle Dench Medal - Alicia Eva 
2018 Michelle Dench Medal - Ash Riddell
2019 Michelle Dench Medal - Kate Gillespie-Jones

Club Captains

2001 Chyloe Kurdas
2002 Lucinda Pulls
2003 Lucinda Pulls
2004 Chyloe Kurdas
2005 Chyloe Kurdas
2006 Michelle Dench
2007 Michelle Dench
2008 Michelle Dench
2009 Kristen Douglas
2010 Kylie Byrne
2011 Emma Phillips
2012 Alicia Eva, Emma Phillips
2013 Alicia Eva
2014 Emma Kearney
2015 Emma Kearney
2016 Emma Kearney, Ellie Blackburn, Alicia Eva, Bec Goring, Maddie Keryk, Elyce Hay, Cat O'Brien
2017 Emma Kearney, Ellie Blackburn
2018 Ash Riddell
2019 Emma Kearney

Club Presidents

1997 Mary Cenacchi
1998 Mary Cenacchi
1999 Tanya Baker
2000 Tanya Baker
2001 Tanya Baker
2002 Bron McGorlick
2003 Bron McGorlick
2004 Karen Stewart
2005 Bron McGorlick
2006 Bron McGorlick
2007 Bron McGorlick
2008 Bron McGorlick
2009 Nicole Cooper
2010 Nicole Cooper
2011 Jess Egan
2012 Bron McGorlick
2013 Bron McGorlick
2014 Lauren Byrnes
2015 Laura Kane
2016 Laura Kane
2017 Laura Kane
2018 Laura Kane
2019 Laura Kane