1997 South Australia Best and Fairest Soccer Awards

written by Peter Georgaras

The Annual Living Health Awards nights was held on Wednesday 17-Sep-1996, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Living Health Premier League Player of the Year

Top 10 placegetters

G. Kollias Olympians 26
P. Simmons Adelaide Blue Eagles 17
A. Lekkas Salisbury 17
A. Thomson Raiders 16
T. Scalzi Campbelltown 15
G. Mills West Torrens Birkalla 15
A. Gianitto Adelaide Blue Eagles 13
S. Barbaro West Torrens Birkalla 13
D. Godley Salisbury 12
L. Campbell West Torrens Birkalla 12

George Kollias wins the Sergio Melta Medal
in recognition as Living Health Premier League Player of the Year

S.A. State League Player of the Year

Top 3 placegetters

L. VatsilasPort Pirie City30
R. PiotrowskiCroydon22
S. CookElizabeth17
Lemmy Vatsilas wins the Bob Telfer Medal
in recognition as State League Player of the Year. (for the second year in a row!)

Under 23 League

U/23 Premier League - Charlie Caruso TrophyE. DemourtzidisSASI
U/23 State League - Len Alagich TrophyP. ParisSeaford

Youth League

Youth League - Premier League - John Francis TrophyA. GiancasproPort Adelaide Lion
Youth League - State League - Rab Jones TrophyK. EconomouPlympton

Coach of the Year

Charlie Villani
West Torrens Birkalla

Referee of the Year

Barry Panella

Young Referee of the Year

Craig Zetter

Leading Goalscorer "Golden Boot Award"

Luis Rodrigues

Alex Hastings Medal
(Player of the Match in the Premier League Grand Final)

Billy Karapetis

Guillo Bailetti Medal
(Player of the Match in the State League Grand Final)

Alan Paice Jnr.
Cumberland Utd.