The Jason Dagan Memorial Shield is a special award within Country United that recognises a player not necessarily for their outstanding achievement but for their encouragement and devotion to the game of soccer. This award is normally given to a player in the highest grade senior team within Country United.
Jason was dedicated to the game of soccer and represented Mackay Soccer as a goalkeeper in the Under 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 Age Groups and traveled to locations such as Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba and Gladstone.
But apart from these representative duties, Jason also gave back something to a game that had given him so much enjoyment – by coaching younger grade Country United teams and refereeing on Saturdays at Barbour Park.
This year there were a number of players from the Senior Men’s Team that displayed the same qualities as Jason Dagan – dedicated to the game of soccer and loyalty to the team, encouraged and supported their fellow players and assisted in the development of the Club’s younger players.
The 2011 recipient of the Jason Dagan Memorial Shield is Troy Paul.
Troy plays in the Senior Men’s 2nd Division team but also coaches an U12/13 junior team as well as the Colts team. Troy has also willingly helped out with our competitive grade selections and at home games. Troy has a great passion for the game and his club.