Best Ball Ever

The 2019 Horizon Blessing of the Fleet, Princess Ball went off without a hitch Saturday the 6th of April and many are saying it was the best one yet!

Ball Chairperson Brian Morrison coordinated this spectacular event with the assistance of the Ball committee. Members of this committee come from the Rotary Club of Milton Ulladulla, the Milton Ulladulla Lions Club, as well as parents in the community.

A lot of time and energy goes into planning this progressive event, the Ball itself just one part of the proceedings, with Princesses and their partners attending dance classes each Sunday for over a month leading up to the Ball. Local Legend Gaven Dorrell, along with the lovely Marise Cornock, kindly donate their time to teach the young ladies and their partners several dances.

The Princesses source their own sponsors, attend deportment classes with Robin Phillips and a series of interviews by a judging panel.

On the night the Ulladulla Civic Centre was decorated beautifully with drapery, fairy lights, feathered table features with blue accents and a gorgeous entry arbor covered in vines. The atmosphere was electric with three hundred and twenty people expectant for the night’s processions. Twenty three Princesses and their partner’s were amongst the crowd of Dignitaries, Sponsors and Family. 

Radio 2ST personality Graeme Day hosted the evening with his usual nostalgic humour, having been involved in emceeing the Princess Ball since the early eighties.

Ball Guests were treated to a three course meal from local Eatery Tallwood.

DJ Mystergio, (Gio Puglisi) had the crowd up on the dance floor enjoying the night.

Ball Chairperson Brian Morrison announced that the Blessing of the Fleet Festival Chairperson of the past eleven years, Phil Brown would be stepping down after this year. Phil was recognised and acknowledged for the thousands of hours of community service in organising such a massive undertaking.

Captain Fiona Sneath, HMAS Albatross greeted each Princess, with their Partner and presented the Runners up and Winning Princess of the Fleet.

Second Runner up was presented to Jet Boone. Partnered by Gaige Saunders. Sponsored by Forkliftcenter.

First Runner up was awarded to Charlie Guise. Charlie was partnered by Zac Eggins and sponsored by One Agency.

The Winning Princess, crowned the 2019 Princess of the Fleet, was Madalyn Woods. Madalyn was partnered by Blake Thistleton and sponsored by the Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club.


Captain Fiona Sneath Awarding Princess of the Fleet 2019 to Madalyn Woods. Image courtesy Bob Milo.



Princess Ball Sponsor Horizon Credit Union Ulladulla, manager Kevin Whitford presenting Madayln Woods with flower basket. Image courtesy Bob Milo.



From left to right Charlie Guise, Madalyn Woods, Jet Boone. Image courtesy Bob Milo.



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2019 Princesses, Partners & Sponsors

(1) Evelyn Powell
Caleb Kersting
Miss Moss

(2) Angelina Woodhouse
Archie Riddick
Sanctuary Point Physiotherapy Solutions

(3) Clare Flamminio
Aiden Costa
Akwa Surf

(4) Amie Smith
Cohyn Poll
Rip Curl Ulladulla

(5) Sachi Forrest
Lachlan Elsworth
Hayden’s Pies

(6) Jet Boone
Gaige Saunders

(7) Paige West
Ethan Magnusson
Westbuild Design & Construction

(8) Jaimee Dorrell
Joshua Sansom
Hop Skip ‘N’ a Dump

(9) Aliza Cornock 
Cameron Boyle
T N Nails and Beauty

(10) Charlie Guise
Zac Eggins
One Agency

(11) Ruby Frank
Jacob Kiff
Clyde River Berry Farm

(12) Lauren Percival
Brodie Whalan
Willinga Park

(13) Madalyn Woods
Blake Thistleton
Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club

(14) Annalise Kain
Dylan Townsend
Milton Ulladulla Football Club

(15) Charlotte Morris
Ben Crockett
R & M Electrical Services

(16) Arnae McKillop
Marcus Hargreaves
Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club

(17) Bella Surace
Antonio Capogreco
Southern Man Surf Shop 

(18) Nyarli Morrison
Arun Robertson
A & P Plastering

(19) Mikaela Lochrin
Tim Henderson
Hendo’s Power Tools

(20) Shanayah Marks
Kye Farmilo
TRN Group

(21) Courtney Lee
Jesse Nichols
Bendigo Bank Milton

(22) Jordyn Afflick
Sam Stewart
Emma’s Hair Room

(23) Ciana Lavalle
Bailey Stupka
Carlo’s Italian Ristorante

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2018 Festival Princesses – Partners and Sponsors

  1. Claire Bierke – Dominic Lahiff: Southern Man
  2. Maddison Condie – Alexzander Manning: Coles Ulladulla
  3. Emily-Skye Hunt – Jack Chappell: Rapid Inspect
  4. Ally England – Daniel Rogan: Southern Gutter Vacuum
  5. Grace Gillies – Blake Hanley: Saltwata Konstruction Co
  6. Alivia Brown – Luke Millard: C & K Millard Property Maintenance
  7. Hayley West-Watson – Ziad El-Tovgy: Ulladulla Floorworld
  8. Danielle Holt – Lachlan Blake: Mollymook Golf Club
  9. Alana Doyle – Jeirie Abbott: Tallarook Group
  10. Madeleine Robinson – Jonathon Staunton: Coast Café Milton
  11. Phoebe Zammit – Luke Russell: Rip Curl Ulladulla
  12. India-Rose Brook – Brian Martin: Hayden’s Pies
  13. Isobel Benjamin – Angus Rutherford: Raine & Horne Mollymook/Milton
  14. Grace Sullivan – Jake Wills: Akwa Surf
  15. Mackenzie Creech – Alex Dadd: Ulladulla Fisherman’s Co-operative
  16. Macenzi Gallagher – Harry Hicks: Commonwealth Financial Planning
  17. Tyara Smith – Trent Brewster: South Coast Water Jet Cutting 
  18. Keele Browne – Jayden Farmilo: Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club
  19. Rochelle Goodwin – Jarred Hendrie:  IGA Bawley Point
  20. Jade Mudge – Luke O’Connell: Harcourts Ulladulla
  21. Holly Ricketts – Jack Skinner: Streetfeet Dance Academy
  22. Kayla O’Connor – Bailey Tooth – Kicks Danceforce
  23. Madison Reid – Declan Davies: Milton Early Foundations
  24. Aimee Clugston – Harm Schaap: Betta Home Living
  25. Macy Pleasance – Caleb Kersting: TDS The Design Studio



Horizon Credit Union

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2018 Festival Princess information

Casey DorrellBlessing of the Fleet Festival 2018 Princess to be eligible you must be:

  • Going into year 10 in 2018.
  • Resident in the area between Bawley Point and south of Sussex Inlet, and/or
  • Attending one of the schools: Ulladulla High, Nowra Anglican College or St John’s Catholic


Parade Easter Sunday

2017 princesses


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