U11s Presentation Evening
The Under 11 player awards presentation evening took place in the clubhouse tonight. A packed bar of parents and players were welcomed by A and B team managers David Jenne and Matthew Young.
The B team went firsts and after thanking John Gledhill for his coaching assistance, Phil Spencer & Russell Jones for running the line and the usual thanks to all parents for there support, Matthew young summarised an impressive season for the B team who finished comfortably in mid table.
Managers player of the season went to Thomas Gledhill for a strong combative season in the heart of the B team defence.
Clubman of the season went to Hugh Rutledge which was an easy choice in light of his commitment in playing the last few games of the season with a broken hand.
The players own vote was again a straightforward recognition of midfield goal machine Lucas Catt-Camfield.
A team manager David Jenne followed and repeated his thanks to all his teams parents and players for the season. Thanks also to Nigel Thomas for running the line, Ross Risby for stepping in when necessary and doing more car park duty than matches!! And especially to Steve Beaumont for coaching and match day assistance.
The season went well for the A team through to January with the team in the top half of the league with games in hand and reaching the cup semi final. Although after losing a close fought semi to the eventual league champions a 7 game losing streak followed scuppering a promising league performance with the team missing 6th place by just 1 goal.
The players player of the season vote was very close. In recognition of a crucial utility player who played in 6 different positions and very well in all of them it was very pleasing that George Smith won the players vote.
The mangers player was a simple choice and indeed was also second in the players vote, again recognising his consistently high performance level. For the second season running the award went to Owen Sears.
The choice of clubman of the season can be the most difficult as it can be given for many reason. Given that the manager ducked having to make the choice and asked Steve Beaumont and Ross Risby to decide. The award went to Ross Jenne who broke his ankle the day before the season started and although he couldn’t play for 10 weeks, watched every game and training session to support his mates and epitomises what being a team member is all about.