Our annual presentation evening was held at The Sharnbrook Hotel on Friday May 12th.
With the end of season highlights playing on the big screen, around 150 supporters, management and players from the 1st, U21 and U18 squads enjoyed a 2 course buffet giving them the chance to reflect on the successes of the season which was followed by the presentation of the annual awards.
Chairman, Ralph Burditt opened the formal part of the evening by thanking all the players, management, coaches, sponsors, supporters and volunteers for all their hard work over the 2016-17 season and looked forward to the challenge of moving to Hayden Road over the closed season. He also revealed that the Club has been placed in the Southern League Division 1 Central for the 2017-18 season.
This year sees our first group of 2nd year scholars complete their studies at Malcolm Arnold Academy. We wish them all every success in the forthcoming examinations.
Manager, Darren Purse and last season’s Player of the Season, Jamie Mastopierro presented the following awards:
Ken Dobbs Young Player of the Season – Caley McTeggart
Players’ Players of the Season – Caley McTeggart
Unfortunately, many of the U21 squad were unable to attend but, nevertheless, Assistant Manager Richard Maxwell presented the following awards which were collected by Matthew Hawkins on the winners’ behalf.
Manager’s Player of the Season – Mikey Schultes
Players’ Player of the Season – Tom Leaning
1st team Awards
Manager, Andy Peaks sent a video message from his holiday thanking all the supporters, volunteers, staff and players for their efforts and support over the season. There was special mention for Tom Lorraine who is now the Club’s leading goal scorer, Brad Harris who now holds the record for the most appearances and Nabil Shariff for his goal scoring exploits this season. He finished his message by looking forward to the new season and the new challenges it will bring,
April Player of the Month – Liam Dolman
Supporters’ Player of the Season – Liam Dolman
Players’ Player of the Season – Liam Dolman
Manager’s Player of the Season – Liam Dolman
A clean sweep of the 1st team awards for Liam Dolman who also received his trophy from the Evostik Northern Premier League for his inclusion in the NPL 1st Division South team of the Season.
Volunteer of the Season – ‘The Dale’s Bar Team’ Kerri, Caroline and Jane
Goal of the Season (voted for by those present on the evening)
Ben Farrell v Sheffield FC
A very enjoyable evening was had by all and we’d like to thank everyone for making the evening such a great success.
Special mention to everyone at The Sharnbrook Hotel for hosting the event for us, to Club sponsors Hevey Building Supplies and Fuelsell and also to Adrian House at PW House Jewellers for their dedicated and continued support.