Womens’ End of Season Awards and Goodbyes!
It was a great season with many people making outstanding contributions at different points. Some people have continued to improve through practise and hard work while other people need huge praise for their commitment off the pitch.
The end of season awards:
Players’ player goes to someone who likes to play in defence but is crucially important in attack. She was the second highest goal scorer with 13 throughout the season and many more assists. This player drives underneath sticks with ease and gives others the motivation to keep working hard and improving. Obviously it couldn’t have gone to anyone else. Katie Bishop.
Player of the season is someone who is sometimes forgotten as she just goes about her job and saves us in defence so often that it is just expected rather than appreciated. She also makes some surging runs through the midfield and has popped up with two goals. It may not seem like many but they always come at important times. The memorable one for me was the goal against Oxton!!! This player also contributes to the committee greatly and I am sure will be in that position for many years to come. If you haven’t already guessed it is Bethan Ap-Thomas.
Top goal scorer won’t come as a surprise but here are a few clues for those who might be stuck. She plays in midfield and wins the draw so often even though her favoured position is straight attack. The shots she scores have me amazed especially when she shoots in mid-air. She has scored 23 goals but probably has ended up on the floor more times that this! This award goes to Jenna Boon.
The most improved player is someone who plays in attack but wouldn’t ‘to think twice about moving to defence if it helped the team. She is in the top five goal scorers but what really impressed me is that she never gives up. She has won Most Valuable Player twice this season which shows how brilliant it has been to have you back. The award goes to Hannah Cummings.
To members who are moving on:
Helen- thanks for taking all the bruises for the team. Good luck in your new job, you will be missed.
Riley - it has been enjoyable playing with you and I know that defence will be much quieter without you! Hope your move to Manchester is a successful one.
Jenna - I’m hoping that you’ll be back otherwise we really do need to step up our shooting practise. You are an amazing attacker and will definitely be missed.
Katie - there is so much that could be said but if we keep it short and sweet then, thanks for everything that you have done for the club. Your team talks and match reports were fabulous and you are someone who underestimates them self. You are an extremely talented player. Good luck in your new job and hopefully we will see you most weeks!