Northwood FC Awards 2019

The @TheWoods clubhouse staged an enjoyable Club Presentation Night, with the awards being given out to both of our Isthmian League sides. 

Club Secretary Alan Evans reflected on a campaign that met most of the pre-season targets and then a quick quiz about the season between the management team of Scott Dash & Kevin Lawrence against the senior players Carl Pearce & Sam Jenkins went comfortably the way of the players. 

The awards started with the Save the Children Under-18s squad with the Golden Boot being awarded by David Blincko to Ollie Lawford (though in his absence it was picked up by Jamie Fulton). 

Next Mark Fox presented the Manager's Player of the Year to defender Sam Netscher before John Gowen, who steered his Under-16s side to County Cup success, gave the Players’ Player of the Year Trophy to Kieran Ali. 

The Club awards followed. The Ted Tucker Trophy, for services to youth football, was awarded by Chairman Ian Barry to Steve Davis while Robin Piper rewarded Pete Reynolds with Clubman of the Year. 

Onto the Bostik League first-Team awards and this started with Scott Dash giving out the Golden Boot to prolific striker James Ewington with his 14 goals from just 12 games before joining Walton Casuals. 

Kevin Lawrence then presented the Goal of the Season award to Ben Pattie for his much-viewed strike against Longlevens in the FA Cup. 

Having fielded seven teenagers during the season there was plenty of competition for Young Player of the Year, but in a tight vote it went to Dan Newton, and was presented by Ian Barry. 

Scott Dash then awarded Manager's Player of the Year to Sam Jenkins before the coveted Players’ Player of the Year Trophy went to skipper Carl Pearce, with Kevin Lawrence, whose Company AP Security (APS) Ltd. also sponsored the evening, presenting. 

The final players award was for the Supporters’ Player of the Year and this also went deservedly to Carl Pearce, who made the most appearances during the season and also got a call up to an England Representative game in the Falklands. 

Chairman Ian Barry wrapped up the evening by first presenting a long-service award to Secretary Alan Evans, who had just completed his 32nd year at the club. Then his Chairman’s Award, now renamed the Pete Barry Award in memory of his late father, went jointly to Club Photographer James Brown and his dad John Perkins following many years of dedication to the club. 

Some enjoyable live music followed the presentation along with a reminder that the club was raising funds towards ground improvements through a GoFundMe page and that all donations would be most welcome. 

        WORDS: Alan Evans
        PICTURES: James Brown