Cambridge FC’s senior players celebrated their season’s achievements at a red and white-themed awards night at John Kerkhof Park.
The night was special for a number of awards that recognised outstanding efforts in a disrupted season.
- The inaugural Team of the Year award went to the U-12 Federation Youth team, prompting a standing ovation from the club’s senior players and supporters. Click here for more details >>>>
- Super-volunteer Craig Clark – made a Life Member three nights before – landed both the Club Person of the Year and the Club Personality of the Year, and all on his birthday!
- Goalkeeper Fraser Nicholls took the men’s Player of the Year shield, named after the late Jim Barry – a goalkeeper who died tragically young in the 1980s.
- Skipper Steph Upton was named the women’s Player of the Year in her first season at the club.
- Goalkeepers from every senior team took home at least one trophy.
Special presentations were made to D1’s veteran Jim Thomassen for spearheading the club’s Saturday’s catering and to bar manager Grant Storie who was named Supporter of the Year.
Our club thanks chairman Steve Thomas who MC’d the event, sounds system provider Richard Crafts, the women’s team (who decked out the clubrooms in red and white) and many other volunteers who made the event possible.
To warm up the audience for the formal part of the evening, local band Louder, Louder played a set with six-time Player of the Year Patrick Woodlock on lead vocals.
And now the planning starts for next season …
Team of the Year
U-12 WaiBOP Federation J-League
(2nd in J-League, winners at McCartney Invitational Tournament and runners-up Weir Rose Bowl)
Men’s Club Player of the Year
Awarded the Jim Barry Memorial Shield
Women’s Club Player of the Year
Club Personality of the Year
Club Person of the Year
Supporter of the Year
Men’s Golden Boot
Women’s Golden Boot
Northern League Top Goalscorer (open to first team)
Women’s Waikato Division 2 team
Coach’s Player of the Year: Maria Cameron
Players’ Player of the Year: Georgia Bellamy-Hill
Best and Fairest: Maria Cameron
Most Improved Player of the Year: Georgia Methven
Youth Player of the Year: Aimee Feinberg-Danieli
Men’s NRFL first team
Coach’s Player of the Year: Marc Glenister
Players’ Player of the Year: Fraser Nicholls
Best and Fairest: Blair Pennell
Most Improved Player of the Year: Blair Pennell
Youth Player of the Year: James Greentree
Men’s NRFL reserves team
Coach’s Player of the Year: Devon Andrew
Players’ Player of the Year: Devon Andrew
Best and Fairest: Willem Dikmans
Most Improved Player of the Year: Aston Hurd
Youth Player of the Year: Ben Dixon
Men’s WaiBOP Championship team
Coach’s Player of the Year: Shaun Bax
Players’ Player of the Year: Ryan Ashby
Best and Fairest: Sam Garmonsway
Men’s Waikato Division 2 team
Coach’s Player of the Year: Jason Szabo
Players’ Player of the Year: Zac Petropoulos
Best and Fairest: Henk Bertelink
Men’s Waikato Division 5 team (D1s)
Coach’s Player of the Year: Fabian Burgos
Players’ Player of the Year: Paul Macann
Best and Fairest: Leon McPhillips
Men’s Waikato Division 5 team (D2s)
Coach’s Player of the Year: Andrew Myers
Players’ Player of the Year: Cole Van den Beuken
Best and Fairest: Ryan Phillimore
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