I know it is a minor league, and your editor not sure what readers feel, but isn’t it great that our Finchley team is doing so well? Football is not my scene – it’s the wrong shape ball – but that doesn’t stop your editor feeling proud that we are moving up the ladder. The following was taken from their excellent press release:
After winning the Treble of promotion to the Ryman Premier Division, the Ryman League Cup and the London Senior Cup, there were plenty of awards to be handed out to many worthy candidates.
The varying Player of the Season Awards went to defenders Ahmet Rifat and Daniel Nielsen, ageless goalkeeper Gavin King and winger Gary Burrell. Another defender Ajet Shehu took the Young POTY award.
In a rare award, the Asher Rebak Award for Exceptional Achievement was handed out for only the third time in its history, and was given to David Norman for managing the side to an unprecedented Treble.
The Under 18 Player of the Season gong went to starlet Liron Mannie, who recently signed forms to play in the Ryman League with the first team and is sure to have a huge influence within the club next season. Sam Robbins took the award for the FLEX player of the season.
The full list of 2010/11 Award Winners are as follows:
Board of Directors Player of Season – Ahmet Rifat
Managers Player of Season – Daniel Nielsen
Supporters Player of Season – Gavin King
Players Player of Season – Gary Burrell
Top Goalscorer – Leon Smith
Club Person of Year – Aron Sharpe
Young Player of Season – Ajet Shehu
Asher Rebak Award for Exceptional Achievement – David Norman
U18s Player of Season – Liron Mannie
U18s Most Improved Player – Andy Ward
FLEX Player of Season – Sam Robbins
FLEX Most Improved Player of Season – Henry Akinsuyi
U16s London Player of Season – Cameron Saul
U16s London Most Improved Player of Season – Oliver Gnandi
U16s Herts Player of Season – Mica Wellington
U16s Herts Most Improved Player of Season – Thomas Magnitis
U15s Player of Season – Ciaran Power
U15s Most Improved Player of Season – Jamie Nelson
U14s Player of Season – Andrew White
U14s Most Improved Player of Season – Mehmet Ismail
U13s Player of Season – Ronaldo Jones
U13s Most Improved Player of Season – Stephen Garr