Photo Gallery: Kirkley and Pakefield FC player of the year winners 2013/14
PUBLISHED: 16:59 08 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:59 08 May 2014
The curtain came down on another successful season for Kirkley & Pakefield FC as their players were honoured at the end of season presentation evening.
Five of the club’s senior sides turned out among friends, fans and family at K&P’s social club on Saturday. With 20 trophies handed out on the night – including 19 individual awards and the Lowestoft and District League division two title to the K&P B team – the evening was hailed a success.
Special guest for the evening, Waveney MP Peter Aldous, said: “Kirkley and Pakefield FC is right at the heart of grass-roots, and is doing vital work in the community, which is very, very important. It is a pleasure to have been asked to be here to present these awards.”
Royals boss Jamie Godbold said he had really enjoyed his first season in charge of a flourishing first team, and admitted the future was bright. This was epitomised in Saturday’s 4-1 win, with youth team regulars dominating the line-up after making their mark in the first team.
Defenders Jack Herbert and Matthew Brown took the plaudits for the first team, with both players winning two trophies, while Godbold hailed the winner of the manager’s young player of the season – Cameron Brooks – as his “best signing.”
Teenager Ben George, who made his first team debut on Saturday and picked up the man of the match award, collected four trophies on the night – sweeping the board with a hat trick of honours for James Hutchinson’s reserve team, and adding the players player trophy for the youth team. Highlighting the club’s flourishing youth development, credit was given to reserves manager James Hutchinson, A team manager Bryan David, B team joint managers Ben Atkins and Dale Andrews and the youth management team of Darryl Hill, Michael Tacon, Ben Atkins and Ady Sannerude for ensuring the youth philosophy continued.
Groundsman Billy Knights collected the Jimmy Armes Shield, with secretary Barrie Atkins honoured with the clubman of the year trophy.
General manager Harry Goldspink echoed Godbold’s sentiments in praising the youngsters and success of all senior sides. He added that it “was a joy” to watch the style of football being played by the first team at Walmer Road this season, and was looking forward to even greater developments and progression next season.
ROLL OF HONOUR
JIMMY ARMES SHIELD: Billy Knights
CLUBMAN OF THE YEAR: Barrie Atkins
Supporters Player: Jack Herbert
Players Player: Matthew Brown
Managers Player: Matthew Brown
Most Improved Player: Jack Herbert
Managers Young Player: Cameron Brooks
Players Player: Ben George
Managers Player: Ben George
Most Improved Player: Ben George
U18 YOUTH TEAM
Players Player: Ben George
Managers Player: Tom Shillings
Most Improved Player: Kaiden Goldspink
Players Player: Scott Skidmore
Managers Player: Scott Skidmore
Most Improved Player: (Joint) Bailey Jenner/Jonny Savill
Players Player: Tony Baxter
Managers Player: Mark Boggis
Most Improved Player: Steven Rigby
Players Player: Lee Henwood
Managers Player: John Jenner
Congratulations to all award winners, players and managers for another great season and presentation night.