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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

Matthew Brown (left) collects one of his two trophies at the annual Kirkley and Pakefield FC player of the year awards from first team manager Jamie Godbold (right). Pictures: MICK HOWES.

Matthew Brown (left) collects one of his two trophies at the annual Kirkley and Pakefield FC player of the year awards from first team manager Jamie Godbold (right). Pictures: MICK HOWES.

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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

FIRST TEAM

Supporters Player: Jack Herbert

Players Player: Matthew Brown

Managers Player: Matthew Brown

Most Improved Player: Jack Herbert

Managers Young Player: Cameron Brooks

RESERVE TEAM

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

A TEAM

Players Player: Scott Skidmore

Managers Player: Scott Skidmore

Most Improved Player: (Joint) Bailey Jenner/Jonny Savill

B TEAM

Players Player: Tony Baxter

Managers Player: Mark Boggis

Most Improved Player: Steven Rigby

VETERANS

Players Player: Lee Henwood

Managers Player: John Jenner

Congratulations to all award winners, players and managers for another great season and presentation night.

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