Cheesemen hold end-of-season presentation evening

PUBLISHED: 14:22 17 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:22 17 May 2017

Adam Jones.

Adam Jones.

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Cheddar Football Club celebrated a successful season with its end-of-season presentation evening at the clubhouse.

Cheddar Football Club held their end-of-season presentation evening when they were delighted to welcome Ashley Wilson, sales director of club sponsors Wyke Farms Ltd, who kindly agreed to present the awards.

Club chairman Matt Postins, welcoming the club sponsors and the 100+ attendance, paid tribute to the club’s players, supporters, team managers and volunteers who helped the club achieve its aims during the season.

Mr Postins looked forward to leading the club into its 125th anniversary celebrations and hoped that all teams could continue to improve on the last season’s third place finish by the first team and also looked forward to seeing the re-establishment of the club’s Unde-18s team.

First team manager Jared Greenhalgh, said: “Each year our presentation evening gets better and better, the room was fantastic, the food superb, and everyone had a great time. It’s brilliant to see the ladies team here tonight and their performances under guide of their manager (Russell Heal) improving so much, and they are a welcome addition to the club.

Award winners - first team – players’ player of the year: Adam Jones; manager’s player of the year: Mark Armstrong. Reserve team: Connor Heal; Jake Buxton; top goalscorer: Callum Sully. A team: Connor Heal; Sam Smith; James Parker.

Ladies’ top goalscorer: Valerie Walsh; most improved: Charlotte Caley; players’ player: Jade Burton; manager’s player: Megan Dyer.

Special award (performance of the season, first team): Adam Jones. Golden boot/club leading goalscorer: Callum Ham; young player of the year: Tom Catling; clubman of the year: Karen & Russell Heal (joint award).

In addition, club secretary Alan Cooper was presented with a framed signed shirt by the first team squad for his efforts during the season.

Cheddar Football Club started working together with GrassRoots Power when they stepped up to help the Cheesemen following storm damage to one of their floodlight pylons last winter.

Where other suppliers were quoting long lead times, Grassroots bent over backwards to achieve a cost-effective repair enabling an end-of-season evening fixture to be completed.

As a community interest company, GrassRoots have subsequently enabled Cheddar to apply for a grant towards infrastructure improvements and GrassRoots CEO Harry Riste is pictured presenting a cheque for £1847.43 to Cheddar chairman Matt Postins, at the club’s annual presentation evening.

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