A look back at Friday’s Presentation Evening
A bumper crowd celebrated individual player Achievements at the Clubs End of Season Presentation Evening at The Belmont.
Supporters, Players & Partners along with Parents & others watched, cheered & celebrated the accolades from the three teams that represent Whitstable Town – from the U18s through the 21s and into the First Team.
Departing Manager Nicky Southall addressed his players & the assembled crowd with an emotional farewell, thanking the Chairman, Board, Staff & Management Team for their dedication and loyalty which has often gone unnoticed; he added his personal attributes to individual players and crowned the winners of the awards.
There was also speeches from U21 development Manager, also departing, who added his personal thanks to all with U18s Supremo Tony Hudson also summarising the achievements of his ever improving squad.
With player development at the very heart of the Club, many players have enjoyed stints with the first team & some have really taken their chance and shone in doing so making many, many appearances proving that here at Whitstable Town if your good enough, your old enough and proved that the Club really has assisted towards player development and given youth an opportunity.
Chairman, Gary Johnson, added his thanks to the backroom staff & unsung heroes of the Club, from the ‘small army’ of volunteers (there are never enough), through the Ladies that provide refreshments in the Boardroom (Connie & Josie), the T-Bar (Pat & Denise) & Bar Staff (led by Lorraine). Of course many people make a club, but it’s the players on the park that attract folk through the gates; together with recognition and thanks to his ‘Board’.
The Chairman’s thanks in closing went to Nicky Southall with whom he developed a close working relationship and for whom he offered his thanks and best wishes for his future management career.
First team awards:
Managers Player of the Season: Joe Kane
Players Player of the Season
Leading Goal Scorer: Charlie Smith
Supporters Player of the Season: Laurence Harvey
Most Improved Player: Dan Keyte
Young Player of the Year: Charlie Smith
Under 21 Awards
Managers Player of the Year: Matt Byott
Players Player of the Year: Joe Lester
Leading Goal Scorer: Joe Lester
Under 18 Awards
Managers Player of the Year: TBA
Players Player of the Year: Elliot Benstead
Leading Goal Scorer: TBA
Supporters Player of the Year: Sam Hudson
Most Improved Player: Tom Hutson
All other photographs be found
Courtesy of Clubman Of the Year Les Biggs