Trophies Awarded at Football Club Ceremony

A packed primary school hall was the setting for the Five Islands School Football Club awards ceremony on Saturday.

17 trophies and 90 medals were given out to club members in recognition of their achievements over the past year.

Megan Stone was awarded the secondary girls Player of the Year and Jack Vaughan gained the same title for the lads.

Ollie Glenn was presented with the year five and six shield for Player of the Year and Jack Handy got that award for year three and four pupils.

William Shaw got the same accolade for years one and two.

Coach, Ralph Handy says that there’s a huge range of skill levels within the club, but he thinks it’s important there are awards for youngsters of all abilities.

Steve Wainwright, the club’s Welfare Officer, spoke to us about how the club is keen to ensure that all players are well looked after. His role is required as a condition of the club’s membership of the FA, and his duties could include resolving any problems or grievances that occur on or off the pitch.

However, he thinks he has an easier job than a lot of people in a similar role on the mainland, as parents are less ‘pushy’ here and there’s not as much competition between players.

Club Chairman, Dave Stone, says he’s really pleased with the event and the good turnout – over 90 players from the club attended.