Rousing send-off for Syme

STOTFOLD Juniors chairman Alan Syme received a rousing send-off at their annual awards ceremony. The evening at Etonbury School culminated in the entire club standing to sing the Scottish national anthem accompanied by a live piper in full highland dress.

STOTFOLD Juniors chairman Alan Syme received a rousing send-off at their annual awards ceremony.

The evening at Etonbury School culminated in the entire club standing to sing the Scottish national anthem accompanied by a live piper in full highland dress.

The outgoing chairman was presented with a inscribed watch and said: "I was very moved and would like to thank everyone involved with the evening for the most superb 'send off'."

More than 200 young players received campaign medals and a whopping 54 players individual awards.


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Peter Harsent of the under-16 squad received the George Howell award for outstanding commitment to the club.

Andrea Bainbridge, child welfare officer, won the Jack Clements Award for the clubman of the year in recognition of her outstanding contribution to club life.

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Other club award winners were: highest goalscorers: Malcolm Marimirofa and Jack Hurley. Safe Hands winners: Tom Hyde and Alex Pond. Longest cup run: Richard Kiteleys under-16s. Highest league position: Andy Bainbridge's under-15s. Mini soccer squad of the year: Paul Witchell's under-nines.

Colin Gilchrist was presented with an inscribed tankard for his five years' service as treasurer of the club.

The under-15s (pictured) won promotion in the Royston Crow Youth League for the second season in succession.

Mini soccer trophy winners

(sportsman, most improved,

players' player, player of the year):

U7: Elliot Flint, Sean McCann, Hayden Black, Aidan Grieves;

U8: Daniel Imrie, Daniel Slater, Quinlan Jones, Jodie Southby;

U9: James Goddon, Lewis Hadden, Bradley Lusty, Billy Cook;

U10: Shona Allen, Charlie Bacon, Ben Southby, Harry Fallows/Justin Ng;

U11: Amy Jack, Maddy Hefford, Kelsey Hagland, Amelia Bacon.

11-a-side trophy winners

(sportsman, most improved, most consistent, players' player, player of the year):

U11: Adam Darlow, Antony Burton, Callum Mason, James Taylor, Anthony Shaw;

U12: Dan Ellis, Jordan Willet, Jake Farquharson, Joseph Cleverly, Joshua Saunders;

U13: Sam Belcher, Alex Borg, James Adams, William Shaw, Luke Hills;

U14: Chris Mait, Connor Long, Miles Larter, James Casey, Tommy Taylor;

U15: Matthew Tear, Matthew Benson, Craig Tuffin, Dominic Doherty, James Tear;

U16: Jonathan Purdie, Robert Kiteley, Ben Amos, Ewan Campbell, Stephen Moules.

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