Millwey Rise Player's Player of the Year awards for Alex Rockett and Mark Pike

PUBLISHED: 09:26 20 June 2018

Nathan Womersley receives the Millwey Rise FC Clubman of the Year award. Picture STEPHEN WAKLEY

Nathan Womersley receives the Millwey Rise FC Clubman of the Year award. Picture STEPHEN WAKLEY

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Around a 100 Millwey Rise FC players and supporters attended the 60th Anniversary Dinner, Dance and Presentation Evening at the Guildhall, Axminster on Saturday, writes Dick Sturch.

Alex Rockett receives the Millwey Rise FC 1st team Players' Player of the Year award. Picture STEPHEN WAKLEYAlex Rockett receives the Millwey Rise FC 1st team Players' Player of the Year award. Picture STEPHEN WAKLEY

The chairman, Simon Flint, welcomed everyone with special mention to founding members Perce Downton, president Tony Turner and Dick Sturch. He also thanked everyone responsible for arranging the evening’s celebrations, which he said only highlighted the support behind Millwey Rise FC.

The player presentations were made by the respective team managers, Dan Murnane (1st team), Mark Enticott and Craig Mitchel (2nd team). The award of Clubman of the Year went to Nathan Womersley for his hard work both on and off the pitch. He also received a further award for his continued, outstanding fundraising with his ‘Super Six’ competition. In terms of the individual playing awards, the 1st team top scorer honour went to Nathan Womersley, the Most Improved Player award went to Nicky Land, the Manager’s Player honour went to Keith Forsey and the Players’ Player award went to Alex Rocket.

For the second team, the top scorer award went to Stuart King, the Most Improved player to Tyler Allen, the Manager’s Player to James Rocket and the Players’ player honour went to Mark Pike.

Doug Thompson, who this year relinquished his position as groundsman, was given a special presentation to mark the club’s appreciation of his service in his many posts since joining as a player 52 years ago!

Mark Pike received the Millwey Rise 2nd teams Players Player of the Year award. Picture STEPHEN WAKLEYMark Pike received the Millwey Rise 2nd teams Players Player of the Year award. Picture STEPHEN WAKLEY

Bouquets were presented to the ladies who were responsible for organising the evening and for their valuable input throughout the season, which underlined the success of Millwey Rise FC.

Dick Sturch, in proposing the toast to Millwey Rise FC, touched on its history and some of the people who created the success and respect the club now enjoys. This, he said, was amplified by the letters and cards of congratulations received from many Premier League teams including Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs as well as from our local league clubs.

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