Uplyme celebrate fair play season
PUBLISHED: 10:46 27 June 2012
Uplyme Football Club held their annual Presentation Night at their sponsors’ pub, The Nag’s Head, Lyme Regis.
Chairman Gavin Fowler opened the evening by welcoming the players, wives and partners. He thanked Rob and Debbie Hamon for providing food after every game, and paid special tribute to manager Rob Coombe.
He said it had been a very memoriable year - the highlight being winning the Tommy Tabberer Cup. As ever, he felt, the boys’ greatest assest was their team spirit which never faded!
He also wondered if Uplyme FC was the most fertile team in the Perry Street League as, during the season five babies (Josh, Bradley, Adam, Maisie and Emily) had been born to players!
Manager Rob Coombe endorsed the chairman’s words and paid special tribute to Fowler on scoring his 440th goal this season, but once again the highlight was winning the Tommy Tabberer Cup.
A special tribute was paid to Fred Smith, club president, who turns up whatever the weather, and is always on the sideline to give advice.
Award winners: Players’ Player of the Year- Stuart King; Young Player - Sam Jones; Most Improved - Jack Chapple; Most Committed - Jonny Davis; Manager’s Player - Gavin Fowler; Clubman - Rob Coombe; Top goalscorer - Gavin Fowler.
Uplyme Reserves held their presentation night the previous week at the Talbot Arms - the home of their sponsors.
Manager Andy Cleere thanked Steve and Wendy Gardner for their sponsorship and paid tribute to his newly-formed team, and praised them for winning the Bob Hall Fair Play and Sportmanship Trophy for their league - Bob Hall presented it to captain Stuart Wooster.
Award Winners: Top Goal scorer - Chris Matthews; Players’ Player - Mark Taylor; Most Improved - Steve Prendeville; Young Player - Callum Taylor; Manager’s Player - Rob Prosser; Clubman - Andy Cleere; Fairplay - Jamie Prosser.
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