Eaton Bray Lions A.F.C. End of Season Awards 2007
Posted on July 12, 2007
On Saturday 19th May players and parents of the 9 teams from EB Lions AFC gathered in the hall at Edlesborough School for their annual end of season awards ceremony.
All the players received a trophy in recognition of their contribution and hard work and each team manager nominated players for the special individual awards of "Most Improved Player of the Year" and "Manager's Player of the Year". The players in each team voted for their "Player of the Year" from amongst their teammates.
The club would like to thank Dave Jones for doing such a great job as "Master of Ceremonies" and also Edlesborough School for kindly allowing us to make use of their premises and facilities.
Please note that the U7, U11 and U13 Girls teams were all playing in leagues against teams a year older than themselves.
- Under 7's (Whites) 9th in Division 2 (U8) of Chiltern Junior Sevens League
- Under 8's (Reds) 10th in Division 1 of the Chiltern Junior Sevens League
- Under 9's 3rd in Division 3 of the Chiltern Junior Sevens League
- Under 10's (Reds) 8th in Division 2 of the Chiltern Junior Sevens League
- Under 10's (Whites) 8th in Division 3 of the Chiltern Junior Sevens League
- Under 13 Girls 9th in Division 1 (U14) of Chiltern Junior Sevens League
- Under 11's 5th in Division 1 (U12) of South Beds Saturday League
- Under 13 Boys 8th in Division 5 of the Chiltern Youth League
- Under 15's 8th in Division 5 of the Chiltern Youth League
|Players' Player of the Year||Manager's Player of the Year||Most Improved Player|
|U7||George Oliver||Dax Roe||Luke Priestley|
|U8||Dylan Karavadra||Jack Cook||James Pratt|
|U9||Neel Slatter||Aarin Johnson||Mason Ashby|
|U10 (reds)||Charlie Slater||Matt Glover||Ivan Brodrick|
|U10 (whites)||Scotty Mercer||Jacob Knappitt||James Tate|
|U11||Jake Higgs||Declan Tomlinson||James Patriaco|
|U13 (girls)||Milly Abdullah||Tamzin Mead||Kim Squire|
|U13 (boys)||James Thiel||Lee Cavendish||Matt Audouard|
|U15||Gareth Hemming||Gareth Hemming||Adam Lancefield|
Will Sanders and Declan Tomlinson received special awards for 5 years of continuous play for the club. James Pearce received a special award for scoring 150 competitive goals in only 4 seasons of play - well done!
Besides watching the presentation of the awards we all enjoyed a barbecue lunch before returning to the hall to watch the FA Cup Final projected onto a big screen.
Despite several Manchester United supporters sporting T-shirts flaunting their Premiership Champions status it was the Chelsea fans who came away smiling! To make use of a couple of football clichés - our club chairman was "over the moon" and our vice-chairman was "sick as a parrot".
We bid farewell to our two trail-blazing teams this year. After six seasons of competitive play, our senior team, the U15's, will not be playing next season. They were runners up in the Watford Friendly League in 2002/3 but will be best remembered for their reputation as good sportsmen. They were Fair Play winners at a football festival in 2004, won the Chiltern Youth League Sporting Trophy for the 2004/5 season and have set a wonderful example for the junior teams to follow.
The U13 girls team (our first girls' team) will also be leaving us after two seasons, but next year we shall have two new girls teams at U10 and U12. A new team at U7 will bring our numbers up to 10 teams and we look forward to the next season.
For more information about the club please access our website at www.eblions.co.uk.
--Liz Coates, Press Officer - EB Lions AFC
Source: Focus, July 2007
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