Newton Aycliffe Juniors celebrated the success of their 2017/18 season at their 21st annual presentation day, held at Woodham Academy.
It was great for the club to reward all their players and thank all the coaches for their work at the school which is our new home ground.
Chairman Nige Slatcher presented special awards to the Under 11’s as the club’s team of the year for last season.
This team almost folded last summer but sponsor Scott Ellwood and new manager Mark Blythe ensured the team continued and they worked hard, kept improving and won their first trophy at a recent tournament.
Jack Slatcher was given the Chairman’s award for superb commitment as a player, playing in every age group team at the club over the last 19 years.
Jack is also a committed coach and referee and it was great to see his contribution to the club recognised.
Special recognition awards were given to Jack Lowis from the Under 10’s who saved his Dad when he was choking and Leanne Dunn who resuscitated a parent who had collapsed watching his son training, two truly amazing lifesavers.
Each individual player received an award and to help present these were Newton Aycliffe FC’s Dan Mellanby and Deano Browne.
The support from the town’s Northern League team was welcomed as Aycliffe Juniors look to forge stronger partnerships now and in the seasons to come.
Each team then rewarded individuals with trophy winners listed for each team in the order of Golden Boot, Player of the Season, Managers Award, Most Improved Player or Sportsmans Award, Players Player of the Year and lastly if it was awarded the Player of the Tournament.
Under 7’s – Alex Fielden, Trent Telford, Evan Norman, Logan Clish, David Jary-Smith, Sam Brumwell.
Under 8’s – Dylan Robson, Joshua Aldworth, Oliver Chapman, Finley Stocks, Kenyon Rose.
Under 9’s Claret – Kai Thistlethwaite, Harry Lambert, Joshua Jardine, Lewis Latue, Josh Thistlethwaite, Lewis Latue.
Under 9’s White – Ethan Churcher, Flynn Hedges, Max Stainforth, Joel Hopper, Roman Dinsley.
Under 10’s White – Niall Armstrong, Harvey Lee, Connor Maitchell, Dominic Ward, Harvey Lee, Jack Chapman.
Under 10’s Blacks – Jake Smith, Jack Lowis, Emrehan Sahin, Noah Scotchbrook, Jack Lowis.
Under 11’s – Charlie Brown, Ellis Hepper, Jake Blythe, Alfie Brown, Noah Graves and Zak Seymour.
Under12’s (TJFA) – Will Maddison, Kayne Williams, Charlie Dawson, Jake Marquis, Will Maddison, Evan Galloway.
Under 12’s (RF) – Noah Fielding, Sam Porteous, Reuben Brass, Tom Blair, Charlie Walton.
Under 13’s – Sammy Clark, Jake Watson, Jake Wilson, Charlie Cayless, Jake Watson.
Under 16’s – Ethan Stoker, Marcus Breden Brown, Cameron Martin, Harvey Wardle, Andrew Burrows.