27th May 2020

Under 16 Awards

Here are the 2019/20 season awards for the Under 16 team.

Players Player Nicola Lee Nix, as she is generally known as, is relatively new to the squad but has been instantly popular and an exceptional player to boot. As ready to have a chat to anyone as to put in an electrifying run down the wings to whip in a quality cross, Nix is the ultimate all rounder. A deliverer of quality corners and another contributor to our goals tally there is no doubt that this is a well deserved award.
Coaches Player Eva de Matos Eva has had to adapt her play this season to fit in with the needs of the squad and has done so brilliantly. Despite playing a number of matches at the back Eva retained her consistent contribution of goals up front. Indeed it was great to see a centre back take the ball from one end of the pitch to the other with such ease and grace, so comfortable on the ball that she is. A well deserved award to someone who has added so much to the squad over the last few years.
Most Improved Player Daisy Mifflin Daisy joined us last year and despite being a great player took a little while to settle, often frustrated at herself for not meeting her own high standards. This season she has begun to meet those expectations and when the season finished was leading goalscorer which reflects her calmer more measured poise in the heat of the game in front of the goal. Always willing to switch positions and fill in and to support the team even on days where she was rotated from the squad. Not bad at ‘keepy-ups’ either

Season Summary:  With the league being abandoned, who knows how we would have finished with it all to play for both in the league and cup. What we can say with certainty is that we are the only team to have won a trophy in our age group this season as we once again retained the Futsal trophy earlier this year. This season was always going to be a tough ask after losing 2 prominent team members who contributed 34 goals between them but the squad have been fantastic putting in some wonderful performances. One of our best performances was probably our last game with a 3-1 away win at one of our main title contenders showing that we were heading for a strong finish to the season with a view to retaining our title.

We are already looking forward to next season and the step up to the U18 league which should be less daunting after a number of the girls have already represented the club at both U18 and Ladies level this season.

Wendy, Clive and Andy would like to thank all of the girls in squad for their hard work and dedication over this last season. Wendy is new to the team this season and is currently studying for a UEFA Level B coaching award and the squad have enthusiastically engaged with the different approaches being undertaken this season.