On Sunday 14th June 2015 the Club held its annual Trophy Day event at Fairlands Hall, to recognise the achievements of all our players this season. The turnout was typically good and this year we had the added attraction of a new venue at Fairlands. We’ve since received many favourable comments – the only ‘could do better’ was that we will definitely be needing a PA system next year!
A big thank-you to Brian Slyfield and all those who turned up in the morning to help set up the seating and the brilliant display of trophies (thanks also to the small army involved in the rapid clear-up at the end of an exhausting afternoon!).
Life President’s Award for Rupert Phillips
Trophy Day began with a special award to Rupert Phillips. Rupert signalled his intention to retire from the Committee back in December 2014 and the Club subsequently approved the creation of the title ‘Life President of Worplesdon Rangers’ as a consequence. Rupert has been with the Club almost since its inception in 2001 and Brian Slyfield marked the occasion on Trophy Day by presenting Rupert with his award.
Manager Rupert Phillips and Assistant Coach Tony Mainee kicked off the players’ awards by presenting each of our Reception Mini-Rangers with their Club trophy!
Under 6 Mini-Rangers
Next up, it was the turn of our older Mini-Rangers, ably managed this season by Rob Monks. Also pictured, assisting with the awards, is Youth Volunteer Liam Angus.
The U7 awards were presented by coaching staff Shaun Dyer, Dean Brockbank, Chris Atkins and Mike Royle, shown with a selection of the Pumas players below:
Next in line were the U8 Scorpions: Manager Andi Scanlan and Coach Steve Franklin presided over the award of trophies….
Coaches Nick Reynolds and Gavin Zaprzala-Banks (Falcons) and Dave Wilson (Eagles) were next up for the U9s:
Their last season of Mini-Soccer before progressing to 9v9 in September….well done to all the U10s, managed by Paul Growdon, Paul Glover, Les West and Kevin Lappage (Dinamo) and by John Sadler and Phil Cave (Predators):
Rupert Phillips presented Sue and her daughter Lizzie with a thank-you gift for running the Northmead tuck shop in all weathers for yet another season.
U11 Warriors have completed their first season at 9v9 and reaped their rewards today, presented by Dan Wheatley (Manager) and Martyn Beck (Coach):
On the brink of moving up to the 11-a-side game, U12 Trojans received their awards from Manager Andy Elton and Coach, Sean Crooke. Worryingly older-looking player front row right – must make a point of checking his registration card at the next match….
U13 Hawks received their awards from departing coach Sean Lofting. Unfortunately, caretaker Manager Paul Gaylor for 2014-2015 couldn’t be with the squad today but sent his best wishes to all the players. Hawks return in September under the leadership of James Stemp. Good luck at Uni Sean – and thanks from all of us for your help this season!
Manager Paul Sarney presented the awards to both the Saturday (EBYL) and Sunday (SPL) squads, our most successful in the Club this season: SPL Senior Cup Finalists and runners-up in the SPL Premier Division. Well done everyone!
Next up were the U15s, with awards presented to U15 Tigers by Manager Richard Angus and Coach Paul Robinies. Neil Mumby, Coach, did the honours for the U15 Lions.
Highlight of the speeches was Adrian ‘Binny’ Binfield’s hilarious account of the Hurricanes’ 2014-2015 season and the behind-the-scenes antics involved in running a youth football team, much to the evident embarrassment of Team Rep Sally Horton! Congratulations to the Hurricanes on reaching the SPL Senior Plate Semi-Finals earlier in the season.
Club Secretary’s Award to Sally Horton, U16 Team Rep
Clare Jones, Club Secretary, made a special award to Sally Horton, Team Rep for the U16 Hurricanes for her administrative support to the Club during 2014-2015. In addition to helping run the very slick Hurricanes team, Sally has helped the Management Committee with the Club’s annual accounts and acted as a liaison point with Guildford Borough Council regarding pitch hire charges. The Committee are all extremely grateful to Sally for going the extra mile for the Club this past season.
Raffle Prize Winners!
The raffle winners were:
Pairs of Tickets for the Women’s Cup Final at Wembley
Peter Horncastle x2