Hucknall Sports celebrate year of success

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Hucknall Sports Junior Fooball Club held its 38th annual awards and presentation evenings at the John Godber Centre, Hucknall.

Due to the ongoing success of the club, they had to hold five separate events to cater for nearly 1,200 people who attended with age groups from the Soccer School through to U16’s.

In total there are 21 teams playing competitive junior football for Hucknall Sports as well as their very successful soccer school.

The club caters for more than 300 children per week who pull on the shirts to represent Hucknall Sports YCFC each weekend.

These special presentation events honoured the tremendous efforts of players and team officials who are dedicated to the club.

The awards were presented by an elite group of footballing stars namely, including ex Manchester United player Dion Dublin, Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worral and Tyler Walker and former Hucknall Sports player Mark Shelton, who now plays for Burton.

More than 350 trophies were presented on the various evenings and the individual award winners with the team of the year award going to the U15’s Sunday Black side managed by Martin Whitley.

They reached a second successive County Shield Final, won the Notts Youth League Under 15’s Cup and lost out on the championship by the narrowest of margins one point.

The Richard Silverwood Award was won by one of our youngest members of the club playing for the U11’s Saturday side.

Joel Wealthall recently gained his Black Belt at Taekwondo since taking up the sport at the tender age of 4 and was also featured on a TV documentary for promoting the safeguarding of children.

There were long service awards for six players Dylan Smith, Dante Diriso, Mitch Davies, James Hallam, Ellis Evans and Kal Orton, who have been with Sports since the age of five and, who at the age of 16, have amassed a total of more than 1,800 appearances for the club.

Special Merit awards for their achievements over the season went to Donal Houlihan, Neil Shooter, Nick Henrys, Alwyn Sears, Dave Jayes, Adrian Seaman, Dean Wealthall & Shane Hutchinson

Anyone wishing to join Hucknall Sports YCFC should contact the club through their website or ring 0115 9521122.