AFC HENLEY STARS U17s were crowned team of the year
AFC HENLEY STARS U17s were crowned team of the year at the club’s annual end of season awards.
Hundreds of players and supporters crammed into Henley Town Hall on Wednesday of last week where the awards were handed out by the town&rsquos mayor Julian Brookes.
The Stars picked up their accolade after being crowned East Berks League Division 2 U18 champions despite being a year younger. The team also reached the quarter-finals of their respective cup competition.
The top scorer award for seven-a-side matches went to Tom Yeoman of Henley Hurricanes U9s who netted 20 times. Monty Heath of Henley Hotspurs U12s picked up the nine-a-side award after bagging 19 goals while Jem McAllister was the club&rsquos top scorer with 22 at the 11-a-side game. Henley Hawks U10s picked up the fair play award.
The club person of the year award was presented to chairman Trevor Howell for his dedication to the club over a number of years. Amongst numerous other duties performed by this year&rsquos new chairman, Howell still runs the Saturday morning mini soccer centre that he set up 14 years ago.
Outgoing U18 manager Sean Taylor picked up the club recognition award for his many years&rsquo service to the club.
The player of the season awards went to the following players: U9 Hurricanes, Nicolai Bruun-Andersen; U9 Hotspurs, Ben Palmer; U9 Hawks, Henry Steel; U10 Hurricanes, Juan van T&rsquoHoff Bernal; U10 Hotspurs, Leo Gierczyk; U10 Hawks, Damian Fannan; U11 Hurricanes, Ollie Roullier; U11 Hotspurs, George Lamin; U11 Hawks, Daisy Morgan; U12 Hurricanes, Daniel Kernick; U12 Hotspurs, Joel Trinder; U13 Hurricanes, Henry Lenthall; U13 Hotspur, Elliot Fielder; U13 Hawks, Jack Summerwill; U14 Hurricanes, Ed Lawrence; U14 Hotspurs, Charlie O&rsquoNeil; U15, Emil Rayfield; U16 Kites, Jody Buckett; U17 Stars, Sam Kelly; U18 Eagles, Henry Arthur.
The most improved player of the season awards went to the following players: U9 Hurricanes, Ben Horner; U9 Hotspurs, Daniel Tsoi; U9 Hawks, George Acock; U10 Hurricanes, Harvey Doyle; U10 Hotspurs, Daniel Coles; U10 Hawks, Freddie Stewart; U11 Hurricanes, Seb van Duijn; U11 Hotspurs, Charlie Graham; U11 Hawks, Jackson Meredith; U12 Hurricanes, Georg Gudjohnsen-Mitchell; U12 Hotspurs, Eddie Serbanescu; U13 Hurricanes, Owen Simmons; U13 Hotspurs, Alex Nice; U13 Hawks, Jacob Eve; U14 Hurricanes, Christian Oswald; U14 Hotspurs, Tom Crockett; U15, Jack Lambourne; U16 Kites, Callum Hoskins; U17 Stars, Thomas Netley; U18 Eagles, Alex Morgan.