Outstanding football juniors honoured

Outstanding football juniors honoured

OVERTHORPE Sports held the second of their junior football presentations last Friday when Leo Jones of the U9s and James Fagelman of the U11s jointly received the Jeno Trophy for their efforts in the 2014-15 season.

It has been decided that the trophy will be presented to a player from each competitive junior team at the club.

The pair join Nathan Hawker of the U13s in becoming the first recipients of the trophy.

At the same event Lewis Richardson of Overthorpe U9s and Ryan Mitchell (U11s) were joint winners of the Alan Wood Award, given to support youngsters for a year in sport with anything they may need to assist them to achieve their aims.

Alan Wood was a former rugby league professional and popular landlord at the Flatt Top pub in Thornhill, who for many years raised money for charitable causes.

Grandson Scott plays for Thornhill Trojans, who set up a fund to sponsor young sportspeople to help with anything they may need in their chosen sport.

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