End of Season Awards

  1 August 2017   Comms team   Club News
 

As we draw nearer to the end of the 2017 season we turn our attention to celebrating the season and recognising the talent, dedication and special moments that have occurred during the year.

Recognising players, coaches and managers is an important part of the culture within Petone and provides us with the opportunity to thank those involved.

 

Senior Prizegiving

For senior players, following a number of recent postponements due to the weather, the date for prizegiving is still to be confirmed. Information on player awards will be sent to teams shortly.

 

In addition to the team awards there are a number of club awards which acknowledge players, coaches and volunteers who make a significant contribute to the club throughout the season.  If there is someone you would like to nominate for an award at the senior prizegiving, please send an email with their name and a brief outline of their contribution to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday 13 August.

 

Junior Prizegiving

Junior Prize-giving will be during the weekend of September 9th and 10th (times to be confirmed).

 

All teams have a Most Improved and a Most Valuable Player award which the coaches / managers will coordinate

 

We are now seeking nominations for the whole of club awards. Please give some thought to these awards over the next few weeks and start sending in your nominations to Richard Arkinstall (Junior Chair) via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All club award nominations need to be in by Wednesday 23 August. Please give these awards some thought and send in nominations as we do recognise all those nominated as well as the award winners.



Coach of the year
(two awards: First Kicks -9th grade Coach of the Year; and 10th-14th grade Coach of the Year)

A great coach leads and inspires their team to achieve more than the sum of its parts. If you believe you know of a coach like this, please nominate them. Please include the reason they should be selected for this award, what the team has achieved and how the coach was integral to this result. It could include more than just coaching and team results, so communication, organisation, development of players etc all come into this category.

 

Sportsperson of the year
(can be players or administrators and if required we will award a “Senior” and “Junior” award)

Is there someone who is the ultimate team player on and off the field, or someone who has made a significant contribution to the Team and Club other than just on the field? This award could be for someone who demonstrated one act of supreme sportsmanship during the season or someone who always put others and the team ahead of themselves?  This award could be for a player who always volunteers to help the senior mens team with ball boys duties or perhaps a player who has had to overcome a specific difficulty?

 

Is there a “Senior” sportsperson (could be a coach, parent, manager or administrator) who has been a "shining light" and really assisted, helped or developed a team throughout the year. For instance has someone picked up coaching and organising a team as the original coach was ill or had to go away. Did a coach, parent or administrator demonstrate a supreme act of sportsmanship during the season for Petone or an opposition team?

 

Goal Keeper of the Year

An award that recognises the specific contribution that Goal Keepers or those learning to be Goal Keep make to their team. This nomination doesn’t have to be for a player who is dedicated to GK but someone who has done exceptionally well in this position when asked to play GK, someone who might want to be GK long-term so is doing extra training in this area etc. Ideally nominations for this award will be from Coaches, Managers or Grade Managers however parents can send in a nomination they feel relevant and we will confirm the nomination with the team coach.

 

Most Promising Female player

For a female of any age playing in either Girls Only or Mixed Grade football up to and including 14th grade. This award can be for a talented individual who has shown strong personal development during the season or alternatively this award is for someone who shows the dedication, promise and commitment to want to become a better player. Is there someone who worked really hard and got themselves moved up into a higher grade team or who has become a “leading light” within their own team. The award is for a female player who does extra training in their own time or someone who has shown the ability to grow into a fantastic footballer. We will award this trophy to a suitable player from any age grade and if necessary there will be two Most Promising Female awards, recognising the different environment and competition structures for “younger” age players and “older” age-grade players.

 

Most Promising Male player

For a male of any age playing in Mixed Grade football up to and including 14th grade. This award can be for a talented individual who has shown strong development during the season or alternatively this award is for someone who shows the dedication, promise and commitment to want to become a better player. Is there someone who worked really hard and got themselves moved up into a higher grade team or who has become a “leading light” within their own team. The award is for a male player who does extra training in their own time or someone who has shown the ability to grow into a fantastic footballer. We will award this trophy to a suitable player from any age grade and if necessary there will be two Most Promising Male awards, recognising the different environment and competition structures for “younger” age players and “older” age-grade players.

 

John Bradbury Cup

This is one of our two most prestigious awards, awarded to a player with exceptional skills who demonstrates exceptional commitment to their team and to their own development.  For a player who has worked hard during the season and achieved fantastic results possibly including selection to Federation Talent Centre (FTC) or National Talent Centre (NTC) levels. Ideally in addition this person has helped the rest of their grade by playing for other teams or has helped the club by assisting with coaching a younger team.

 

Judy Morris Memorial Plate

The second of our prestigious awards, this is awarded to a parent or supporter who is a Petone stalwart – fully committed to the junior club and has put in significant time and effort to make Petone FC a great place for our junior players.