Stal­wart Joe rewarded for out­stand­ing ser­vice

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - -

Joe Cle­ment, of Park Farm Rangers, has won the Mitre Prostar East Kent Youth League’s Brian Jame­son Me­mo­rial Cup for out­stand­ing ser­vice to youth football. The award was pre­sented at the club’s an­nual meet­ing at Chartham Vil­lage Hall. Joe, 57, who lives in Ash­ford, has coached club teams for 13 years and served as fix­ture sec­re­tary and now sec­re­tary and trea­surer. He has been a mem­ber of the League coun­cil for four years and is also se­nior regis­tra­tion sec­re­tary (un­der-14s-18s), deal­ing with more than 2,400 play­ers. Away from football, Joe is a qual­i­fied dis­abled sports in­struc­tor.

Park Farm Rangers are hold­ing an open morn­ing at Kingsnorth Parish Field on Satur­day from 10am-11.30am. Any play­ers aged be­tween six and 14 are wel­come to meet the man­agers and join in train­ing. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. For more de­tails go to www. park­farm­ The club host their an­nual pre­sen­ta­tion evening at Home­lands on Satur­day, July 27 (start 7.30pm). Dan No­den and Chris Cle­ments won Mar­ket Ho­tel’s player-of-the-sea­son awards at the Sun­day League club’s pre­sen­ta­tion day.

No­den won the man­ager’s tro­phy, while Cle­ments picked up the play­ers’ prize.

Fred­die Thomp­son won the Ever­ton Wyn­ter Award for most im­proved player, while Dan Cor­nell was the club’s top goalscorer.

Mark Cor­nell was club­man of the year and the Richard Bates Achieve­ment Award went to Paul Kerr.

Ho­tel’s present team beat the vets 5-3 in a match played be­fore the awards were handed out.

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