Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Football -

Pil­grims FC con­tinue to grow.

Two un­der-8 teams will start play­ing in the new sea­son, tak­ing the to­tal of young­sters in­volved at the club to around 140.

Karl Lowry has taken over as di­rec­tor of football, sup­ported by chair­man Chris Hinds, son Kyran now sec­re­tary, and trea­surer Stu­art Hills.

The club held their end-of-sea­son awards pre­sen­ta­tion, recog­nis­ing the achieve­ments of play­ers and vol­un­teers alike.

Win­ners: man­agers’ Zach bal­lon Meads un­der-9s award: Park­house; d’or: Harry (un­der-9s), run­ner-up: Jack Hills (un­der-10s), third place: Jamie Ri­ley (un­der-13s); Calvin Lud­lum Shield: Stu­art Hills; un­der­10s man­agers’ award: Harry Carmel-Smith.

Coach- of- t he- year: Char­lie King (un­der­13s); vol­un­teer-of-the year: Dave Sharp.

Lowry added: “The club also pre­sented a gift to my fa­ther, John, who al­ways gives up his time to mark the lines and pre­pare pitches for up to six hours a week.”

“We are a friendly, fun club and any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing us should con­tact us via our web­site or face­book or ring me on 07968 386663.”

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4861405

Queen’s Head (bibs) try to get a look-in against Kent Football at Ap­ple­dore

Harry Meads re­ceives the bal­lon d’or award from the club’s founder and for­mer chair­man Miles Morris

Zach Park­house re­ceives his un­der-9 man­agers’ award from club spon­sor Three R’s Teacher Re­cruit­ment’s mas­cot

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