Clyde awards at the Town Hall
Honours for players past and present
Rutherglen Town Hall was the venue for Clyde’s annual awards function.
For the first time, the event saw an integration of the official Clyde FC Player of the Year awards, alongside the annual presentations by the Castlemilk Branch and Executive Club and the popular Hall of Fame induction.
New awards also made their debut, namely Goal of the Season, Youth and Community Coach award and a Supporter Recognition award.
In addition, a special presentation was made to acknowledge the Clyde career of physio Iain McKinlay, who recently announced his departure from the club after 13 years of service.
The Bully Wee’s first choice goalkeeper Alan Martin was a big winner on the night, taking the main Player of the Year trophy and another two awards.
Clyde legend Brian Ahern was acclaimed as he was inducted to the club’s Hall of Fame. The former Bully Wee stalwart, who was joined by his family, was quick to praise a “beautiful evening’” which included heartfelt tributes from former teammates Dom Sullivan and Jim Dempsey.
The full list of award recipients is as follows: • Player of the Year: Alan Martin • Young Player of the Year: Scott Ferguson • Goal of the Season: Brian McQueen • Castlemilk Branch Player of the Year: Alan Martin
• Executive Club Player of the Year: Alan Martin
• Youth and Community Coach Award: Stephen Muckalt
• Supporter Recognition Award: Davie Paterson
• Special Recognition Award: Iain McKinlay • Hall of Fame Inductee: Brian Ahern Event organiser, club director Gordon Nisbet said: “As with any event of this nature, the amount of voluntary time selflessly given by Clyde minded individuals really should not go unnoticed and, on behalf of the club, I would like to thank the following for their personal input into the presentation that made the evening such a success; joint hosts of the night, club historian Gordon ‘Syd’ Sydney, club chaplain Rev John McKinnon and the unheralded Clyde media team of Graham Forrest, Andrew Muir and James Turnbull.”
Brian Ahern has joined the Clyde Hall of Fame
In safe hands Clyde keeper Alan Martin was 2015 Player of the Year