Youth leads the way at Win­gate prize­giv­ing

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY CRAIG SIL­VER

TWO Jewish play­ers were recog­nised at Win­gate & Finch­ley’s end of sea­son awards at the Abra­hams Sta­dium.

Fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful first sea­son with the North Lon­don club, El­liott Green won re­serve team player of the year. He said: “I’m ec­static to win such an award be­cause when I first joined the club I never would­havethought I’d get into the team let alone win the player of the year award.”

De­scribed as a rock solid de­fen­sive mid­fielder, he added: “I feel I’ve be­come a much bet­ter and quicker player this sea­son.”

Shai Re­vivo was named youth team player of the year. He said: “I’m sur­prised to win the award. I feel we have pro­gressed a lot this year and hope­fully we can do even bet­ter next sea­son.”

Club cap­tain Craig El­lis re­flected on a “dis­ap­point­ing” sea­son for the club who fin­ished 18th in the Ry­man League Di­vi­sion One North.

“It’s been a strug­gle,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of young play­ers com­ing into the squad and while I’ve been suf­fer­ing f r o m i n j u r i e s , I’ve tried to guide them from off the pitch. We are look­ing for­ward to next sea­son.”

Look­ing ahead to next sum­mer, El­lis also ex­pressed his ex­cite­ment for the Mac­cabiah Games: “It’s a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence to play in, and it would be an hon­our to play and even cap­tain the side.”

Win­gate keeper Gavin King was named player of the sea­son.

Best re­serve: El­liott Green

Ju­nior gong: Shai Re­vivo

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