Youth leads the way at Wingate prizegiving
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