Davis: Other clubs should fol­low our lead

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BYDANNYCARO

SPORT JONNY DAVIS de­scribed South Manch­ester Sports Club’s 65th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions as “sen­sa­tional”.

Play­ers past and present con­verged on the Ur­bis Na­tional Foot­ball Mu­seum for a gala event that cul­mi­nated in the club’s end-of-sea­son awards.

“The event was be­fit­ting of our club and it was the best we’ve put on,” said Davis.

“Win­ning is not the most im­por­tant fac­tor at this club and this makes us dif­fer­ent for any other.

“We’re a strong out­fit which prides it­self on par­tic­i­pa­tion, en­joy­ment and do­ing things the right way.”

Marks­man Adam Lavin re­tained the Golden Boot, while young keeper Alex Davies and Toby Levy also re­ceived sil­ver­ware in a sea­son where South Manch­ester’s first team fell ag­o­nis­ingly short in the clos­ing weeks.

Un­der Jody Marks, they reached three cup semi-fi­nals and fin­ished run­ners-up in the Ac­coun­tants League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion.

Marks said: “Foot­ball is a game of fine mar­gins and with a bit more com­po­sure in the big games, the sea­son could have been so very dif­fer­ent.”

For­mer Manch­ester United player Paul Kirkham has been ap­pointed se­nior foot­ball coach at the club.

Dur­ing the evening, where the spe­cial guest was for­mer Manch­ester City player Den­nis Tueart, funds were raised for the On­col­ogy Unit at The Christie Hospi­tal.

South Manch­ester chair­man Jonny Davis col­lected an award mark­ing 50 years ser­vice for the club.

He said: “The club is a big part of my life and if it broke up I’d never join any­one else.”

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