Efficient clubs pick up awards at annual meetings
THE Peterborough and District Youth League held their annual meeting at the PSL Club where it was announced that 70 teams will play in three different age groups next season.
There will be two divisions in the Under 15 and Under 16 sections with three divisions competing in the Under 18 age group.
Also resolved at the meeting was the election of officers for the 2010/11 season with Graham Phillips named president and Maurice Starkey, Derek Vernum and Jack Hindle chosen as the vice-president roles.
Hazel Dudley returns as secretary, David Godfrey was named treasurer, the referee’s secretary will be Francis Dudley, who also resumes the post of fixture secretary, with Hazel Dudley also doubling up as registration and results secretary.
Completing the administrative line-up were Bill Wright, who was named as chairman, with David Stapleton as his vice-chairman while Glen Harper resumes his duties as public relations officer.
There were also a number of awards handed out with Woodston, Ketton and Rippingale & Folkingham handed fair play awards in the Under 15, 16 and 18 age groups respectively, with the chairman’s award going to Thorney Colts and the referees award to Vincent Price.
THE Peterborough & District Football League were busy shuffling the pack at their annual meeting,
Following the withdrawals of Benwick, Manea, Wimblington, Hampton Sports Reserves, Manea Reserves, Wimblington Reserves and Wimblington A, six new teams were elected into the league structure.
They are Farcet, Hartford Sun, Riverside Rovers, Ryhall, Whittlesey Blue Star, Woodston, Oundle Reserves and Ryhall Reserves.
Following the re-structuring at the meeting and the re-election of officers, the league then made a series of presentations earned by club’s and individuals during the course of last season.
Norman Vasey won the Ralph Leigh Memorial Cup for Referee of the Year while the Peter Goodhand Sportsmanship Shield went to Werrington FC.
Top administrators and recipients of the Owen England Shield were Dave Barfoot (Gedney Hill FC) and Rebecca Morley (Stamford Bels) with the Assistant Referee of the Year going to Roy Jinks from Alconbury FC.
Pete Spridgeon received a long service award in recognition of his 15 years with the league while club secretaries Craig Shuttleworth (Rutland Rangers), Paul Cox (Eye Sports), Kim Woodthorpe (Langtoft FC) and Trevor Bass (Whittlesey FC) all received awards for five years service.