Former Clitheroe Wolves stars Joe Garner and Dominc Telford were special guests at their old club’s annual presentation weekend.
It has become necessary to split the event into three events due to the sheer size of the club – 31 teams represented Clitheroe Wolves in the 2013-14 season, with over 60 children training at Under 6.
The two main events were held in the Catholic Club. League 1 Player of the Year, Preston North End striker Garner, was on hand to present the trophies to all teams from Under 11 to Under 16.
Alan Greenwood, secretary of the Accrington Boys League, was also in attendance as a special guest. On the night, the Under 14 Green team, coached by Sven Russell and Terry Bridgeman, received the Sportsmanship Award from the ADJFL for the season.
The next evening saw the teams from Under 7 through to Under 10, including the new Under 11 girls’ team, take centre stage. Awards were presented by Telford, who has recently joined Stoke City from Blackpool.
Special awards given over the two evenings were the Martin Rimmer Team of the Year, which was won by the Under 12 Yellow for their contributions to the club and success through the season; the Robin Dawson Memorial Award for services to the club to Welfare Officer Julie Byrne; and Trutex Coach of the Year to Craig Nicholls for his efforts with the Under 10 Age group.
Each team received a Player of the Year, Manager’s Player of the Year and a Team Award to the most valued player. Special guests Garner and Telford were presented with a Clitheroe Wolves Outstanding Achievement Award for their continued success in the professional game.
Clitheroe FC kindly agreed to let the Wolves have the use of Shawbridge in order to hold a Festival of Football.
This consisted of all the Under 7 squads and younger playing a fun tournament on the Shawbridge surface.
Former Wolves player Ross Dent gave his time up to kindly present the medals and trophies to the children who had represented Wolves throughout the season.
There were over 60 children taking part in the tournament and all had an enjoyable time despite the weather not playing ball.
Thanks go to Clitheroe chairperson Ann Barker and Andrew Jackson of Clitheroe FC.
Many thanks from the club to main club sponsor McDonalds restaurant and manager Karen Howard. Clitheroe Wolves would like to thank all sponsors for their continued support.
The club also thank Ross Hibbert and Andrew Pritchard for their hard work throughout the season.
The Social Committee of Natalie Nicholls, Kay Aspinall, Victoria Thurnhill, Lesley Hibbert and Lisa Edwards did a fantastic job over the weekend, and £300 was given to the Twincess Charity, who the club met at the Macron Stadium in April.
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