Belper United look back on season at club’s awards night

Scott Slater (centre) being presented his awards by First Team Manager Paul Postlethwaite (right) and John Edwards (Match Day Secretary)''Belper United
Scott Slater (centre) being presented his awards by First Team Manager Paul Postlethwaite (right) and John Edwards (Match Day Secretary)''Belper United

There was time to reflect on a long season for Belper United when the club’s end-of-season awards took place on Friday at Belper Town FC.

An impressive 85 people were in attendance at the event, made up of the under 14s, reserves, first team, family, friends and committee members.

An auction of Andre Wisdom boots, Eric Steele signed gloves, George Thorne signed boots and a Craig Bryson match-worn Scotland shirt raised a great amount for the club, as did a quick game of sit down bingo.

After speeches from club chairman Fraser Shaw and secretary Colin Davies, the main event of presenting the awards got under way.

Scott Slater took the top two prizes, winning the first team manager’s player of the year as well as the players’ player of the year.

19-year-old Sam Vickers, in his first year at the club, took the most awards.

Having been awarded the Green Army supporters’ first team player of the year, he also added leading goalscorer and Young Player of the year to his impressive collection.

Lewis Bamford took the most plaudits for the reserve team, winning manager’s player of the year and Green Army supporters’ reserve team player of the year.

Curtis Fallows won the reserve team players’ player of the year award to complete the selection of award handed out on a good evening for the club, whose first team enjoyed its first season in the Central Midlands League, playing at Belper Town’s Christchurch Meadow ground.