Bourne juniors celebrate 35th season with awards evening

Bourne Town JFC U14 Blues with coaches Simon Booth and Kevin Sleight
Bourne Town JFC U14 Blues with coaches Simon Booth and Kevin Sleight
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Bourne Town Juniors Football Club - now in its 35th year - held its annual presentation ceremony at Bourne Corn Exchange on Saturday, June 15.

An afternoon session was held for the U6 to U11 age groups, followed by an evening presentation for U12s through to U15s with more than 200 boys and girls attending the event.

Managers and coaches gave their accounts of the season before announcing the winners of individual trophies for manager’s player of the year, players’ players of the year, most improved players of the year and supporters’ players of the year.

Among the club’s achievements this season there was double success for the Under 14s with the Blues winning the Peterborough Junior Alliance League third division and the Reds winning the League Cup.

Bourne’s U10 Reds were runners-up in the league’s White Zone, and the U9s and U10 Blues both won FA Respect Champions awards.

To celebrate the club’s 35th anniversary, chairman Steve Moss also presented president (and founder) Ian Sharkey with a special award in recognition of this milestone.

Secretary Rick Bishell thanked all the players, guests, the club’s committee and coaches, and Vicky Clark, Barclays Bank and Ian Bland for helping to make the evening a huge success.

The club plans to launch a new U6 team for boys and girls in the current school Reception year.

All abilities are welcome, and anyone interested should email Mr Bishell at

Winners of the 2012-13 awards

The managers’ players of the year across the age groups were Ryan Cirano, Alex Galpin, Alfie Courton, Dylan Taylor, Joseph Revell, Omar Hinks, Kieran Horsepole, Nathan Thorley, Joshua Haynes-Barrett, Ben Moss, Harry Kirk, Kane Chapman, Rhys Young, Lydia Finch and Grace Rennie.

Players’ players of the year were Joe Manning, Alex Galpin, Jack Golding, Alex Starbuck, Molly Bull, Alfie Bennett, Tim Worgan, Sam Lynch, Thomas Richardson, Dan Henson, Sam Moore, Matthew Cotter, James Moss and Alisha Fleet.

Winners of the most improved player of the year awards were Ellis Burgwine-Jones, Daniel Galpin, Ben Hampton, David Turner, Isaac Bates, Will Astley, Sophie Payne, Joshua Stone, Adam Kirby, Tom Gurney, Matthew Bills, Cavan Gaunt, Zach Allen, Maddy Orford and Louise Lindley.

Supporters’ player of the year awards went to Joe Manning, Jack Golding, Alfie Courton, Molly Bull, Alfie Bennett, Max Peverell, John Etherton, Lewis Clark, Ruben Threlfall, Tom Login, Kamil Danielewski, James Moss and Lydia Finch.