Hednesford Town Football Club shrugged off their play-off final disappointment with their annual Presentation on Friday night which saw goalkeeper Dan Crane crowned Supporters Association and Manager’s Player Of The Year.
Kyle Patterson was awarded with the Player’s Player Award and also the Travel Club Player of the Year award while Darren Campion received the Hednesford Town Supporters Player of the Year. Danny Quinn’s outstanding scissor kick against Truro City in January was voted as goal of the season as all ticket holders were given a vote after watching a season highlights reel prior to the presentation.
Over one-hundred-and-seventy people turned out to celebrate with the Pitmen squad who finished second in the Zamaretto Premier Division and also won the Red Insure Cup as management team Rob Smith and Larry Chambers signed off a successful season.
Smith enthused, ‘Despite the play-off defeat we know that this Club has made a sizeable step forward this season, both on and off the pitch. Tonight was good to see the team get together as a squad but it was also important to merit the people behind the scenes who have put in so much hard work this season.’
Numerous presentations were made to several people who give up a great deal of time to run Hednesford Town by Club Secretary Terry McMahon. Cath McMahon, Paula Smith, Dorinda Gibbons, Sam Tudor and Michelle Plumb were all rewarded for their work in hospitality, catering, stewarding and office positions. Jon Hawkins was voted Supporters Association Supporter of the Year for his sterling work in producing highlights of matches, Marie O’Boyle was rewarded for her work selling raffle tickets and Dave and Scott Smith received thanks for their work on stadium safety among many other duties.
Jas Singh received the Clubman of the Year award for his work in the commercial department throughout the season, the important on-going assistance of Club Chairman Steve Price and his wife Carol was also noted and the Supporters Association received the Reg Stokes Memorial Shield for the hard work they have put in since December.
Terry McMahon registered his delight at the nights proceedings and looked forward to next season with huge enthusiasm, ‘Tonight’s event has showed how many people have a deep affiliation with our Club and, alongside the brilliant work of Rob and Larry, I am sure that Hednesford Town can continue to improve in all aspects as we move into the next season.’