On Saturday 29th June Newton Aycliffe Junior FC held the clubs annual end of season presentation day at Woodham Academy where the club are based.

All of the NAJFC “Footballing Family” inclusive of the clubs committee, managers, coaches, parent helpers, players, parents and guardians alike came together to celebrate each teams and every one of their players season achievements including several tournaments or cup competitions wins.

It has been another fantastic season of football for all our teams and the club celebrations were opened by the Chairman, Nige Slatcher, who provided everyone in attendance with some important club updates and our aspirations for the new season. One very pleasing club development was the formation of NAJFC’s new and very successful Wild Cats section for girls.

He then presented the prestigious chairman’s award to Damian AcunaOcana who thoroughly deserved the accolade for his commitment to the club whilst holding various club positions over the last 13 years. So, well done Damian and thanks for all your efforts.

The clubs team of the year award was then presented to the U10’s Whites who were equally surprised and overjoyed at receiving the award.

Nige finished by recognising, on behalf of the club, five people who were leaving their nominated roles and he thanked the following for considerable efforts over a number of years, Michelle & Damian AcunaOcana, Rob Goddard, Adrian Dawson and Neil Patterson.

Following the chairman’s opening each team manager in turn invited their team onto the stage to present every player with a well-deserved individual participation trophy which the players get to keep.

At the end of the session all the club managers were invited back to the stage to present their teams “nominated award winners” which are listed below by category:

Player of the Year

Under 7 Juniors -Alfie White
Under 7 Whites- Joel Turner
Under 8 -Logan Clish
Under 9 -Jamie Liddle
Under 10 Whites -Ido Sandler
Under 10- Ashton Heilbron
Under 11- Harvey Lee
Under 11- Jack Gibson
Under 12- Charlie Etheridge
Under 13 – Russell Foster-  Lewis Sangster
Under 13 – TJFA- Dom Stacey
Under 14- Jake Watson and Lewis Hardy
Under 17 -Marcus Breden Brown and Curtis Curl

Managers Player of the Year

Under 7 Juniors- Kai Dugdale
Under 7 Whites- Tyler Waterworth
Under 8- Sam Brumwell
Under 9- Zeke Dunn
Under 10 Whites- Grace Dobson
Under 10 -Danny Rutherford
Under 11- Jack Lowis
Under 11- Jack Gibson
Under 12- Cody Barnes
Under 13 – Russell Foster – Archie Marshall
Under 13 – TJFA – Charlie Bunton
Under 14- Georgie Johnson
Under 17- Damian Lawson

Golden Boot

Under 7 Juniors – Jack Collingwood
Under 7 Whites- Jack Richardson
Under 8- Evan Norman
Under 9- Thomas Howey
Under 10 Whites- Jayden Hartshorn
Under 10- Kai Thistlewaite and Ashton Heilbron
Under 11 – Aidan Armstrong
Under 11- Jake Smith
Under 12- Zak Seymour
Under 13 – Russell Foster -Herbie Parry
Under 13 – TJFA- Zack Blythe
Under 14- Dylan Maughan
Under 17- Noah Ellis

Players Player

Under 7 Juniors- Dom Hullah
Under 7 Whites- Jack Richardson
Under 8- Trent Telford
Under 9 – Jack Forsyth
Under 10 Whites- Ethan Churcher
Under 10- Josh Thistlewaite
Under 11- James Chadwick
Under 11- Noah Scotchbrook
Under 12- Lewis Dickinson
Under 13 – Russell Foster – Josh Bagshaw
Under 13 – TJFA – Sam Porteous
Under 14 -Ben Hitch
Under 17- Elliot Dixon

Sporting Player Most Improved

Under 7 Juniors- Mason Brown
Under 7 Whites- Jensen Smith
Under 8- Layton Harris
Under 9- Theo Jackson
Under 10 Whites -Joel Hopper
Under 10- Roman Dinsley
Under 11- Aidan Armstrong
Under 11- Alyssa Bower
Under 12- Jake Blythe
Under 13 – Russell Foster -Louis Shaw
Under 13 – TJFA -Tom Aspinall
Under 14 -Jake Hobman
Under 17- Lewis Wade

Tournament Player

Under 8 – Alex Fielden
Under 11- Niall Armstrong
Under 13 – TJFA – Jake Patterson

Everyone in attendance enjoyed the day and as always the players were a credit to the club and their parents or guardians and not just on the day but throughout the whole season when representing the club.

So well done to everyone and a final thank you to all our club volunteers and team sponsors for all your continued support.