Thanks to Sue Clapham, Rachel O’Connor and Helen Jeffray (photos).
Last weekend, against a backdrop of silverware, players, officials and supporters of Guiseley AFC celebrated a historic campaign with the end-of-season dinner at Otley Golf Club.
With a magnificent vista of the Wharfe Valley through the clubhouse windows, 125 guests settled down to enjoy a three-course meal with the courses interspersed with the presentation of prizes.
The main trophies on display were the Vanarama Conference North Play-Off Final winners’ trophy, won by a Guiseley side elevated to the top rank of non-league football for the first time, and the FA Women’s Premier League North Division One championship trophy, won by Guiseley Vixens Ladies who are elevated to the top echelon of the women’s game in the North for the first time.
The Academy’s under-21 side also had the West Riding County FA under-21 Divisional trophy they won in a season in which they were also cup runners-up and runners-up to Gateshead in the Conference North Youth Alliance.
The dinner was organised by Sue Clapham and the individual awards were presented by the managers and coaches of the respective teams.
First Team Awards
Manager’s Player of the Season (The Eric Waite Memorial Trophy) – Adam Boyes
Players’ Player of the Season – Jake Lawlor
Fair Play Trophy (The Michael Schofield Shield) – Ryan Toulson
Sponsors’ Player of the Season – Oli Johnson
Supporters’ Player of the Season – Jake Lawlor
Manager’s Player of the Season – Luke Porritt
Players’ Player of the Season – Luke Porritt
Top Goalscorer – Redmond Lee
Ladies’ First Team Awards
Manager’s Player of the Season – Ami Beresford
Players’ Player of the Season (The Gladys Clapham Memorial Trophy) – Ami Beresford
Top Goalscorer – Tanya Rich
Ladies’ Reserve Team Awards
Manager’s Player of the Season – Nicola Frankland
Players’ Player of the Season – Nicola Frankland
Top Goalscorer – Bethan Smith
Academy Volunteer Awards – Josh Snowden, Stephen Smith and Myles Foley
The Michael Hill Rose Bowl for the Young Achiever of the Year – Josh Brayshaw
The Freda Collinson Rose Bowl for club volunteer of the year – Alan Whitehead