NOTTINGHAM SFA NEWS
23 May 2013
Old Boys Attend NSFA Presentation Evening
Nottingham Schools’ Football Association staged its annual Presentation Ceremony at Ellis Guilford School on Thursday 16th May.
There were four guests of honour for the evening: Martin Smith, Service Manager for Sport, Outdoor and Adventure for the City Council and three ex-City Boys, who were part of the successful Mansfield Town squad, whose wonderful season ended with promotion to League Division Two. Head coach, Richard Cooper, who was also returning to his old school, was joined by Anthony Howell and Ben Hutchinson. They were all kept busy presenting trophies during the evening.
Each member of the five City representative teams received a team photograph and special trophies were given to the six children, who had been voted “Players’ Player of the Season” by their peers, they were:
U15: Jack Gilchrist of Ellis Guilford, U14: Lethan O’Connor of Trinity, U13: Declan Dunn of Bulwell Academy, U12: Zayden Conroy of Nottingham University Samworth Academy, U11: Rasharn Altaf of Whitemoor Academy.
The awards for the two best schools in the 2012-13 season were also presented. Fernwood Junior School received the Fred Riddell Primary Achievement Cup, while Nottingham Academy was awarded the Tim Nicholson Memorial Cup. The “Goal of the Season” trophy was won by Zak Kinniburgh of Nottingham U13s.
Finally the David Pleat Cup, awarded for sportsmanship and loyal service to Nottingham Schools’ F.A, was presented to Luke Farmer (Ellis Guilford School and Nottingham U15s).
An audience of about 300 people also enjoyed a video production showing action from City team matches throughout the season.
Luke Farmer receives his award.