It was a fabulous night full of surprises and celebrations at the Cardiff City Ladies Football Club end of season presentation evening.
It was another glorious and successful season at the clubs 42nd annual event, attended by 150 guests including players and coaches along with their families and friends from every section of the club who joined in the celebrations.
Guests of honour included the Clubs Vice Presidents Joan Bright and her husband Alan, and Professor Laura Mcallister who was on hand to present the Ann McAllister Cup in honour of her late Mum who was a huge supporter of our club to our Club Treasurer Chris Atkins in recognition of her outstanding contribution and dedication throughout the season.
The night was co-hosted by Club Chair Michele Adams and our match day announcer Chris Gadsby who interviewed players as young as 10 on their successes and events of the past season, as they came up to collect their trophies and medals.
Each section had trophies and medals on the table to show for their outstanding season, with the under 12’s stepping up first as league 2 champions. The under 14’s came runners up in their league, and also in the South Wales FA Cup, but collected their trophy for their success as Champions of the FAW National 7 a-side tournament played last week as part of the Champions League festival activities.
By their standards the under 16s had a quiet season finishing mid table in the league and cup semi-finalists but they all enjoyed coming up to be presented with their team photos.
The seniors, not to be outdone, also had their fair share of success throughout the season, both sides came third in their league, and the first team made it to the FA League Cup semi final whilst the reserves reached the quarter final.
Individual awards for Most Improved Players and Player of the Year were presented to every section, as well as a special Club Dragon Award presented to a player in every section for recognition of dedication, commitment and endeavour to the sport.
There was also recognition and thanks for all the coaches, volunteers, parents, friends and committee members for all their hard work and support throughout the season,
There was a surprise moment when the Kate Stratton Club Achievement Award was awarded to our media guys ‘The Radio Boys’ Chris Gadsby, Kieran Lacey and Nahum Bolt for their contribution to the match day experience throughout the season.
Former International player Michelle Green who gained 96 caps in an illustrious international career greeted all players who achieved international honours for the past season, Ella Powell, Caitlin Morris, Emily Poole, Ffion Morgan, Shaunna Jenkins, Chloe Chivers, Ffion Llewellyn,
Gemma Evans, Laura O’Sullivan, and Hannah Miles.
The Presidents Cup awarded to the ‘Senior Players Player of the year’ was won by Chloe Lloyd in recognition of an outstanding season in the FA Women’s Premier League.
CARDIFF CITY LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB
AWARD WINNERS FOR 2017
Under 12 ‘s Most Improved Player - Kate Wood
Under 12’s Player of the Year - Nicole Fenton
Under 14’s Most Improved player - Chelsea Williams & Sian Lloyd
Under 14’s Player of the Year - Phoebe Poole
Merit Award - Rhedd Lundin
Under 16’s Most Improved Player - Megan Phillips
Under 16’s Player of the Year - Amelia Barnes & Katie Williams
Baby Dragon - Emily Hanbury
Mini Dragon - Kiera Rice & Grace Rogers
Senior Dragon – Reserve Section - Chelsea Deacon
Senior Dragon - Ffion Llewellyn
Reserve Most Improved Player - Georgia Roberts - Powell
Coaches Reserves Player of the Year - Jasmine Turner
Reserve Players Player of the Year - Jasmine Turner
Senior Most Improved Player – Hannah Miles
Coaches Senior Player of the year - Cori Williams
The Presidents Cup awarded to the
Senior Players Player of the Year - Chloe Lloyd
Kate Stratton Award - The Radio Boys
Ann McAllister Cup - Chris Atkins