The HCLFC awards night, hosted at North Cave, was a night to remember for everyone involved in the club. From players and coaches to staff and parents, City’s awards night brought us all together to highlight some of the best performers on, and off, the pitch.
The night began with the reserves team’s awards. Olivia Sellars was awarded top scorer for the season, after scoring an impressive six goals for the Tigresses reserves. The Player of the season for the reserves was given to Libby Gray, who showed great potential this season and will be looking to break into the first team next year.
Also after showing some promising form in the first team, Lois Damms won the Reserves Player’s Player of the season.
The first half of the night continued with many thanks to the staff and volunteers who made the season just gone a memorable one. The HCLFC project has been progressed massively by everyone involved in the club and the appreciation for every person who has contributed is such a big reason why the next season is being faced with such enthusiasm and positivity.
The volunteer of the season was given to Dave Bell. Dave has helped the club with all sorts over the years, giving a great amount of time and work for the club over the years. He is somewhat of a legend at the club and the love for him and his work is clear to see at the club.
Dave chose his player of the season as well. He decided on our ever present and consistent skipper, Ellie Tanser.
The supporters of the season were deservedly given to Tom Irvin, Kevin Woodmansey and George Woodmansey. The three have been at every game and given their all to cheer the team on when times were good and bad. They represent Hull in the best way and never gave up in their support.
Tom, Kevin and George continued the trend set by Dave Bell and also chose the Tigresses captain as their player of the season.
The next player award was the Carol Thomas BEM young player of the season. The former England captain gave her award to Hannah Langford. The young fullback has made great progress this season and has now gained the recognition she deserves from a true legend of the women’s game.
Liberty Bott was awarded the top goalscorer for the season. City’s pacey winger made it 5 for the season and was also very productive in terms of creativity and was a vital part of the Hull City Ladies attack in the past season.
The goal of the season was unsurprisingly awarded to Helen Lynskey. The relatively recent arrival has scored some brilliant goals for City. Braces against Sheffield and Huddersfield included some top draw finishes from range. But the pick of the bunch went to her beautiful, dipping strike against Huddersfield Town away. The award went to a shot that was the vital catalyst in City’s most impressive win of the season on the final day.
Ellie Tanser made it a hat trick of awards as she won the coveted Player of the Season award. Ellie has been an absolute rock at the back for City this season, she dominated in the air and was calm and collected on and off the ball. Her contribution this season has been immense, especially against Huddersfield away, where she marshalled the back line for city to get their first away win of the year. The amount of awards she received was absolutely deserved. Tanser also picked up the Player’s player of the year award, in moemory of Donna Nickolay, to cap off a very busy night for the City centre half.
The award night was a great night for the club and gave a new sense of positivity for the season coming.
Awards Sponsors: Wolds Engineering, Reds10, Mark Moverley, Les Holland, Scribes, Linkadek, Humber Collective, Barcode Solutions
Thank Yous: Pete Fisher DJ, Rich Reynolds Magician, J&M Bouncetastic, North Cave, Awards FC
*Written By Alfie Lord
*Photos by Kevin Greene, Jon & Charlotte Purkis!