SEASON AWARDS 2020
Due to the restrictions on events, unfortunately this year we were unable to host our annual season awards. Despite this, we feel it is important to praise different players for their achievements and efforts during a challenging season.
The awards are across all 3 ages groups from the first team, under 23s and the under 18s as well as the members club player of the season and an additional award of volunteer of the year!
Now for the first team awards........
Managers player of the season - Hady Ghandour
Award sponsored by David Penn, Ian Bullock & the T&MUFC
Hady, who recently spent several weeks on trial with Charlton
Athletic has been picked by managers Ashley and Cornelius
for this years 'managers player of the season'. Hady, who is a
product of the youth set up is a popular amongst both fans
and fellow players for this tireless running and knack of scoring
important goals and not to mention his 4 goals away at Chertsy back
Players player of the season - Nathan Daly
Award sponsored by Ismail Ghandour
The players have spoken and this years players player of the season
goes to defender Nathan Daly. Nathan, played 27 times for the Terrors
in the heart of the defence. The experienced centre half was a huge miss
when he suffered a shoulder injury, and was a big boost when he was
declared fit to play.
Top goalscorer - Danny Bassett
Award sponsored by
For the second year in the row, the teams top goalscorer award goes to
Danny Bassett. With an impressive tally of 20 goals, he beat his tally last
season by 2 in the cut short season. The every reliable forward was a
consistent scorer; which included a memorable goal which saw off
Conference South side Dorking Wanderers in the FA Cup.
The supporters awards
This year we had nearly 100 votes from supporters online. The categories include supporters player of the season, most improved and new to this year the volunteer of the year (which will be revealed at the end!)
Supporters player of the year - James Shaw
Award sponsored by Graham Newsom & Moswen Communications
This years supporters player of the year award goes to goalkeeper
James Shaw. After an unsteady season between the sticks for the Terrors,
James has been a welcomed addition to the side. Not just the most capped
player (43 in all competitions), Tooting boasted the best defence in the entire
league conceding 29 goals in 27 games. A popular figure amongst players
and fans, who also regularly contributes to popular fan blog 'South London is
Black and White' giving fans great insight into the club and his own role.
Supporters most improved player of the season - Hady Ghandour
Award sponsored by
Hady notches his second award of the night, winning the supporters vote
for the most improved player of the season.
Under 23s awards
Managers players of the season - Kyrique Garvey Williams
Award sponsored by Ismail Ghandour
This seasons managers player of the season goes to midfielder Kyrique Garvey
Williams. Kyrique, who spent time with both the first team and the under 23s
was a huge influence in the team, who only lost twice all season and were just 3
points off second when the season came to an abrupt end.
Players player of the season - Mo Sahnoun
This seasons under 23s players player of the season award goes to Mo Sahnoun.
The tricky winger, who has also featured for the first team has proven to be a
creative outlet for the Terrors. Along with his twin Abs, the Sahnoun's have a bright
future ahead of them and will hopefully see more of him next season.
Top goalscorer – Junior Timite
Junior Timite takes the top goalscorer award, with an impressive 9 goals
with 2 coming from the penalty spot. Junior, started the season in fine
form with 2 goals in the opening match away at South Park and scored further
important goals in wins against Faversham and Three Bridges.
Under 18s/Academy Awards
Players player – Noah Kelo
Managers player – Kesna Clark
Top goalscorer – Kesna Clark
Most significant improvement – Adam Moussa
Award sponsored by
The Members club
Members club player of the season - James Shaw
This years members club player of the year goes to James Shaw, who gets his
second award of the year.
Here are a few words from the members club chairman Chris Woolley
"Well done to James on being chosen as our player of the season. Ever present throughout the season he has made his presence on the field known to his team mates, oppositions and sometimes even to the referee, as a commanding figure. What has been so outstanding has been his attitude in wanting to play every match, even when it wasn’t a particularly important game. It is an example of the Corinthian spirit that is often lacking in professional sport these days, which sets an example for all our youth players to emulate in seasons to come. A well deserved award."
Last, but certainly not least.... this years volunteer(s) of the year!
Awards sponsored by
New to this year is the volunteer of the year award voted by the fans via the online form, which we received nearly 100 votes across the board. We were overwhelmed with nice comments about several hardworking volunteers, which we will be sharing as well.
Below is a message from Chair Caroline McRoyall about the importance of our volunteers.
"Volunteers are vitally important in sports clubs up and down the country and no more so than here at T&MUFC. The club relies on volunteers to organise match days, raise funds, promote our activities and engage with new fans. The club wouldn’t be half as successful without everyone’s help and support and to recognise this we wanted to introduce a volunteer of the year award, voted on by fans of the club. The aim was to find and highlight that one individual whose efforts to help the club go above and beyond, the response we had was amazing and it was great to read the comments everyone submitted. In the end we found not one winner but two….. "
The awards go to Phil Nightingale and Peter Donoghue
The first award goes to Phil Nightingale, who received several votes and
lovely comments about his efforts. Phil, who is regularly at the ground
between match days cleaning up, fixing nets, putting up advertising boards
and catching up with both managers to see if there is any errands to
be run. On match days, can be found welcoming new and returning fans
and generally running around doing odd jobs to ensure match days run
smoothly. *SPOILER ALERT* Phil has also been Terror the Tiger
and stepped up to be to in goal for a penalty shootout with several children
as part of the Football festival, which also happened to be one of the
hottest days of the year! Below are some of the kind words shared by fans:
"Helps promotes the club on and off the pitch"
"Simply Mr Tooting!"
"Always works hard behind the scenes"
The second award goes Peter Donoghue, who also received a number of
votes and positive comments. Peter, who is a long time fan of the Terrors
can regularly be found at both home and away games encouraging all players.
He is also a regular writer for popular fan blog 'South London is Black and White'
where he shares insight and anecdotes into following the Terrors and away day
fun and games. Peter also went above and beyond to lead on online events
for fans during the lockdown with a tremendous effort, including online race
night, cluedo and comedy night to name a few. Below are some kind words
shared by fellow fans:
"Not just for his volunteer work and offering to help other volunteers out,
but the way he welcomes new fans, has ran themed zoom nights during
lockdown, crafted strikerlina for Scarlett and generally been a positive force
within the TAM community."
"Always helping in various forms at the ground, but more importantly
helping fans outside of the football bubble too."
"incredibly committed and dedicated volunteer who does so much with little fan fare"
Honorable mentions and comments
Steve Harold ( Hackbridge Harry)
"As well as helping out on the tooting merchandise and supporting other volunteers, he was the first person to say hello and welcome me in, like I've seen him (and Ant) do and numerous occasions. Always has a positive vibe and friendly character which, amongst other things, makes going to tooting enjoyable as a new supporter"
"has show tremendous kindness towards myself and my family as new supporters making us feel welcome, his work on match days selling merchandise and generally being a top top bloke. Only downside is the harmonica playing."
"I struggle to see how he finds time to do all the things that he already does, and now I believe he has undertaken to edit the programme next season too!"
"Involved in so many areas behind the scenes, instrumental in bringing SLiBaW to the club. Passionate and a top bloke."
"For all his roles in the club from coaching to running the blog site"
"Andy for help in out over the COVID 19 with the food for people and for also come in back from when he was not well."
"Andy Harrup. Always there when you need him"
"Best programme in the League!"
"Ian Bullock and David Penn I think they both do amazing things for the club i respect them both"
"In undertaking his voluntary role, Keith missed about 75% of every home game working in the boardroom to ensure that we fulfilled our responsibilities in hosting visiting club and match officials - one of the lesser seen, and unsung heroes"