Tuesday 23rd June 2009

2008-09 Presentation Evening - Friday 19th June 2009

Rocester Football Club held their annual presentation evening at Hillsfield on Friday evening.

Central defender Chris McComisky (left) was the star of the show, making a clean sweep of all three first team awards.

Manager Alan Beaman announced that he and his management team had picked McComisky as their Managers' Player of the Season, and in the Players' Player award he was again the near unanimous choice among his team mates.

McComisky completed his hat-trick of awards when he was also named as the Supporters Player of the Season, just edging out Martin Gadsby in a very close count.

"Chris didn't join us until November, so for him to win all three awards speaks volumes for what he has done." said Beaman.

"I think he's only missed one match since he signed, and his consistency and performance levels have been excellent."

In the youth team awards, Paddy Farrelly (below left) picked up the Players' Player of the Season, while goalkeeper Alex Langridge (below right) scooped the Manager's award.

The evening began with a speech from club chairman Dave Price, who looked back over a difficult season that eventually saw the Romans end the campaign on the up with just one defeat in their last nine games - and that being an unfortunate loss at league champions Market Drayton Town.

He thanked everyone who helps out behind the scenes, and spoke about the development work going on around the ground that will eventually provide the club with some excellent facilities.

"We have to be patient and put up with the disruption at the moment, but I can see Rocester being the place to come and play football once it's all completed." He said.

Price also pointed out that several of the club's junior teams had won their leagues, and that most of the other teams finished in the top three in their age groups so the longer term future is looking very good indeed.

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