Voting for MYFC Player of the Year 2020/21

Marlborough Youth FC has reached the end of the 2020-2021 football season and once again we seek your votes for our annual Club Player of the Year.

There are two awards :

Award 1: MYFC Player of the Club – ‘Club Volunteer Vote’

Award 2: MYFC Player of the Club – ‘Parents and Public Vote’

All parents and members of the public are invited to take part in the ‘Parents and Public Vote’. 

All of the Club’s coaches and volunteers can vote in the ‘Club Volunteer Vote’,

Please take part in this celebration of our players’ achievements after what has been a very challenging season which has shown us all the importance of grassroots community sport and demonstrated the strength and resilience of the Club, our volunteers and most of all our players…

Nomination Process

Nominations have been collected from the Club’s Team Managers for players in any age group who have excelled in any aspect of their football, including contribution to the game, fair play, helping others, support and commitment, as well as ability and performance.

Voting Rules

1) One vote per person.

2) All votes must be received by midnight on 24 June 2021.

3) The winner will be then announced on social media and details for the award presentation confirmed.

Thank you all for your continued support!


U10s Angels (Girls) – Mia Evans
Nominated by Matt Hodey

This time last year Mia joined our team having never kicked a football before. 12 months on she is now one of our strongest players and scored more than 20 goals this season. She is the only girl from her school to join MYFC so didn’t know any of the girls before she arrived and she is always so positive, happy and upbeat and just wants to learn and learn. She is a real credit to her family and to her teammates and has shown brilliant resilience and ability over the last year, ever more so, to keep practising on her own. A fabulous footballer who will only get better and better. Please take forward Mia’s nomination.

U9s Angels (Girls) – Georgia Riches
Nominated by Jeff Hall

On behalf of the U9 Angels coaches I would like to nominate Georgia Riches as club player of the year. Georgia is an outstanding footballer and is easily the best player on the team. Aside from Georgia’s footballing prowess she’s a great team player, liked by her peers and her coaches. She always gives 100% at training and in matches and although very competitive, she maintains a high level of sportsmanship. She’s a wonder to watch and a joy to coach. 

U12 Rebels (Girls) – Isla Clare
Nominated by Austin Lillywhite

As Manager of the U12 Rebels, my nomination is Isla Clare.  Isla is a dedicated, extremely talented and thoughtful footballer.  Having moved to Newbury she still attends all practices and matches and always arrives with a smile on her face.  She has not only been our main talisman in guiding the team to 5th place in a league, in which we are playing up a year.  Her commitment to football knows no bounds, she represents Marlborough at County level and plays for Swindon Town.
It has to be said her life is football, but despite her talent she is first and foremost part of the team, treating everyone with respect and kindness.
Isla thoroughly deserves this award, which would also reward the outstanding performance of all 26 members of the squad.

U15s Angels (Girls) – Niamh Hourd
Nominated by John Whitehead

Niamh bravely stepped up this season when her team needed her most. Previously an outfield player as we’d had a regular goalkeeper, Niamh put her hand up to play in goal. Through determination, resilience and a great attitude to learning new skills and applying herself to the full, Niamh has made the position her own. Her decision-making and ball handling have all gone from strength to strength and this season she has pulled off some stupendous saves. Niamh is a credit to her team and the Club and a great example to our younger players.

U12s (Mixed) – Julia White
Nominated by Bryan Rumbold

Driven, consistent and some of the challenges made this year make Roy Keane look like a kitten. Incredibly bright footballing future if she keeps working as hard as she currently is.

U14 Eagles (Mixed) – Tom Giles
Nominated by Alex Reynolds
Tom has been with Marlborough Youth since age 6 and has been a great example to others through the year in his team spirit, determination, fair play and always having a smile on his face. I am lucky to coach such a polite and intelligent player and his conduct this season sums up his team spirit, as Tom had expected to be able to play outfield this season as we had a new goalkeeper lined up but unfortunately then did not join us. Instead of moaning, Tom did what was best for the team and has played brilliantly in goal all season, epitomising his selflessness.
I can also count on my hand the amount of games Tom has missed over the past few seasons showing his dedication to the team and is an ever-present at training each week, always looking to improve himself and the team.

How To Vote

Please click the link below to vote for your Player of the year.

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