Adult Awards 2012/13
Maidstone Hockey Club members came together for a night of celebration and to recognize those individual award winners for the season. A glittering black-tie event was started with tapas, sangria and paella. Awards were presented by the Club Chairman, Roger Daniels, and the two Hockey Managers – Wendy Emery and Matt Evans. Afterwards there was dancing into the night. The Clubperson of the Year Award (for all round services to the club) was shared between Louise Cassey and Jimmy Christmas who have both made outstanding contributions. Louise is Fixture Secretary for the Ladies’ section, plays for the Ladies’ 1s, coaches the Juniors on Sundays and lead the girls u14s to their Kent victory. Jimmy is Men’s 1s player, coaches the Ladies’ 2s (who lost out on promotion by just 1 point), the Men’s lower club and also the Juniors on Sunday. They support all club events and both thoroughly deserve the accolade. Club Awards were:-
Ladies’ Player of the Year Jenny Vincent
Men’s Player of the Year Nick Leatherbarrow
Ladies’ Most Improved Player Emma Waters
Men’s Most Improved Player James Beacon
Ladies’ Young Player of the Year Emily Beacon
Men’s Young Player of the Year Rob Clarkson
Ladies’ Most Goals Brogan Cummins
Men’s Most Goals Nigel Swaffer
& Iain Brine Clubperson of the Year Louise Cassey & Jimmy Christmas Individual Team Player of the Year Awards: Ladies’ 2nds Donna Shalders
Ladies’ 3rds Jaime Cronk
Ladies’ 4ths Corrie Piper
Men’s 2nds Mike Smith
Men’s 3rds Nick Cornford
Men’s 4ths Chris Smith
Men’s 5ths Dominic Angear
Men’s 6ths Simon Emery
Men’s 7ths Jason Dann 5 members were recognised for their long years of dedicated service to the club:-
Stephen Rawlings (LVP) - has been a stalwart since the 1970s, pool umpire, many jobs, but particularly the bar.
Nigel Swaffer (LVP) - Supported the club for more than 40 years, Men's 1s captain in the 70s and 80s, and prolific goalscorer (1000 qualifying goals!).
Richard Martin (LVP) - 50 years playing with the club, numerous supportive roles, now responsible for pitch & clubhouse.
Phillip Brown (LVP) - 40 years in the club, numerous supportive roles, but especially press-ganging of players, through threats, bribery, & rewards.
Wendy Emery (VP) - 30 years in the club, numerous support roles, especially the Juniors, and now Hockey Manager-Ladies. Congratulations to them all.