The London Wayfarers Club Awards were presented at our end of season events, the Junior Festival Club Day and the Carnival themed Spring Ball.
Below an overview of all the worthy 2018 winners of the 8th annual London Wayfarers Club Awards.
Outstanding Contribution Award – Sarah Kenny
For all her years of service to the club Sarah was awarded with our most prestigious award. Over close to 15 years of London Wayfarers membership Sarah has performed many roles and given many hours to the club. She has been on the Club Committee for 6 seasons, even returning to the Club Secretary role, on the Ball committee for 3 years, took on the captaincy of the Ladies 5s and most recently the Trailblazers. This new development squad successfully enabled 28 girls to realise their dream of playing senior hockey. On top of that Sarah also umpires and coaches girls teams on Sundays.
The decision by the Executive Committee to award Sarah the Outstanding Contribution Award was of course unanimous and she joins an illustrious list of previous winners.
Senior Team of the Year – Ladies 1s
Finished 2nd in their division and gained promotion to South Division 1, just one league away from National Leauge .
Junior Girls Team of the Year – Girls U10A
The girls reached the South of England Finals this time around.
Junior Boys Team of the Year – Boys U14A
Back to Back league champions!
Junior Girls Player of the Year – Ruby Graham
Member of the GU12A league winning team & 7-a-side team which came 3rd at Regional Finals.
Junior Boys Player of the Year – Stan Cooke
BU14 goalkeeper, part of the BU14A league winning team, but shown a willingness to help out and stretch his development wherever he can playing for the U16s and several senior men’s teams.
Senior Club Top Scorer 2018 – Alex Penney
Scored 22 goals for the Men 1s, one more than last year when he also picked up this award.
Senior Coach of the Year – Anthony Rawlinson
For a third time on his return to the club as a coach having previously won it in 2013 and 2014. Involved in coaching most of the senior men’s and ladies teams this season and was also the lead coach for the Back To Hockey winter sessions.
Junior Coach of the Year – Adrian Darley
Coached the successful BU14 team to consecutive league honours. Together with Jo Darley helped out across the boys section.
Senior Volunteer of the Year – Tessa Penwarden
For a 2nd year running picking up the award as Ladies section vice captain. A challenging season for the section but kept it all running with the help of various committee members ans captains.
Junior Volunteer of the Year – Fiona Lloyd-Williams
Fiona has been all over the junior section for the past couple of seasons, even now her daughter is only an alumni member due to school commitments. She helped set up the Alumni programme, volunteers as coach and as coordinator at camps, is a Back to Hockey stalwart and week in week out coordinates the volunteers for the girls section.
Senior Fancy Dress 2018 – Men Pirates
First time in history that a Men’s team picks up the award. The Pirates looked good as air hostesses.
Senior Social Sensation 2018 – Paul Bentley
From umpiring to supporting teams and attending socials Paul is one of those valued volunteers who is London Wayfarers through and through. After 2015 he was voted Social Sensation for a second time.
Many congratulations to all our London Wayfarers Club Awards 2018 winners. Well deserved!
The President’s Award was not awarded this year. For all the previous winners please visit our Roll of Honour on the club website.