SILHILL FC held its annual gala awards and five-a-side tournament last Sunday at Sharmans Cross Road.
The club, which plays in the Birmingham and District AFA, had much to celebrate – last season Silhill teams won the Minor Cup and were finalists in the Roger Holder Cup.
The five-a-side tournament, held before the ceremony in driving rain, was won by AFC Lodge, champions of the Solihull and District Oakbourne Football League from Solihull Lodge.
Among the 2011 awards, David Icke of the first and second teams was named Footballer-of-the-Year while rising third XI player Billy Lambie was crowned Young-Player-of-the-Year.
The Stuart Hudson Memorial Shield was presented to Matt Scrivens, a Silhill stalwart whose professionalism, sportsmanship and dedication mirrored the qualities of the late Stuart Hudson.
The Golden Boot for top goalscorer was presented for the first time to Martin O’Driscoll (third XI), with 22 goals.
Silhill FC’s Most Improved Player was named as Justin Perry, while Team Motivator of the Season was Chris Edwards (third XI).
Best Newcomer was awarded to Cameron Knight also in the third team.
Clubman of the Year was Robert Stokes.
The first team Players’ Player of the Year was Karl Rogerson, with Icke taking the second team accolade, Jack Shephard the third XI and John Bradley the fourths.