The cream of local football take a bow at awards night
THE Post again honoured grassroots football when the Star Man award winners received their trophies.
A total of 32 players were rewarded for outstanding displays during the 2011-12 season.
And to add glamour to the night, Bristol City's long-serving defender Louis Carey was on duty to congratulate all the award winners and hand out their trophies.
It marked the 43rd year since the start of the Star Man feature in The Post and the winners selected from the Star Match every weekend throughout the season, turned out in force to collect their awards.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
Players were chosen from the major Saturday and Sunday leagues in and around Bristol, including Gloucestershire County, Somerset County, Combination, Bristol & Avon, Bristol & District, Suburban, Downs and Churches leagues.
Officials from both Gloucestershire and Somerset FAs attended the event at the Fry Club and were full of praise for The Post's continued coverage of grassroots football.
David Neale, chief executive of Gloucestershire FA, said: "Once again it is a pleasure to see so many players rewarded for their performances on the field.
"To think that this event has been going on for more than 40 years is a testament to the paper's on-going support of our game and I would like to thank the paper on behalf of everyone here tonight."
Jon Pike, secretary of Somerset FA, added: "The Star Man awards are great at helping to foster a good team spirit and whenever a match is chosen there is a real buzz around the teams involved."
Mike Norton, editor of The Post, said: "The paper is committed to supporting grassroots football in the Bristol area and I know just how important it is for players to receive the recognition they deserve when they have performed well.
"The Post is the only media outlet that has such in-depth coverage of these leagues and we see it as a service to readers and players."