Clevedon Town celebrate successful campaign with End of Season Awards

Pete Rideout presents the Supporters Player of the Year Award to Club Captain Callum Kingdon.

Pete Rideout presents the Supporters Player of the Year Award to Club Captain Callum Kingdon. - Credit: pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

Clevedon Town celebrated a full season of football with a return of their annual presentation evening at the Conservative Club.

There was plenty to celebrate, and the big individual winners on the night were club captain Callum Kingdon, Mitch Osmond and volunteer Sam Hibbs who all picked up two awards.

Kingdon had been announced as the Supporters' Player of the Year but picked up the Manager’s Player of the Year as a reward for his consistency and loyalty, having only missed 12 games since signing in 2015.

Club Captain Calum Kingdon with Young Player of the Year, goalkeeper Luca Smith.

Club Captain Calum Kingdon with Young Player of the Year, goalkeeper Luca Smith. - Credit: pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

Osmond won the final Player of the Month Award for April and became the first recipient of the new Ian Burgess Award, selected by awards sponsor and supporter Ian Burgess, as a reward for the way he has overcome a difficult year by putting in outstanding performances in the 22 appearances he made.

Captain, and leading scorer, Archie Ferris presented the Players' Player award to Alex Camm for a superb season, including 17 goals from midfield.

Team Captain Archie Ferris presents the Player's Award to Alex Camm.

Team Captain Archie Ferris presents the Player's Award to Alex Camm. - Credit: pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

The Young Player of the Year went to goalkeeper Luca Smith after arriving mid-season from Bristol City under-18s and having a big impact.

Under-18s assistant manager Dave Carey presented Freddie King with the under-18s Player of the Year after 20 goals in 15 games to add to 28 first-team appearances and captain Rob Atherton presented fellow defender Tom Kemble with the under-18s Player of the Year.

Under-18 skipper Rob Atherton with the Roger Stone Memorial Cup and the winning squad.

Under-18 skipper Rob Atherton with the Roger Stone Memorial Cup and the winning squad. - Credit: pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

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The club were also delighted to accept a bequest for youth football at Clevedon Town from the family of former under-18s manager Barry Dudbridge.

Walking Football made their first ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Sam Hibbs in recognition of her efforts in establishing the current Seasiders walking football set-up. 

Club Captain Calum Kingdon with Young Player of the Year, goalkeeper Luca Smith.

Club Captain Calum Kingdon with Young Player of the Year, goalkeeper Luca Smith. - Credit: pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

There was a special award to referee Mike Aitken and the other Walking Football awards went to Clubperson of the Year Tony Mundon, Most Improved Player Mike Coles and Player of the Year Nigel Clarke.

Ian Burgess presents his award to Mitch Osmond.

Ian Burgess presents his award to Mitch Osmond. - Credit: pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

Chairman Brian Rose brought the formal part of the evening to a close by presenting the final two awards.

Clubman of the Year was awarded jointly to the pitch team, Sam and Jon Hibbs, for the tireless work they put in to make the Everyone Active pitch the best grass pitch in the area with only two games postponed in recent years.

Pete Rideout receives his Life Membership award from Chairman Brian Rose.

Pete Rideout receives his Life Membership award from Chairman Brian Rose. - Credit: pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

Finally for his work behind the bar and in the tuck shop going back to the 1980s at Teignmouth Road, Pete Rideout was made a Life Member of the club.

Assistant Manager Ryan King made three personal presentations to Callum Eastwood, Ethan Feltham and Syd Camper.

Camper drew the presentation to an end by thanking everybody at the club for their efforts during the season with high hopes for a successful 2022-23 season.