YORK CITY SOUTH
Branch Player Of The Year
In recent years, York City South have asked members to vote for their Player of the Year. This has then been presented to the winning player at our annual hospitality game at Bootham Crescent.
In 2016, we're sorry to say that the York City South Committee has decided not to hold a Player of the Year vote this season. It was felt that there was no deserving candidate and that to award any player with an award would be merely giving lip service to the club, thus ignoring the poor results and general lack of dedication and professionalism we have seen from those donning the shirts of York City Football Club this season. This decision has not been taken lightly, but was voted on unanimously by the York City South Committee. I am hopeful that this will be an anomaly and that next year, normal service will be resumed.
In light of this decision, the Committee also decided that, as the branch would not be giving a Player of the Season award this year, that it would instead like to recognise the achievements and dedication of one particular individual at the club. As such, I'm delighted to announce that York City South will be recognising the work of club Physio, Jeff Miller for his 30 years with the club. We hope to present him with a memento of this and of our gratitude at our hospitality game on 30th April. Joel Stern, YCS Chairman, on behalf of the YCS committee.
2014/5 - We presented the award on April 25 when YCS sponsored a hospitality box at the final home game of the season against Newport. Many thanks to all the City players, staff and management who came up to see us throughout the day. Keith Lowe won our award with Russ Penn a close second.
2013/4 - We presented the award on March 15 when YCS sponsored a hospitality box at the home game against Wycombe. Many thanks to all the City players, staff and management who came up to see us throughout the day. Lanre Oyebanjo won our award with Keith Lowe and Wes Fletcher runners up.
2012/3 - A double first. Voting went online and we had a dead heat (Dan Parslow and Michael Ingham).
We presented the award on April 6 when YCS sponsored a box at the home game against Accrington. See the photos below. A good time was had by all and a special thanks to the City players, staff and management who went out of their way to make it a day to remember, chatting to the players in the box was both insightful and highly amusing.
As the Wembley authorities had denied us access to the pitch to present our 2011/2 award at our last game of the season, the day saw Matty Blair belatedly receive his 2011/2 trophy.
2010/1 - With the last game of the season not being at Wembley, once again no award was made.
2009/10 - Award cancelled, again, when the Wembley authorities refused permission for us to present the award before City's last game of the season. Not to be deterred, the branch re-convened for our AGM where Richard Brodie was named as the branch's player of the season. James Meredith was second and Luke Graham also climbed onto the winners podium in third place.
2008/9 - Award cancelled when the Wembley authorities revoked permission for us to present the award before Saturday's FA Trophy Final. When the news came, a large number of votes had still to be counted. However, 3 players had been neck and neck for the esteemed trophy.Bootham Crescent