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Roache Amongst Academy Winners

22 May 2017

The Big Winners For The Academy

Tony Weston scooped three trophies at the Blackpool FC Academy’s End of Season Awards on Saturday evening.

The 13-year-old won the awards for the Under-13 Players’ Player of the Year, Under-13 Coaches’ Player of the Year and Most Improved Youth Development Phase Player of the Year.

Ewan Bange was another big winner on the night as he won the Under-15 Players’ Player of the Year and the Youth Development Phase Player of the Year trophies.

Rowan Roache was named the Academy Player of the Year after scoring 31 goals in 30 games whilst Jack Sims’ 17 clean sheets saw him receive the Academy Goalkeeper of Year award.

Caleb Richards, who also collected the Chris Muir Trophy at the first-team’s End of Season awards, rounded off a fine season by being voted as the Under-18 Players’ Player of the Year.

Danny Ventre, the Lead Foundation Phase Coach, said: “There’s a load of people that I would like to thank. All the coaching staff who have supported me in my first year of being the Lead Foundation Coach, the backroom staff, Scott Macneill, Ciaran Donnelly, Matthew Blinkhorn, the Myerscough staff and the scouts.

“Though most importantly I would like to thank the parents because it’s a huge commitment to bring their kids to training three or four times a week so a special thank you to them.”

Full list of award winners
Under 9 Players’ Player of the Year – Theo Upton
Under 9 Coaches’ Player of the Year – Robbie McPhee
Under 10 Players’ Player of the Year – Sam Rocketts
Under 10 Coaches’ Player of the Year – William Maxwell
Under 11 Players’ Player of the Year – Reuben Smillie
Under 11 Coaches’ Player of the Year – Joshua Hamp
Under 12 Players’ Player of the Year – Zach Littler
Under 12 Coaches’ Player of the Year – Zach Littler
Under 13 Players’ Player of the Year – Tony Weston
Under 13 Coaches’ Player of the Year – Tony Weston
Under 14 Players’ Player of the Year – Matthew Liptrott
Under 14 Coaches’ Player of the Year – Matthew Liptrott
Under 15 Players’ Player of the Year – Ewan Bange
Under 15 Coaches’ Player of the Year – William McGladdery
Under 16 Players’ Player of the Year – Tom Williams
Under 16 Coaches’ Player of the Year – William Avon
Under 18 Players’ Player of the Year – Caleb Richards
Foundation Phase Player of the Year – Zach Littler
Youth Development Phase Player of the Year – Ewan Bange
Most Improved Foundation Phase Player of the Year – Tyler Morris
Most Improved Youth Development Phase Player of the Year – Tony Weston
Academy Coach of the Year – Neil Hennessy
Academy Goalkeeper of the Year – Jack Sims
Most Improved Goalkeeper of the Year – Harvey Barton
Academy Player of the Year – Rowan Roache

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