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A night to remember
Monday 11th March 2019 @ 15:51 by Mark Phillip

Glossop North End Juniors & Ladies AFC enjoyed a great night at the High Peak Borough Council Sports Awards 2019 at The Pavilion , Buxton.

The club was shortlisted for Coach of the Year, Junior Team of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Glossop enjoyed great success on a wonderful evening in Buxton alongside so many other fantastic volunteers, clubs, teams and coaches in the High Peak area and huge thanks to High Peak Sports Partnership and High Peak B.C for honouring all their efforts in the community .

Helen Thornhill, Fundraising Officer was delighted to receive Volunteer of the Year, a category in which coach and committee member Jon Mathews was also highly commended for his work with the High Peak Junior Football League and his other significant volunteer efforts. Helen has been central to the clubs fundraising efforts during 2018 with “Penny for a Pitch ” and a number of other fundraising efforts she and her team have delivered. Helen said: “It is very much a team effort , well done to all the volunteers who put so much time in on and off the field of play”.

Alex Carroll, under 10 coach was shortlisted for Coach of the Year for all his efforts with the team he runs and futsal provision he provides.

The under 13 girls (blues) won Junior Team of the Year. Over 35 girls now play in this age group led by Natalie Mills alongside coaches Steve Pearson and Anthony Ham. They won the NMGL Knockout Cup this season after years of determined effort and all the girls across the age group should be proud of what they have achieved. Natalie Mills commented: ” It is amazing to be recognised by the High Peak Sports awards, we started with six girls four years ago and now the girls have developed into a great team who are improving all the time and were also able to celebrate their first big trophy. The growth in the girls game at the club is significant with teams from under 9 to under 16, a new Girls Development Centre and the launch of a Just Play centre for Ladies, it is just brilliant to see “.

Picture: Helen Thornhill receives her award