With the 2019-20 season officially completed we can now confirm a change of management, and announce Chay Wilson as the new manager of Melbourn Football Club. He will replace outgoing player-manager Ben Fox. Fox had already signalled his intentions to step down in the summer to the Club’s committee, primarily due to his work commitments as a fireman. Fox will remain with the club as a player and committee member.
At 27, Chay Wilson is another young FA qualified coach for Melbourn. Due to injuries disrupting his playing career, Wilson found a new love for the game in management. In his debut season as a manager he secured silverware at Orwell Reserves and now firmly believes that he can build on Melbourn’s success in recent times.
On his appointment Wilson said “I’m very excited to get things started for the season ahead. With the depth of the current squad and some potential new signings I am confident we can have a squad that can challenge for the league title this season”.
We officially closed off the 2019-2020 season by hosting our virtual presentation night.
A last bit of fundraising for club funds, (as usual 25% will be donated to Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind - CPSL Mind, our official charity of the season), which saw a brief race night followed by the awards.
Here are the winners from the evening:
GOLDEN BOOT - No surprises here! Kieran Butler picks up the award, scoring 20 goals in just 16 appearances. (Deadly from penalties!)
MANAGER'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Veteran defender and vice-captain picks this award up for the 2nd time in 5 years! He also made the most appearances of all our players this season! Congratulations Rhett Monahan.
CLUBMAN - The Clubman award this year goes to Stuart Smith. A former player, now committee member, he carries out tremendous work behind the scenes. Particularly, organising and acting as quiz master for our hugely successful annual fundraising quiz night.
PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR - The big one! - What. An. Achievement. For the second year running Carlin Pipe is voted Players' Player of the Year. He will have the privilege of choosing our official charity for next season (again!).
Mind Awareness Day
£1002.31 raised. Thank you to all involved!
The final figure for the season will be announced soon!