Capital Football have revealed their third tranche of winners in their series of 34 awards to recognise on-field and off-field achievement in their region.
Due to twice having to postpone a live awards function due to COVID restrictions, the federation decided to unveil their winners in a series of social media posts in the week commencing March 20, 2022.
There are 34 award categories as well as six club service awards and the Central and W-league Select XI’s.
The unveiling of winners took place at Capital Football’s Facebook page.
Here are the award recipients from the third tranche:
Capital Football Service Award — Renee Fortune (Lower Hutt City)
“Renee has spent the last 20 plus years administering our club, her knowledge and understanding is 2nd to none in the local footballing world, she has been with our club without children playing and has outlasted many a committee member, her ability to turn her hand to almost anything is invaluable, especially at tournament time where she will often be looking after the players and coaches, she is a great camp mum and once again we are blessed to have her in our club.”
Capital Football Service Award — Brian Wood (Upper Hutt City)
“Brian is whole heartily dedicated to his club work and his wider wok within the community. From cleaning the bathrooms to polishing trophies there is no job too big or too small for this gentleman, he has served the club for 30+ years and has always given everything and has no plans of retiring! They don’t make club members like Brian these days!”
Capital 1-4 Player of the Year — Devon Batchelor (Stop Out)
“Devon was instrumental in Stop Out’s Capital 1 league-winning season, dominating the midfield in every game he played. He is an unbelievably talented player who can play with both left and right feet. Devon’s strong presence helped Stop Out keep their clean sheets and his ability to pick out a pass from anywhere helped his team create plenty of goal-scoring opportunities.”
Men’s Young Player of the Year — George Ott (Lower Hutt City)
“To top the Central League goal-scoring charts takes some talent! To win it by a margin of 5 goals shows hard work! To do it as a 19-year-old… Wow! George sure has a bright future ahead of him. It’s also fantastic to see his efforts be recognised and rewarded with his selection into the Wellington Phoenix First Team.”
Main photo: George Ott … Young Player of the Year and Golden Boot winner.
Women’s Young Player of the Year — Eve Barry (Waterside Karori)
“Eve was an integral team member for Waterside Karori AFC in 2021. A technically sound midfielder who manages to cover every blade of grass and scored important goals for the team. Additional highlights for Eve were being involved in the Futsal Ferns for the first time and representing Central Football Federation in the National Women’s League. She has a bright future ahead of her and we look forward to seeing her development in 2022, before she heads off to the US in August.”