East Coast Bays name Callum Simmonds as club’s Player of the Year

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Callum Simmonds has been named Club Player of the Year after an impressive 2022 season with East Coast Bays in the Lotto NRFL first division.

Simmonds (27) has been a key player with Bays since joining the club from Albany United in 2019.

Striker Keegan Kelly (17) won the club’s top goalscorer award, and was named Young Player of the Year.

Main photo: Kelly is congratulated by teammates after scoring against Fencibles United. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

The club also honoured departing chairman Russell Foster who returned to England during the season, awarding him the Blair Downs Memorial Presidents Cup.

At their recent prizegiving function, the club announced the following awards:

Club awards

Russell Fisher.

Blair Downs Memorial Presidents Cup — Russell Fisher

Gaz Wynn Memorial Club Spirit — Mark and Wendy Skeath

Club Activity Award — Ian Overton

Coach of the Year — Harvey Mills

Sportsman of the Year — Kieran McKeown

Supporter of the Year — Paul and Jacqueline Kolston

Men’s first team awards

Callum Simmonds (right) evades a tackle against Albany United. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Player of the Year — Callum Simmonds

Players’ Player of the Year — Liam Andersen

Most Consistent — Michael Kolston

Young Player of the Year — Keegan Kelly

Top Goalscorer (16) — Keegan Kelly

Club Player of the Year — Callum Simmonds

Bays’ Keegan Kelly gets the better of Fencibles’ Royston Dsouza. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Women’s awards

Frst team Player of the Year — Stacey Naeata

First team Players’ Player of the Year — Joanne Mersh

First team Top Goalscorer (20) — Joanne Mersh

Second team Player of the Year — Isabel Williams

Second team Top Goalscorer — Kayla Hurcum

U-23s awards

Player of the Year — Matthew Beaton

Players’ Player of the Year — Scott Boshard

Top Goalscorer (12) — Daniel Morgan

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