Seamus Marten has been named Melville United’s Club Person of the Year at the Waikato club’s end-of-season prizegiving.
Marten, who made his first-team debut for Melville as a goalkeeper in 2005, was recognised for a heavy workload that included roles as first-team manager in 2022, serving on the club’s management committee and looking after media-related work, including match programme.
Sam Wilkinson, who steps down as Melville’s first team coach this year, won the club’s Coach of the Year award for a fifth time.
The Club Personality award was shared between new first-team assistant to the manager, Danny Milner, and new club secretary Pete Lawrence.
A joint “Service to Melville” award was bestowed on Wayne Bates and Jamie Strange for their intense work in championing facility development plans at Gower Park.
And a new award – Melville Supporter of the Year – was introduced with the inaugural winner being 14-year-old Lily Allen, an academy player who has also been a regular feature on the sideline at first-team matches.
The club has held back its awards for its men’s first team as they are playing in the Men’s National League, and they will be revealed at a later date.
Michaela Clark was named Women’s first team Player of the Year in her first season at the club after joining from Hamilton Wanderers.
Player of Year: Merv Williams
Goal of Year: Mike Stewart (Donkey) v Rovers, same game Phil scored two goals, first half
Squad member Bruce Timings
Player: Katie Barker
Players’ Player: Merlene Newport
Most improved: Zoe Gaskell
Squad member: Pippa Jacques
MVP Dylan Tubman
Players Player: Anthony Townsend
Squad member: Lachlan Brown
Goal/Save of the year: Anthony Townsend
Player of the Year: Rhys Legate
Players Player: Greg Hobson
Patrick Swayze Ghost Award: Raj Naidu
Player of Year: Devon Williams
Players’ Player: Ben Wheatley
Squad Member: Brad Beucker
Most Improved Brad Beucker
Player of Year: Jamie Walker
Players Player: Jamie Walker
Player of Year: Kaitlyn Sheary
Players’ Player: Kaitlyn Sheary
Most Improved: Jordyn Watt
Squad member: Antonia timings
Player of year: Jacob England
Squad member: Makaha Vieira Gall
Women’s first team:
Player of Year: Michaela Clark
Players’ Player: Ali Galletly
Young Player: Rylee Mardon
Women’s Golden Boot: Jacqui McInally (10 goals)
Men’s Golden Boot: Oliver Colloty/ Sean Leadley (14 each)
Service to Melville: Wayne Bates and Jamie Strange
Supporter of the Year: Lily Allen
Special Achievement: Oli Colloty (NZ U-19s in Tahiti)
Coach of the Year: Sam Wilkinson
Personality: Pete Lawrence, Danny Milner
Club Person: Seamus Marten
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