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Jack Petchey Nominations & Winners 2023/24
October 2023 Winner
October Winner
November 2023 Winner
November Winner
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December Winner
February Winner
March Winner
April Winner

OCTOBER WINNER: Freddie Bray

OCTOBER NOMINATIONS: 

I would like to nominate Freddie Dodd of the Owls. 

Despite being injured the first game of the season and being out until physio tells him he can play again, he turns up to every match and training sessions for support of his team and helps out at training where he can even though he can’t play.

James Marsh

Lions

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We would like to nominate Kayla in the Saints. 

She has come back from a broken leg this year and has been brave in her play. She listens and really wants to learn. She is a great team member and puts maximum effort in training and matches always.

Paul Weller

Saints

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Rangers would like to nominate Freddie Bray Saints keeper.

It's been hard for him recently but last week in the game against the Rangers, he kept us out and they were leading 3-1 at half time. Goalkeeper is one of the hardest roles in a team and whilst he's found it difficult he's been great. Even yesterday he carried on playing as a left back so they didn’t forfeit the game. He has been fantastic for the Saints even when he's been on the losing side. 

Cole & Dean

Rangers

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I would like to nominate Roman Marsh.

He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year and the way he manages his condition blows me away. I had no idea he even had it until he stopped training and went to look at his phone to find out he has a device in his arm that constantly checks his blood sugar and sends him warnings etc. To never mention it and just quietly deal with this while working his socks off for the team is really inspirational.

Jay

Lions

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I would like to nominate Emilian of the Rovers. 

Emilan found it daunting coming into a new side and at the 1st training session seemed worried about the size difference between him and some of the other players in the Inters BUT he has settled in like a duck to water.  He's tenacious, brave, very skillful and is now a regular starter for the Rovers. He capped off his impressive start to the season with a well taken header yesterday even though he was the smallest player on the pitch if not in the league but his attitude and determination is a great example of the phrase " its not the size of the dog in the fight its the size of the fight in the dog".

Paul Chadwick

Rovers

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I would like to nominate Bumiga Barrathus of Dynamos. 

I needed a replacement pick for my team and had the choice of 3 remaining players from the trial list. So I just picked a number.
When Bumiga joined summer training, I found out that she had never played football before and didn't fully understand the laws of the game. Bumiga has found the initial weeks difficult and didn't want to play in the games against the stronger more physical teams. However, over the past 4 weeks Bumiga and her mum has joined my son and myself for extra football training late on Friday afternoons. Over the last few weeks her control and passing have improved greatly & she now understands the offside rule. And yesterday she completed her first full game against Rangers! I have been taken aback by her unwavering commitment under difficult circumstances & how her passion for the game remains undiminished.

 

Justin

Dynamos 

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I would like to nominate Ellis of the Ospreys.

The Ospreys have a particularly difficult player in their team who they had all got a bit fed up of (he has his issues and struggled to control his emotions). At times his behaviour really divided the team and it came to a head in training recently and he hurt Ellis.
Since this we have put processes in place to help reintegrate this player, even though it wasn’t a popular decision with the team.
Today I saw a fantastic example of team work, the player in question volunteered to go in goal and saved a great goal, however his defender rebounded the ball to the other team who then scored! The goalie was visibly angry and frustrated, the team saw and rather than all moaning ‘here he goes again’ they ran up to him, cuddling and cheering him on! The smile on his face was great, and right at the front was Ellis, fist pumping and encouraging him, even after their nasty altercation which nearly led Ellis to leave.
This shows fantastic character and maturity from Ellis and really great team work.

Ellie

Disciplinary Rep

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I would like to nominate Tyler Rice in the Ospreys.

He was on the bench on Saturday & was very vocal in his support & encouragement of his team mates. He was also great when a team mate missed a chance and when another was subbed. I was going to congratulate him at the time but didn't get a chance. Proper Little League spirit!

Chris

Seniors Rep

NOVEMBER WINNER: Milo Millard

NOVEMBER NOMINATIONS: 

Rangers would like to nominate Bumiga Barrathus from Dynamos for the Jack Petchey award.

 

We played Dynamos in a friendly during the summer and Bumiga played the entire game, I don’t think she touched the ball once. Fast forward to now and I’ve kept a close eye on her development and she has really progressed. Justin has worked wonders with her and she comes off the field with a smile knowing she’s played her part by putting in challenges and passing and moving. Her game has really started to develop considering she had never played until this season. That’s what Sutton little league is all about, I look forward to her scoring her first goal (hopefully not this weekend). Well done Justin and team Dynamos too.

 

Thanks 

 

Cole & Dean

Rangers

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I'd like to nominate Milo from the Hawks, who is their Goalkeeper who recently broke his arm and is facing a long time on the side-lines.

Since his injury Milo has been at each game to support his team, and a great supporter he has been! Milo has taken it upon himself to give guidance and tips to the temporary goalkeeper(s) who have never played in goal before, giving them the confidence to play in a difficult position. He has been incredibly positive and every word that comes out of his mouth is positive, which seems to be infectious both for the children and adults. He has also been consoling losing teams (not his) and even been unofficial timekeeper for the ref!

Ben Rochford

Juniors League Rep

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I would like to nominate Josh Willingham from the Rovers.


Josh has over the years developed into a great footballer but now as one of the senior players in the squad he took it upon himself to help the newbies settle in this wasn't asked or expected but Josh showed the initiative and maturity to be there for them week in week out, wether it's to aid them in training drills or to support them when things are not going their way Josh has been there. I took the decision at the start of the season to move Josh from the wing to centre back and he has flourished into one of the best defenders I've ever coached, he has repeatedly put in goalsaving tackles that are timed to perfection, he leads and commands his backline and is a natural leader on the pitch and off of it. All this has been done whilst having an injury to his knee which he is now wearing protection for. Week in week out Josh continues to put in A* performances and we are both delighted and privileged to have Josh in the Rovers.

Paul Chadwick 
Rovers

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I’d like to nominate Mezan Ibrahim from the Romans.

 

Mezan has been in SLL for a number of years and his commitment to the league and teams he has been on is exemplary. Mezan plays anywhere currently in goal routinely as no one else wants to he never moans gets his head down and is always fully committed. Several comments last week which includes “if we had 10 Mezan’s on our team we’d win every week”! This will be his last years and he’s a credit to the league, family, girlfriend and all that know him all this whilst having two left feet! 

Elton Pritchard

Romans Manager

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DECEMBER WINNER: Shay Greene

DECEMBER NOMINATIONS: 

Shay Greene from the Falcons.

 

He’s been goalkeeper for our team for two seasons - Cobras in the Bantams last season and Falcons in the Juniors this season. In that time the team have won one game. This season we have a -62 goal difference from our 10 games. The whole team are remarkable and approach each week with positivity and resilience, but as goalkeeper Shay stands out. He plays with a smile and supports the rest of the boys, even when we’re on the end of a hammering. He’s a decent keeper too - I dread to think what our goal difference would be like without him!

Dom Moret

Falcons

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I would like to nominate Callum Ford of the Rovers.

 

When Callum joined us he would tremble with nerves and kept himself secluded from the rest of the group. Slowly but surely Callum has come out of his shell and is now playing with a smile on his face and a new found enthusiasm. Earlier on in the season Callum would make excuses to not come on and it would be a real effort just to get him on the pitch but fast forward a few months and Callum has come along leaps and bounds on and off the pitch and he's a big part of the Rovers family.

Paul Chadwick

Rovers Manager

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Rangers would like to nominate Roman Marsh of Lions.

 

He was our captain last season and he really developed as a leader on and off the pitch and listening to his coaches comments, he sounds like he's continued where he left off last year. He's an exceptional leader and a real credit to Sutton Little League and would deserve the Jack Petchey award.

Thanks Cole & Dean

Rangers

FEBRUARY WINNER: 

FEBRUARY NOMINATIONS: 

Eagles would like to nominate Harley Hughes.

 

He’s new to the team having been on the waiting list for ages. Every Saturday he would come and support his younger brother and now he’s absolutely buzzing to be part of his own team. He’s raw in terms of his football and knowledge of the game but the sheer joy it’s clearly bringing to him is what’s it’s all about. The group has bonded brilliantly this season and it’s not always easy being the new guy but as soon as he arrives he can’t wait to get involved. We’d love him to have the opportunity to spend some quality time with his new team mates which will help his confidence and get to know them better.

Trevor

Eagles

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I would like to nominate Mason Saunders of the Hornets.

 

I have coached Mason for 3 years now having first join my junior team and watched him grow into the player he is today. Mason is probably one of the most passionate players but also loudest players. His love for football shines through and he has the potential to be a great team captain. He also offers to help out running the line in the juniors and has even given some encouraging words to some of the junior players. When mason first came to me he was a nervous young lad which never really spoke much and struggled to find his feet but now he is probably one of the most vocal players on the pitch and not afraid to through in some defensive masterclass tackles. Unfortunately Mason recently got injured not backing out of a challenging doing his job as a centre back but took the brutal force causing him to be out the rest of the season which he is very gutted about. His passion and leadership is what any manager asks for and even though he may be one of the younger players he grows in maturity. Given his injury he still turns up to support his team and cheer them.

Joel

Hornets

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The Lions nomination is for Liam Kean.

 

He has been at little league for many years now and is a great asset to any team he plays for. He always turns up and fully commits to the team and plays his heart out. He consistently encourages team members and always keeps his head up and plays his socks off to the final whistle.

Jay

Lions

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Rangers would like to nominate Connor Matthews from Rangers.

 

He joined the team in the summer having never been part of a football team. He works extremely hard for his team mates, never misses training and always tries his best. His learnt a lot through football and his improved his own mental health. This is what Sutton Little League is all about, giving young players a chance where maybe some teams wouldn’t. His a real credit to Sutton Little League and would deserve the Jack Petchey award.

 

Thanks

Cole & Dean

Rangers

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I would like to once again nominate Callum Ford of the Rovers.

 

He got his 1st ever goal in competitive football yesterday with a peach of a strike into the top corner, this from a boy who was too weary to join in with team training only months ago. He has come along leaps and bounds and represents everything SLL represents - diversity, equality and all inclusive environment.

Paul

Rovers

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I'd like to nominate Joe Pearce of Owls.

 

He came in mid last season as a replacement for the Owls and although he’s not the best player in the team and not really enjoying the sport for playing, he is really interested in becoming a ref but can’t till his 14 so he’s is playing to get a understanding of the game and gives it his all on the pitch turns up every week to training and matches.

Jon 

Owls

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Hotspurs would like to nominate Leo Pascual.

 

Leo joined the team as a replacement and is new to organised football. He has had to work hard on the basic skills and always attends training and listens closely to coaching. Leo wears his heart on his sleeve, and sometimes gets frustrated but he never stops smiling and trying, and he has improved as a defender week on week. He plays football with a smile, enjoying making friends, improving his teamwork and just having fun. What SLL is all about.

Ian

Hotspurs

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