THERE were two players who were awarded for their work in the community at Boro’s end of season awards, the truth is there could have been many more.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every Boro player who has taken the time to support our projects throughout the season that was brought to a premature end on Wednesday night.
We all wanted to win, we all wanted to win at Wembley too. That didn’t happen, but what happened in the months beforehand, on and off the pitch, have left an abiding memory.
At the awards evening, goalkeeper Liam Roberts was recognised for his contribution off the field named as Player in the Community, while Matt Crooks was named PFA Community Champion.
More than once, the duo put a smile on the faces of unsuspecting participants when they turned up unannounced at Foundation events, such as a multi-site PL Kicks tournament at the Herlingshaw, or when supporting, hands-on, an environmental initiative for a school at the Riverside.
Both were out and about in the community shortly before Christmas too, joining their teammates across the region.
Hayden Hackney was named Young Player of the Season, he could easily have been another community winner as he supported events in Brotton and the Herlingshaw, so too Riley McGree who won Goal of the Season, for his goal against Norwich, but was another who was on board with events at the Herlingshaw and another environmental event at the Riverside.
Thank you everyone who played a part in supporting the work we do. That will continue throughout the summer and into next season, where we look forward to continued support from the lads who wear the Boro shirt with pride.