Date Posted: 06/05/2019
Jamie Dodd took the top honours at the eighth annual Guernsey FC end-of-season awards at St Pierre Park on Sunday night.
At another successful ceremony, the Green Lions captain was chosen as Coaches' Player-of-the-Year by Tony Vance, Steve Sharman and Colin Fallaize. To cap his evening off, he was also voted by his team mates as Players' Player-of-the-Year, repeating the double that he achieved at the end of the 2012-13 season.
Upon receiving the awards, Dodd spoke of his pride at leading a young side through a relegation battle, which saw them eventually earn the point they needed on the final day of the season against Sittingbourne.
Goalkeeper Callum Stanton achieved a first for the club as he retained the Fans' Player-of-the-Year award having had the most votes from supporters for the second year running, while teenager Charlton Gauvain's brilliant solo run and finish was voted on the night as Goal-of-the-Season, again retaining the trophy.
Twenty-year-old Thomas Dodds was the coaches' choice for Young Player-of-the-Year, picking up the prize he also won in 2017 as part of a five-trophy haul. The other player awards went to Matt Loaring, whose 15 goals earned him the Golden Boot, and Carlos Canha, who was commended for being chosen as Manelanders' Player-of-the-Year by the club's UK-based supporters. He had already been presented with the Neil Leighton Trophy after the Sittingbourne match to cap an excellent first season with the club. Charlton Gauvain's goal from the halfway line against Ramsgate, which went viral, was selected as Ernie's Champagne Moment for 2018-19.
For achievements off the field, Ollie Dowding was commended for his work with the Aspire Youth Zone with the Community Star Award, while GFCTV commentator Matt was awarded the Mark Le Tissier Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to the Club.
Thanks to all who attended the awards. We hope everyone had a fantastic evening and we look forward to seeing our fans back at Footes Lane next season.