Date Posted: 11/05/2017
Guernsey forward Dom Heaume admitted representing the Green Lions is still as special as it was six years ago after scooping two awards at the club's end-of-season dinner.
The 33-year-old got the evening off to a fine start when Chairman Mark Le Tissier presented him with a memento to become the first player to reach 250 appearance for the club, which he managed in the 1-0 victory over East Grinstead Town a few weeks ago.
Later on in the evening, he was awarded the first ever Neil Leighton Manelanders Trophy, which will become a Manelanders' play-of-the-season award going forward but was given on this occasion to recognise Heaume's contribution to the club over our first six seasons.
Heaume was humbled to receive the award, handed over by Manelander Tony Leighton in honour of his son, who passed away earlier this year.
"It's incredible the support we get for the away games over the last six years," Heaume said. "It means just as much to go away and play in front of 50 or 60 people as it does to play at Footes Lane in front of 800. These guys travel a long way every game to watch us.
"It means just as much to me even now. I still get the same buzz getting up at all hours on a Saturday morning to go and play an away game. It's not got old for me and hopefully there are a few more years yet."
Heaume has now made 259 appearance for the Green Lions, bagging 92 goals to put him second in the all-time scorers list.