Kelsey’s a winner for Town

Kelsey Hargreaves with Jamie Milligan at the Fleetwood Town junior presentations
Kelsey Hargreaves with Jamie Milligan at the Fleetwood Town junior presentations
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FLEETWOOD Town FC goalkeeper, Scott Davies, was delighted to join Jamie Milligan on the stage of the Marine Hall to present the awards at the juniors presentation night.

He said: “It’s great to give something back and to see the kids enjoying themselves.

“They have worked hard through the season like we have and deserve their awards.”

Davies has not only made a big impact on the field in his first season at Fleetwood but also been a regular ambassador for the club in schools and the community.

Recently, he has been helping the younger keepers and is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity:

He said: “I have been asked to work with the eight to 16 year olds. So far I have been with about 10 of them.

“It’s good to be involved and, to be honest, it also gives you a bit of a confidence booster yourself. I’m really enjoying it and long may it continue!’

“When I was a child I was connected with Blackpool and did not get to see the professionals until I was 13 or 14 when we started getting invited down to watch.

“I used to think it was brilliant. They were our idols and the sort of role models you wanted to follow.”

The former Morecambe keeper has made the most of a break after the rigours of the season. He said: “I’ve taken two or three weeks off and put on a bit of weight!

“It’s been a chance to let the body rest.

“I’ve been back in the gym over the last week, though, and will continue to work out when I take a holiday in the next few days. Then I’ll get back and look forward to pre-season and kicking on, hopefully, to promotion.

“We have signed some quality players.

“The chairman has once again backed the manager and I am determined to continue to repay the manager for backing me.”

n IT was a memorable night for the Fleetwood Town Under-13s girls when the awards were announced at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood.

Not only did right-back Kelsey Hargreaves take the major trophy of the evening, the Max Palmer award, but manager, Paul Hearty, was voted manager of the season.

Hearty praised the contributions of all who had made the season a success. He said: “It’s a great honour for me and I would like to thank my assistant, Shaun Brooks, all the parents for their support and, of course, the girls themselves for their hard work and endeavour.

“We won the North Valley League Cup 3-2 against all the odds, to be fair, and it was a great reward for a successful season. I am really pleased.”

Kelsey said: “It’s amazing to win this award. It’s a real surprise and I wasn’t expecting it.

“I’m shocked really. I just played my part in the team.We won the league cup with a 3-2 win. That was a pretty good result as we had been trying for three years to win the cup.”

The under-13s had a successful season, winning the North Valley League Cup.