Honours shared around at end of season presentation
The club’s end of season Presentation Dinner in the Mayo Wynne Baxter Suite was a great success with the honours shared out among the players.
The Crawley Town Supporters Alliance gave their Player of the Year to 22-goal top scorer James Collins and their Young Player award to Mark Connolly.
Dean Cox’s work in the community was recognised with the award of the PFA Community Champion.
John Hudson, the PFA’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, said: “The PFA believes that players who make that extra effort and contribution during the season should be recognised for their support and involvement in the local community. This Award will hopefully raise awareness of the great contribution and importance many of our members attach to their roles off the pitch. We would like to offer our congratulations to Dean Cox.”
The three main awards of the evening were shared around.
Glenn Morris narrowly won the Player of the Year award ahead of James Collins, who was named Players’ Player of the Year.
Goal of the Season went to Josh Payne, for his match-winning free kick at Wycombe in February.
But the most popular award was given to Ken Blackmore, who was named Clubman of the Year.
Ken has been a Crawley supporter for more than 30 years and has become an integral part of the back-office team in his role as press steward and part-time maintenance man.
Operations Director Kelly Derham said: “It was a fitting end to a season of progress for the club. The atmosphere at the Mansfield game was brilliant and that continued into the evening.
“I would like to thank our sponsors Checkatrade and KR-L for their support of the event and Nick and the team at Strong Flavours. They did a fantastic job not only preparing more than 220 meals during the day but also turning the room around after entertaining our guests at the game.”
Before the Mansfield game the Dave Haining Award was given to Mark Connolly, the GH Coaches Away Player of the Season went to Glenn Morris and James Collins won Crawley Observer Player of the Year.