WE STAGED our second Annual Awards Evening on Sunday night as over 250 people packed into the Stadium Suite for what was another glittering occasion as Directors, players, management, staff, sponsors and supporters came together to reflect upon the 2008/09 campaign.
The Young Player of the Season award was a close-run thing with Manny Smith just edging out Troy Deeney to claim the prize.
As well as receiving their trophies, both Clayton Ince and Manny Smith both received a holiday prize, which was donated by Thomas Cook.
In the other awards, the Goal of the Season, sponsored by Loves Catering, was won by Troy Deeney for his effort at Scunthorpe United, the Players' Player of the Season, sponsored by the Walsall FC Community Programme, was claimed by Clayton Ince, the Apprentice of the Season, sponsored by Excel Print Ltd., was won by Darryl Westlake, who has been handed a professional contract for the 2009/10 season, whilst Claire Hendy and Nicola King claimed the Banks's Fan of the Season award.
The special Lifetime Achievement Award was given to The Saddlers' record appearance maker, Colin Harrison for his 19 years sterling service to the club, during which time he made 529 appearances.