Awards were presented at the final New Newark Youth Football League celebration evening.

The league closed in its current format at the end of the season after 19 years and has now merged with the Young Elizabethan League.

The decision to close the competition was made after no volunteers came forward to take key committee positions, despite continued efforts to attract more people in recent years.

Glenn Cobb, the league’s chairman; Ted Harris, registrar and fixture secretary; and Alan Smith, treasurer; had all indicated they would be stepping down.

They all received Appreciation Awards — together with Andy Hardy, Julie Ross and Richard Barker  at the presentation night at the Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground.

Guests included Notts FA chief executive Elaine Oram and county welfare officer Ali Howe; Jackie Rogers from Npower; former youth league executive officers Richard Radford, David Harmes, Nicky Pitchford and Sally Sillery; referee Phil Joslin and Mrs Erica Todd.

The David Todd Memorial Trophy was won by Navenby Wolves and secretary of the year was Chloe Millinkovic, of  Ordsall Rangers.


Under-7s — Player of the season: Benjamin Allen (Newark Town; Team sportsmanship award: Warriors Pirates.

Under-8s — Player of the season: Jayden Fearon (Collingham Lions); Team sportsmanship award: Newark Town.

Under-9s A — Player of the season: Orin Aldridge (Collingham Cougars); Team sportsmanship award: Collingham Cougars.

Under-9s B — Player of the season: Harrison Caroll (Collingham Lions); Team sportsmanship award: Newark Flowserve Brazil Black.

Under-10s — Player of the season: Andrew Hines (Bottesford); Team sportsmanship award: Collingham Tigers.

Under-11s — Player of the season: Joshua Mulliss (Collingham Tigers); Team sportsmanship award: Ordsall Rangers.

Under-12s — Player of the season: Reece Prime (Holy Trinity) and Oliver Cavill (Saxilby All Stars); Team sportsmanship award: Holy Trinity); League winners: Warriors; Runners-up: Barrowby Magpies; Leading goalscorer: Louis Hatton (Collingham Cougars).

Under-13s — Player of the season: Alistar Spinks  (Sutton-on-Trents); Team sportsmanship award: East Bridgford; League winners: Navenby Wolves; Runners-up: Navenby Panthers; Leading goalscorer: Joshua Buchanan (Navenby Wolves).