Slimbridge duo Lewis Adams and Adam Bloomfield are the first two players to be nominated for a Severn Sport End of Season Award for 2018/19.
For the last two years we have awarded honours to players, managers and clubs for their performances and achievements during the season.
This year we have 11 categories in total and they are as follows:
- Player of the season
- Young player of the season
- Breakthrough player of the season
- Team of the season
- Manager of the season
- Game of the season
- Severn Sport Live player of the season
- Goal of the season
- Signing of the season
- The John Ashplant Local Hero Award
- Best Social Media Account
If you have been a reader and follower of Severn Sport for a while you will see the addition of a new category. In this modern climate it is important to acknowledge social media, so the Best Social Media Account category has been added.
If you are new to the Severn Sport End of Season Awards then how nominations work for most of the awards are that Ryan and Kelsey nominate a player/club/manager each and agree on a mutual third nominee.
So with that being said our man Ryan Butler’s first two nominations sees Slimbridge goalkeeper Lewis Adams be nominated for the Player of the season, whilst Swans U18s striker Adam Bloomfield is up for the Young player of the season.
Both players have been part of a wonderful debut season for Slimbridge U18s and they have shown exactly what Adam Coyle and his team are trying to achieve by giving the U18s players a pathway into the first team. The epitome of this is Lewis Adams, who has been Slimbridge’s number 1 in the Southern League for nearly two thirds of the season.
Along with his exploits for both Slimbridge first team and Slimbridge U18s, Adams also played a key role in Gloucestershire Northern Senior League side FC Barometrics winning the Reg Davis Cup back in September.
Bloomfield made his debut for the first team but has spent the last couple of months on loan at Hellenic Premier side Tuffley Rovers and has played his part in a turnaround that has seen Tuffley avoid the drop and put together a string of wonderful performances.
The striker ended the season with 22 league goals for the U18s and currently has 1 for Rovers in what has been a great season for him.
Our man Ryan has explained his nominations below.
“I genuinely don’t think there are many players that have had a season quite like Lewis Adams, not just this season but in recent years. We were there to see him save in the shoot-out in the Reg Davis Cup final and he also made a couple of saves to keep FC Barometrics in it before penalties, 24 hours later I then saw him play in howling winds and rain against Tuffley Rovers for the U18s. Incredible commitment from the young man and he has deserved his spot in the first team.
Bloomfield was an obvious choice for Young Player of the season. Scoring the amount of goals he has in the first season for a new team is tough enough, even tougher when it is a brand new team. His transition into men’s football has been a tough test for him and he has handled it well. Yes, he only has one goal for Tuffley but anyone who has seen him play for Rovers will know his performance level has been astounding and he has shown he is a team player.
Overall, the nominations show you what a great job Slimbridge U18s manager Adam Coyle has done to put together a side and have them transition the way they have done. It is a great achievement and should give everyone at Thornhill Park, U18s or First Team, a boost of confidence for the future.”
The Severn Sport End of Season Awards podcast will be recorded and uploaded over the May Day Bank Holiday, more information regarding nominations and winners will be revealed between now and then.
Check out this weekend’s football fixtures in and around the county right here.