Slimbridge striker and Boco defender first players shortlisted for End of Season Awards


Slimbridge striker George Neill and AEK Boco Ladies full back Erin Read are the first two players shortlisted in the Severn Sport End of Season Awards 2023/24.

Every year Severn Sport looks to recognise all of those players, managers, clubs and individuals who make grassroots football in Gloucestershire special!

Neill has been shortlisted for Player of the Season (Men’s) and Signing of the Season after scoring 17 goals in 40 appearances since moving to Thornhill Park in the summer.

Read has been nominated for both Breakthrough Player of the Season and the Jamie Hyett Award after impressing during Boco’s County Cup winning run and title charge in the SWWFL.

Neill and Read join Butler’s nominations in the shortlist for the live awards show on Severn Sport, on Sunday 26 May.

Below are the 15 categories and who has been nominated so far:

Signing of the SeasonKarnell Chambers (Tuffley Rovers), George Neill (Slimbridge)
Game of the Season
Manager of the SeasonMatthew Driscoll (Cinderford Town)
Team of the SeasonAvonmouth
Breakthrough Player of the Season
Connor Walters (Tuffley Rovers), Erin Read (AEK Boco Ladies)
Severn Sport Live Player of the Season
Match Official of the Season
Ian Butler
Kinetic Goalkeeping Goalkeeper of the Season
Stephen Sarkodie (Hartpury University)
John Ashplant Local Hero Award
Best Social Media Account
Jamie Hyett Award (U18s Player of the Season)
Alex Knight (Longlevens U18s), Erin Read (AEK Boco Ladies)
Severn Sport Future Star
Men’s Player of the Season – Ethan Dunbar (Bishops Cleeve); George Neill (Slimbridge)
Women’s Player of the SeasonJess Titcomb (AEK Boco Ladies)
Grassroots Player of the Season – Meg Sterry (Gloucester City Women Development

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Speaking about the first nominees to come completely from the public nominations, Butler had this to say:

“I knew that George was a good striker having seen him in a struggling Chipping Sodbury side last season, so I am not surprised to see him be held in such high regard at Slimbridge.

He is big, strong and has a great first touch – which benefits the Swans when they have players like Rudi McKinnon, Shiyak Sutherland and Jack Smith playing in and around him.

Speaking to Tom Deakin throughout the season, I know George was a player he was eager to nominate himself and it comes to no shock to see so many nominations fly in for him.

Erin was on my radar, to be honest. She was very unlucky to miss out on the Live Player of the Season shortlist, but I was delighted to see just how many nominations came in for her in the end.

She received nominations in four different categories, the most out of any individual, which shows just how impressive she has been for a player so young.

I have talked about how much she has improved from pre-season to now and that is noticeable to someone like me who doesn’t watch Boco every week. I imagine it’s been great to witness within the team!

Congratulations to both!”

Check back tomorrow morning when we will be announcing the next batch of nominees in this year’s End of Season Awards!

Cover photo of George Neill taken by and copyright to Brian Rossiter. Check out his Flickr account for all of his pictures by clicking here

Cover photo of Erin Read taken by and copyright to B.East Photography. Check out his links by clicking here

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