Bishops Cleeve duo Lewis Clayton and Toby Holland are the latest 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!

Yesterday we announced that George Neill and Erin Read were shortlisted for two awards each, and now it is the turn of Bishops Cleeve’s goalkeeper and midfielder to take centre stage.

Clayton is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the county and is predictably nominated for Kinetic Goalkeeping Goalkeeper of the Season, whilst Toby Holland has been nominated for Breakthrough Player of the Season and the Men’s Player of the Season after scoring 15 goal in 30 appearances for the Mitres this season.

Clayton and Holland 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); Toby Holland (Bishops Cleeve)
Severn Sport Live Player of the Season
Match Official of the Season
Ian Butler
Kinetic Goalkeeping Goalkeeper of the Season
Stephen Sarkodie (Hartpury University); Lewis Clayton (Bishops Cleeve)
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); Toby Holland (Bishops Cleeve)
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 latest nominees to come completely from the public nominations, Butler had this to say:

“I fully expected Lewis to be nominated for this award, as he is one of the best goalkeepers we have in the County.

Some goalkeepers are good “shot-stoppers” but Lewis has more to his all-round game than a lot of goalkeepers we see each season.

Lewis is highly thought of at Bishops Cleeve and you can see why, great on the field and a great character off it.

Being honest, I know very limited about Toby Holland. I have never spoken to him and I have only seen him play a couple of times.

But I have read his story on Gloucestershire Live earlier this year and when you read that he fell out of love with football, to come back and perform as well as he did is great -especially when you see how many nominations he received and how much appreciation Bishops Cleeve fans have for his efforts this season.

Congratulations to both and to all of the Bishops Cleeve lads for a great season.”

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

Cover photo taken by and copyright to Neil Phelps. Check out his Flickr account for all of his Gloucester City pictures by clicking here

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