Gloucester City loanee Lucas Tomlinson, Longlevens midfielder Joe Westrip and Cheltenham Saracens’ experienced centre back Tom Hoskins are the latest nominees in the Severn Sport End of Season Awards 2021/22.
All three of Tomlinson, Westrip and Hoskins are nominated in the Signing of the Season, sponsored by Cornell & Company, category after the impacts they made to their respective sides during the season.
Tomlinson arrived at the Tiger Turf Stadium from Bristol Rovers and instantly caught the eye with a number of impressive performances in the midfield and offering support in attack.
He netted 7 goals in 31 games and was held in a high regard by Gloucester City fans and Manager Lee Mansell a-like. Tomlinson has since been released by Bristol Rovers and already there are calls from the fans for him to make a return to City.
Joe Westrip arrived at Longlevens having started studying at the University of Gloucestershire and during the first half of the season in particular was performing at such a high level for the Hellenic Premier side.
Westrip acted as the anchor in midfield and was a key part in Longlevens being able to play such attacking football, as he allowed his other midfielders like Cam Williams and Shaun O’Connor to get involved with the front three.
Hoskins returned to Cheltenham Saracens and with Luke Hitchman put together a solid partnership that saw Sarries fight at the top end of the table for most of the season.
The centre back played 34 times and played a crucial role in his side’s season.
Over the course of the month we will be announcing nominees in the following categories, with at least 5 nominees per category:
- Player of the Season – Sponsored by Severn Sparks – Sam Blackie (Bishops Cleeve); Daniel Leadbitter (Gloucester City); Steve Clark (Ruardean Hill Rangers); Jake Lee (Cirencester Town); Jordan Cooper (Newent Town); Harlie Price (Brimscombe & Thrupp); Jack Watts (Bishops Cleeve); Ethan Dunbar (Longlevens); Will Hawes (Slimbridge); Ross Langworthy (Fairford Town)
- Jamie Hyett Award (u18s Player of the Season) – Sponsored by Cornell & Company – Ben Scotford (Cinderford Town U18s); Alfie Richmond (Cheltenham Saracens U18s); Austin Parker (Cheltenham Saracens U18s); Fin Gwillim (Bishops Cleeve U18s)
- Breakthrough Player of the Season – Sponsored by Cornell & Company – Danny King (Gloucester City), Ethan Dunbar (Longlevens); Will Emery (Longlevens); Jack Copland (Tuffley Rovers); Joe Wright (Cheltenham Saracens); Luke Troke (Longlevens)
- Team of the Season – Sponsored by Severn Signs – Longlevens AFC; Bishops Cleeve; Cinderford Town U18s; Tredworth Tigers; Robinswood Athletic; Sherston Town, Montpellier FC, Wotton Rovers, Gloucester Athletic
- Manager of the Season – Sponsored by Cornell & Company – Slimbridge Management Team; Longlevens Management Team; Lee Mansell (Gloucester City); Paul Collicutt (Bishops Cleeve); Steve Blaby (Cinderford Town U18s); Sam Prior (Brimscombe & Thrupp)
- Game of the Season– Sponsored by Severn Sparks
- Severn Sport Live Player of the Season – Sponsored by Radford Windows – Harlie Price (Brimscombe & Thrupp); Rudi McKinnon (Longlevens); Kate Ambrey (Gloucester City Women); Zoe Gabb (Gloucester City Women); Chloe Taylor (Tuffley Rovers Ladies); Megan Hamblett (Tuffley Rovers Ladies); Rakiya Morgan-King (Gloucester City Women); Jack Watts (Bishops Cleeve); Kyle Belmonte (Evesham United); Joe Jeremiah (Gloucester City U21s)
- Signing of the Season – Sponsored by Cornell & Company – Luke Merchant (Bishops Cleeve); Dean Turner (Brimscombe & Thrupp); Joel White (Tuffley Rovers); Nathan Dennis (Slimbridge); Matt Sysum (Fairford Town); Sam Folkes (Brimscombe & Thrupp); Tom Hoskins (Cheltenham Saracens); Joe Westrip (Longlevens); Lucas Tomlinson (Gloucester City)
Severn Sport’s Ryan Butler has given his thoughts regarding the latest nominees for the 2021/22 awards:
From the start these three are incredible signings.
Tomlinson as a loan player made a great impact at Gloucester. There is more to football than scoring goals, but with his run of goals in the final third of the season came the plaudits.
He impressed Kelsey and I throughout the season and if he was to sign permanently in the summer he could be the first player to be nominated in this category twice in as many seasons.
Hoskins is a great defender, especially in the Hellenic League. He is also a good, experienced head to have in a changing room like Sarries’ with such an influx of young players they have seen this season.
Defensively he improves Cheltenham Saracens, so his move back to Saracens was always going to be considered for a nomination.
Joe Westrip is one of the quietest people I have ever met and he projects that onto the pitch. He just plays the game simply and does his job. He has incredible efficiency and whilst he tired towards the end of the season (having played so much football between Longlevens and UOG), I expect him to come on leaps and bounds next season.
A very good signing from Craig Martin and Michael Palmer, in my opinion.
Check back on SevernSport.co.uk as we will be announcing nominees for the End of Season Awards 21/22 EVERY DAY IN MAY!