CSM London FC Announcements and Awards 2018/19.

CSM London FC management and players all headed to Bruce Burger’s who hosted the meal and awards for the team’s 2018/2019 season. The first big news of the night though, was an announcement that Justin Cummins and Mark Anthony Smith will now be leading a new Sunday side. With the folding of Downs FC, CSM London FC saw this is as a great opportunity to bolster the club’s grassroots football delivery with another team meaning CSM London is now all weekend long!

Prior to the award ceremony started CSM London FC were also delighted to announce Adam Saleh as the latest committee member for the club. But onto the main event… The first awards of the evening went to those who knew they had one and that was for Most Assists and Golden Boot, which went to Rod Beya (19 assists) and Keifer Cole (19 goals) respectively. The club also used the night to honour those who had scored hattricks through the season with a hattrick ball signed by the whole squad. These were presented to Micail Koulibaly, Keifer Cole, and Rod Beya for their achievements.

Now, the next award is often misjudged as the “taking part” award but not at CSM. James Blake was the winner of the Most Improve Player thanks to his selfless move from central midfield into central defence which made him an integral member of the starting 11 thanks to some excellent displays in a new position. More selflessness was awarded next, this time for James Henry who walked away with the Special Services award thanks to his shop Bruce Burgers sponsoring the Saturday side for the next season.

After James Henry was presented with a framed shirt for the store, the awards moved onto Best Trainer. This was awarded to Femi Wilton-Waddell who incredibly missed just 5 training sessions for the entire season. Following this, Micail Koulibaly was awarded the Impact Moment of the Season for his stunning semi-final hattrick against Eastside. He could not be there to collect his award, so manager William Brobby collected his behalf, and fittingly was awarded the Unsung Hero award shortly after thanks to his selfless efforts to run the side for the season.

One of the toughest awards to decide was the Goal of the Season awards. Many thought the obvious shout would be Bolu Olamousi’s wonder-strike against Upshire Forest, however manager, Will Brobby, opted for Omar Wilson’s fierce strike that followed an excellent team move on opening day of the season against Old E’s. Another tight award followed and that was Players’ Player of the Season. With players voting for their top 3, Lewis McCarthy led the way, until his final vote awarded Micail Koulibaly 3 points, taking the trophy away from himself and giving Micail his 2nd award of the evening.

Ever the true professional, Lewis was not disappointed, and his attitude was justly rewarded as indecision from Will led to a joint Manager’s Player of the Season award for Lewis McCarthy and Toni Koychev. Both of whom have had brilliant seasons in their respective positions, and aptly could not be split for this award.

Overall a fantastic night with the rewarding of the squad for their efforts all season and announcing the growth of CSM London FC with a new Sunday side capped a wonderful debut season for the club. Special thanks once again to Bruce Burgers who were excellent hosts with fantastic food at a brilliant venue.