Goalkeeper, James Morgan finished a successful individual season which included a man of the match performance against Canberra Olympic in the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16 and a Western Australian State Team call up by winning the Sorrento Football Club First Team Player of The Season.
Hosted by ABC’s Bob Figg at the Marmion Angling & Aquatic Club, the historic season was certainly celebrated by all the players, coaching staff, committee and partners at the 2017 Sorrento Football Club Presentation Evening. A season which finished with our 20’s and First Team both making Top 4 Cup and seeing the promotions of several young players go through the ranks with the aim of first team football a reality for seventeen year old’s Daniel Pearce and Danny Jones, both making their debuts.
The night started off with 14s NPL coach, Allan Hodgkinson taking out the award for Best Clubman for his continuous hard work on the committee and extremely successful season winning the 14s NPL league as well as the State Cup.
On-Field awards kicked off with seventeen year old, Daniel Pearce collecting the Young Player of The Year after his goal scoring frenzy season for the 18s and 20s which was rewarded with a First Team debut against ECU Joondalup and a spot on the bench for the historical match against Canberra Olympic. Pierce was back on the stage shortly after for receiving the ‘18s Runner Up Player Of The Season’
Injured striker, Sean Canham collected ‘Top Goalscorer’ as well as ‘Most Influencial Goal or Save’ for his header against Canberra Olympic to make Sorrento the only Western Australian Member Federation club to reach the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16.
Young Centre Back, Luke Jones won the ‘18s Player of The Season’ after another solid season for Ryan Jeans and Stuart Banks’ side which will leave him in good stead as he moves up to the 20’s for the 2018 NPLWA season.
Our 20’s successful second half of the season resulting in a place in the Top 4 Cup was helped by Centre Midfielder, Conor Dolan who received ‘20s Runner Up Player of The Season’ whilst striker, Gino Hampshire went home with the ‘20s Player of The Season’.
James Morgan capped off a stellar season between the sticks with the ultimate prize of ‘Player of The Season’. Morgan, who represented WA in the Tri Series against the Singapore and Australia U20’s, played a major part in Sorrento’s successful season having a man of the match performance against Canberra with several outstanding saves to help the Gulls progress to the next round. Midfielder, Brad McDonald was acknowledged for his season by getting ‘Runner Up Player of The Season’.