On Saturday 26th June, all of FDFC gathered to celebrate another fine season at the SW6 Bar Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham FC.

The awards were introduced and presented by the respective managers of each squad with the biggest cheer of the night going to the mens squad, who brought back the British Deaf Cup, winning it for the third time in seven years having beaten Doncaster DFC in at Goodison Park, home of Everton DFC.

At the end of the presentation Fulham DFC Ladies Legend Esther Maycock sadly announced that she was hanging up her boots, calling time on an amazing football journey that saw her start of with Chelsea FC Ladies, and enjoy many highs and lows with the GB and England Deaf squads in both football and futsal.

The ladies will sorely miss Esther, who was the driving force behind the formulation of the squad, her experience, drive and talent played an immense part in all the successes the squad has enjoyed. Esther wished the squad and club well and said she would be back to help Fulham DFC in another capacity once she has recovered from her second ACL knee operation.

Once all the awards were given out, everyone sat down to enjoy the entertaining World Cup quarter final between Ghana and USA, which Ghana won 2-1.

Many thanks for Bassim Baz for organising the night and Rebecca Dance and the Fulham Football Foundation for organising the trophies, and a special thanks to Richard Weinbaum for the photos.

Ladies Awards

Player of the year – Lydia Docker

Players player of the year – Mandy Tobin

Top Scorer – Eleni Botonaki and Camilla Willis

Most Improved Player – Jessica Pert

Club Woman of the Year – Victoria Wenman.

Goal of the Season – Ashley Savage

Mens 2nd Team

Player of the Year – Sam Kemp

Players Player of the Year – Andrew Oruovo

Top Scorer – Andrew Oruovo

Most Improved – Michael Ikumelo

Clubman of the Year – Daniel Rumney
Goal of the Season – Richard Hounslow

Mens 1st Team

Player of the Year – Nick Gregory

Player’s Player of the Year – Daniel Ailey

Top Scorer – Daniel Ailey

Most Improved Player of the Year – Eoin Burns

Clubman of the Year – Martin Willis

Goal of the Season – Nick Gregory

Ryan & Esther Maycock, Ryan and joint top scorer winner Camilla Willis

2nd Team Club Man of the Year Daniel Rumney Manager Chris McGinn, Ayad with Players Player of the Year and  record breaking Top Scorer Daniel Ailey.

1st Team Club Man of the Year Martin Willis with Manager Ayad Saraf.  Ladies Manager Ryan Pendley describes a goal.

2nd Team Goal of the Season Scorer Richard Hounslow, and 2nd Team Player of the Year and Top Scorer Andrew Oruovo with Manager Chris McGinn.

1st Team Most Improved Player Eoin Burns with Manager Ayad Sarraf.

Fulham DFC Womens Legend, Esther Maycock.