The curtain came down on another successful season in the Blackburn Sunday football league with their presentation evening at Mill Hill Workingmen’s Club.
The Blackburn Sunday Football league are one of the few senior leagues in the area that hold a presentation evening; but an audience of over 200 people enjoyed the evening with entertainment provided by a comedian, while Eric Kinder of Blackburn Rovers presented the trophies.
A total of 25 major trophies were presented on the night – the league’s special award went to Fred Pope for many years service to the league, while Karl Baxter of Station Hotel was awarded the EW Carton’s award.
Frank Riley was given the President’s award for his service and dedication to the league as a player, referee and holding the position of treasurer for 44 years.
Mill Hill football club were the biggest award winner on the night picking up no less than six trophies; which included the League championship, Charity Trophy, Tyler Hayhurst won the Young player of the year while Liam Fryer collected the Division One player of the year.
Brian Owens won the club assistant referee of the year for the second year in succession, while the club also won the sportsmanship trophy.
Clifton won the Blue & White Rosebowl, while Adam Douglas collected the man of the match award, while Clifton ended a good season as runners up in the league. Oswaldtwistle St Mary’s claimed the team of the year trophy after winning the Lancashire Sunday Trophy, finishing third in the league, while reaching the semi final of the league cup.
Whinney Hill were out in force as the Colts won the Division Three title, while the senior team were runners-up in division 2.
And Royal Oak collected the Second Division league title while Helmshore Harriers were Division 3 runners up.