Norsemen celebrated their season with the Annual Dinner being held on Friday night at The Masonic Hall, Southgate where in excess of 90 Players and Ex Players attended an enjoyable evening.
During the evening there are the Annual Awards.
The prestigious Norseman of the Year Award went to Nick Murray, 1st XI Player and Club Secretary, Nick fully deserved his award for all his hard work throughout the year.
The Benyon Windsor Award is given to the most promising Young Norseman of the Year and this year's Trophy went to Jack Robery who has jointly led the Norsemen Reserves to the SAL Div 2 Championship Title.
The Sam Simpson Award is given to the Team which shows the Best Discipline and Hospitality/Sociability. This seasons winners are the 6th XI capably led by Lee Reynolds.
Other individual Awards are given to the Player of the Year of each Team chosen by their Captain.
1st XI - Nick Mann
Res XI - Eoin Delahoye
3rd XI - Ricky Williams
4th XI - Absent
5th XI - Andreas Paviou
6th XI - Bobby Bartlett
7th XI - Jason Bush
Os Ibrahim our 1st XI Captain made an excellent speech and captured the audience attention which is not the easiest thing to do at Norsemen Dinners of past.
It is with great pride that we are still able to hold such a Great Evening showing that there is still spirit and Camaraderie in our great club.
It was duly noted that that our Discipline needs to be improved and every effort will be made to do so next season.
Some Images below capture the Reserves celebrating their Championship victory at the Norsemen Dinner 2015.
WALK TALL YOU BLUE GIANTS!!!
After the excitement of the Reserves winning the Championship of the SAL Intermediate 2nd division last Tuesday evening, this last Saturday went out with a whimper with only two games played.
The 1st XI drawing 1-1 away to Ibis and the 3rd XI winning 3-0 away to Old Stationers.
The 3rd XI lie in wait of other results, but look unlikely to gain promotion having led the league for most of the season.
There is only one match left to be played, the 1st XI at home to Lloyds the third division champions at 6.00pm on the May Day Bank holiday.
I think the club has the potential to be successful in the near future my ideal would be a 1st and Res XIs combined squad of say 30 players with two coaches involved to take training and watch the matches. I think we have the players to make this a strong combination maybe this last game would be an opportunity to blood some players who have not played in the 1st XI this season.
We always need new players and unlike some clubs who have strong connections with Universities and schools we are reliant on the Internet and introductions from members. We have a great product to sell so let's see if we can each bring along one new player for next season.
Next Friday is the Annual Dinner, we are one of the few clubs who still have one so it will be great to keep this old tradition alive, so I hope to see you all there
Norsemen Res XI clinch the SAL Intermediate Div 2 title with a 1-1 draw against their only title contenders NUFC Oilers in a hard fought game at Hanwell Town FC under floodlights last night.
Massive congratulations to Joe Morris & Jack Robery who have led this young side to the title.
They took the lead midway into the first half through their talisman Charnce Dash who scored his 38th goal in 18 matches for the Reserves this season.
Oilers fought back and were a different team to what visited Norsemen on Easter Saturday and equalised on 30 minutes as well as hitting the woodwork soon after..
However, the defence stood firm in the second half with Jack Robery commanding behind them between the sticks.
This is a great achievement for a group of young lads who have come back to Norsemen following some disciplinary issues. They have shown great enthusiasm for the club this season and although the discipline needs to be curbed, hopefully another year will start to improve on this, which is much needed by our great club.
WALK TALL YOU BLUE GIANTS!!!!
I am glad this season is drawing to a close as I am running out of new and original things to say.
No game for the first team this week just two games for the Res XI and 3rd XI which both ended in victories by 4-1 and 5-2 respectively.
The Res XI complete their programme on Tuesday evening under floodlights at Hanwell Town FC when they play their only contenders for the title NUFC Oilers, a point will clinch the championship of the SAL Intermediate 2nd Division.
The 3rd XI still have an outside chance of promotion if they win their last game next Saturday, if they do not go up they will be unlucky to miss out with the number of points they have achieved, well done to Danny and his team.
This is the end of my second season as President, at the beginning I set a three year target of getting all our sides back into the first division's of their respective leagues. This became more difficult when the 1st XI were relegated last season so it cannot be achieved by the end of next season, but we have the Reserves promoted the 3rd & 4th XIs narrowly missing out and our lower teams well placed.
Given a well organised and committed close season and with the right skippers we are in a good position to continue to progress towards our target.
I think we need to sort out the personnel in the top two teams and badly need a coach to assist in this any volunteers would be most welcome