The 2016 Awards Night

RUNNING MONKEY has pictures from the Grand Hotel


The 2016 end-of-season awards night was held at Hartlepool's Grand Hotel during the final week of the season, and these pics should give a feel of the event.

The awards winners were:

Trevor Carson
Player of the year
Players' player of the year
Service to the community award

Lewis Hawkins
Goal of the season

Billy Paynter
Away player of the year

Adam Jackson
Young player of the year

Sam Collins
Ken Johnson Trophy for long service to the club

Compere Phil Dunn does his stuff
The chairman gives his thoughts

The top table
The players take a bow, so to speak
The glittering prizes await presentation

Billy Paynter gets a shield
for best beard
Adam Jackson gets a cup
for best young beard
Lewis Hawkins gets a cup
for best goal-scoring beard
Sam Collins gets a plate for 
long-service designer stubble
...but Trevor Carson managed to get a shed-full of trophies 
...despite minimal facial hair. none were left for Rhys Oates, Rakish Bingham, Josh Laurent or Jake Gray.
Could excessive razor use have been a reason perhaps?

Clean-shaven Cody Collins did 
manage to get his hands on a trophy. 
But then it was his stubbly dad's.