Colony Park celebrate successful season at Inverurie Town Hall

Colony Locos U19's Andreas Mitchell receives the Stephen Welsh Memorial Trophy from Russell Anderson
Colony Locos U19's Andreas Mitchell receives the Stephen Welsh Memorial Trophy from Russell Anderson

Colony Park FC held their annual end of season Prize-giving in Inverurie Town Hall at the weekend.

Players and staff gathered at Colony Park before joining the parade to the Town Hall led by Kintore Pipe Band.

Aberdeen FC Director George Yule spoke to the players and coaches, which was followed by a Question and Answer Session with former Dons captain Russell Anderson. Russell then presented the awards and was photographed with the various teams.

Andreas Mitchell gave an excellent speech when receiving the Stephen Welsh Memorial Trophy from Russell Anderson. Andreas captained the league winning Colony Locos U19 side and was able to recount the ups and downs in his football journey and paid special tribute to the late Dod Reid MBE who he said gave him his foundations in the game, along with past Chairman Dave Mitchell who persuaded him not to quit the game when he was doubtful about pursuing football. Andreas’s family had close connections with the Welsh family which made the award all the more poignant for him.

Shaun Campbell, Colony Park Chairman, commented, “t was another great night for the club, with a packed Town Hall and everyone in good spirit, despite being caught in a downpour during the march.

“Its not until the presentation night that you realise the shear size of the club, with nearly 400 players and over 65 coaches. While 34 trophies were presented on the night, every player deserved a trophy, because of the commitment they give to their team each week and the effort they put in at every training session and game. To top this they play with passion, determination, courage and most importantly respect. They are true winners and proud to play for Colony. Well done to all players”.