Trophies all-round for Newburgh School players

P4/5 Newburgh squad with their medals
P4/5 Newburgh squad with their medals

A North-east primary school held an annual trophy night in recognition of their football teams and bid farewell to 
two of their coaches in the process.

Newburgh Mathers Primary School players all went home with a small trophy for their efforts at the event which was held on Monday, June 23 in the local Village Hall.

Newburgh P6/7 team with coaches (David Jones and Steve Cornfield)

Newburgh P6/7 team with coaches (David Jones and Steve Cornfield)

Around 30 children make up the school’s two football squads – P4/5 and P6/7.

This year both the teams have played particularly well - participating in the Aberdeen ac7’s League and faced some strong opponents along the way against teams from much larger schools.

The ceremony also saw the school bid farewell to P6/7 coaches, Steve Cornfield and David Jones.

The pair offered to “help out” back in 2010 and stayed ever since.

At the ceremony it was agreed that they had shown great commitment to the Newburgh children over the four years and they were thanked for their time 
and efforts.

They both plan to put their coaching experience to good use though – Steve moves on to coach football with older children in Ellon while David will concentrate on coaching Belhelvie Ladies Young Farmers Club Tug Of War team.

Alan Booth, Hamish Macrae and Alan Moroney coached the P4/5 team, while, the P6/7 squad was coached by Steve Cornfield, David Jones and Mark Walker.

The players were joined by their family and friends for the trophy presentation and refreshments afterwards.

Trophy Winners:

Player of the Year: P4 Grant Moroney, P5 Aidan Macrae, P6 Ethan Walker, P7 
Kieran Cornfield

Most Improved Player: P4 Callan Booth, P5 Euan Mackenzie, P6 Aidan Bland, P7 Jodie Mckay

Top goal scorers: Gareth Jones for P4/5 and Kieran Cornfield for P6/7.

The coaches unanimously agreed that the goal of the season had been delivered by Skye Bray for P4/5 and Alex Lyall was also recognised for his efforts as Goalkeeper 
for P6/7.

Players Player was picked up by Aidan Bland who was a popular choice amongst his P6/7 team-mates.