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Sky Blues Youth Awards

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

SATURDAY 23rd June saw Magherafelt Sky Blues host their annual Youth Awards Night in The Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown.
A huge crowd of over 400 people were in attendance to celebrate a fantastic year of youth football at the club.
Special guest on the night was Joe McAree from Dungannon Swifts who handed out the awards and had some very kind words to say about what the club have done and are continuing to do at youth level.
All of their youth players received an award for their dedication, commitment and hard work over the previous season, with some individual awards for the older teams.
At U12 level Dylan Murray won Player of the Year with Jack Fay picking up the Top Goalscorer award. For the U13's James Murray picked up the Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer awards with Tiernan Rocks winning Most Improved Player.
For the U14's Lewis Francis won Players Player of the Year, with Michael McKay getting Top Goalscorer and James Donnelly winning Most Improved Player.
Outgoing U14 manager, Glenn McMenemy was also honoured at the event where he received a gift on behalf of the players and parents, as well as being honoured by the club for his services to the team and club over the last number of years.
Their youth goalkeeping coach, Gareth Maguire also received an award for his services to youth football.
Finally event organisers Rachel McCann and Ashlea Devlin were presented with flowers for all their hard work in planning and organising this great event.
Mini Soccer
The mini soccer has now ended for the season. Over the past year the club have had over 80 children participate in their mini soccer on a Saturday morning both at Meadowbank and Spires Park.
It's great to see so many children coming out and enjoying themselves, continually returning and improving with every session they attend.
They have also seen players who have came to mini soccer and who have progressed to playing for various Sky Blues youth teams over the course of the year!
The club would like to thank their mini soccer coach, Seamus Quinn for giving up his Saturday mornings and coaching the kids week in week out regardless of the weather or the numbers.
Without Seamy their mini soccer would not be as successful as it is. It's now time for a well earned break for everyone and they look forward to seeing you all, and hopefully a few more new faces back again in August!

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