FOOTBALL: Spalding Sunday League reward Paul Rudkin at end of landmark season
Spalding and District Sunday League presented its 2018/19 awards at the annual general meeting.
It was another landmark season for Jubilee player/manager Paul Rudkin, who has been involved in the league since the 1970s. The 61-year-old made his 900th appearance for the club and steered his side to its first-ever Knockout Cup success.
Jubilee were also runners-up in the league, edged out by Sutton St James in a winner-takes-all final match.
Rudkin capped another fine season by being named Club Secretary of the Year.
Club Assistant of the Year: Carlos Moss (Mulberry FC)
Referee of the Year: Ben Lilley
Highest goalscorer: Bede Finnigan (Mulberry FC) 27
Fair Play Award: Sutton St James FC
General/fixtures/registration secretary Jonathan Amess appealed for new teams to get in touch, adding: “After over 50 seasons we are still managing to keep the league alive, although a lot smaller in numbers.”