Youth Section coaches honoured at AGM

Friday 29th July 2022

Royal Wootton Bassett Town's Annual General Meeting saw the presentation of two of the club's most prestigious annual awards - the Rob Woodhouse Youth Section Fellow of the Year and Andy Amos Youth Section Coach of the Year prizes.

Congratulations go to this year's winners, Tyler Affleck and Martin Jefferies.

Rob Woodhouse Youth Section Fellow of the Year: Tyler Affleck

Named in memory of former Youth Section coach Rob Woodhouse, who passed away in May 2009, the prize recognises particular volunteers who have gone the extra mile and represent the values that the club seeks to promote.

This year's prize deservedly went to Tyler Affleck, who has given up many hours of his time over the course of the season to help across the club as a coach. Tyler has assisted with the Monday evening goalkeeper coaching sessions and the free Saturday morning skills sessions, as well as serving as coach for the Under 11 Blue team.

Tyler - who was also named as the Wiltshire FA's Rising Star of the Year earlier this summer - is always happy and cheery, is well-liked by everyone and always creates a fun environment for the children he coaches.

Andy Amos Youth Section Coach of the Year winner: Martin Jefferies

The Coach of the Year prize was introduced two years ago to honour the memory of Andy Amos - a former coach within the club's youth section who tragically passed away in April 2020.

The winner of this year's prize was Martin Jefferies, who ran two teams - the Under 15 Blues and Under 12 Girls - over the past season. He has given up a significant amount of his time to coach them both during the week and to oversee their games weekends - with the latter requiring Martin to volunteer his time on Saturdays and Sundays.

Parents of the players he coaches hold Martin in high esteem as he is an excellent role model. His fellow coaches at the club rate highly the training sessions that he puts on and often watch in awe as he delivers them.

Martin upholds the values the club seeks to stand for too - there is perhaps no better example of this than when, on being congratulated for the Under 15 Blues' North Wilts League Division Two title win last season, he responded: "It was nothing to do with me - it's the lads who deserve all of the recognition for their hard work."

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