Player of the Year Awards Ceremony
On Sunday afternoon, every team from across Partick Thistle Football Club came together for the 2018 Player of the Year Awards. Now in its third season, Thistle’s award bash is the only one in the country that lets every age group from under 11s right the way through to the senior team share the same stage and, with 500 in attendance, it’s fair to say it was another successful day all round.
All the awards were hotly contested and, as ever, much sought after but there were two in particular that everyone was looking forward to – Goal of the Season and the McCrea Financial Services Player of the Year. For a sixth successive year, the Player of the Year award was sponsored by McCrea Financial Services.
Jags number ten, Chris Erskine, scooped the McCrea Financial Services Player of the Year award and was presented the trophy on behalf of McCrea Financial Services by their clients, Ian and Joan Wilson, pictured below.
On receiving his award, Chris said: “First and foremost I would like to thank everyone who voted for me for this award – even if it was more for what I said on Twitter than my actual performances.
I’d also like to make it very clear that this event is brilliant for the club and my comments were never meant to take anything away from the work and achievements of all the winners.
It is always a great day and it’s fantastic to see so many Thistle players from all the teams in one place celebrating their various successes.
The first team hasn’t been good enough this season and I think everyone would agree that it hasn’t been a great season for us. That said, the win on Saturday has given us the perfect start to the post-split fixtures and we now have four cup finals to make sure we stay where we belong next season.”
All at Partick Thistle would like to thank everyone who attended on Sunday as well as all of the award sponsors who helped to make it a special night for everyone.
A full list of winners is below:
Under 11s Player of the Year, sponsored by PTS Clean: Ceiran Loney
Under 12s Player of the Year, sponsored by PR Electrics: Nick Lockhart
Under 13s Player of the Year, sponsored by Glasgow Rocks: Greg Stewart
Under 14s Player of the Year, sponsored by Buck’s Bar: Alexander Fraser
Under 15s Player of the Year, sponsored by Moon Developments: Mathew Melvin
Under 16s Player of the Year, sponsored by The Energy Check: Billy Owens
Under 17s Player of the Year, sponsored by Pizza Express: Evan Galasso
Thistle ladies MVP award, sponsored by The Viking Bar: Rebecca Bisland
Development squad Player of the Year, sponsored by Just Employment Law: Callum Wilson
Goal of the Season, sponsored by Archie’s Newsagents: Ryan Edwards v St Johnstone
McCrea Financial Services Player of the Year: Chris Erskine