Dons captain hands out awards

Dons captain, Russell Anderson, made a surprise appearance at Stonehaven Youth Football Club Girls annual trophy presentation last week.
Dons captain, Russell Anderson, made a surprise appearance at Stonehaven Youth Football Club Girls annual trophy presentation last week.

Dons captain, Russell Anderson, made a surprise appearance at Stonehaven Youth Football Club Girls annual trophy presentation last week.

The Pittodrie legend presented girls from the under-16 and under-13 squads with their awards for this season.

Stonehaven Girls under-16s manager, Alan Townsend, said: “We were absolutely delighted that Russell was there to present the awards and join us in celebrating the girls’ success and achievements over the last season.

“He is a great guy and a true role model for young footballers across the region.

‘‘The girls were really excited to receive their awards from such a successful player. He was able to give us some insight into his career and his role models as well as taking the time to pose for photos and sign autographs.”

Around 100 people attended the event at Stonehaven Bowling Club which also raised funds for the club through a raffle, bingo and quiz.

In the Under-16s, trophies were awarded to:

n Katy Townsend - Player of the Year

n Daisy Smith - Player’s Player of the Year

n Aria Kennedy - Top Goalscorer

n Amy Tench - Most Improved Player of the Year

In the Under-13s, trophies were awarded to:

n Libby Spence – Player of the Year

n Natalie Christie – Players’ Player of the Year

n Francesca Ogilvie – Most Improved Player of the Year

n Erin Beedie - Club Woman of the Year

n Young Player of the Year – Molly and Katie McLeod

n Young Players’ Player of the Year – Laura Porter

n Young Most Improved Player of the Year – Brodie Crighton