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Hype Train FC: End of Season Awards Night History

The team at Awards FC created us bespoke End of Season awards for the 2021/22 season. Photography by Sam Austin.

Welcome aboard the home of Hype Train Football Club. Here, you can view all of the information and photos from the club's End of Season awards night and its history, which took place at the conclusion of each season. All aboard.

Hype Train FC - End of Season Award History:

2020/21 Awards Night: 21st August 2021 (All Bar One, Reading)

2021/22 Awards Night: 8th July 2022 (Thirsty Bear, Reading)

Location: The Thirsty Bear, 110 King's Road, Reading, RG1 3BY

Photographer: Sam Austin (@HypeTrainSam)

End of Season Awards Details:

Each season, the club hosts an End of Season social event, with the team hosting an awards night to present the players with club season awards, as well as host of specialised awards. The club presents six major awards alongside club season awards; Players Player, Manager's Player, Golden Boot, Best Individual Performance, Club Sportsman Award, and Goal of the Season.

2020/21 End of Season Award Winners:

Players Player of the Season: Phil Newport

Manager's Player of the Season: Jon Watkins

Golden Boot: Phil Newport (9 goals / 9 assists)

Best Individual Performance: Colins Akemche (vs. Caversham United - RSSL Game 7)

Club Sportsman Award: Walid Zaky

Goal of the Season: Callum Parr-Jones (vs. Woodley Saints - RSSL Game 1)

Other Recognitions:

- The club's second captain, Martin King, was presented with a commemorative club home shirt

2021/22 End of Season Award Winners:

Players Player of the Season: Leon Mannion

Manager's Player of the Season: Vincent van Lembergen

Golden Boot: Leon Mannion (47 goals / 30 assists)

Best Individual Performance: George Holloway (vs. AFC Cressex - EBFL Presidents Cup Final)

Club Sportsman Award: Ash Ali

Goal of the Season: Phil Newport (vs. AFC Cressex - EBFL Presidents Cup Final)

Other Recognitions:

- Walid Zaky presented commemorative, handmade wooden awards to Robert Austin, Sam Austin, Vince van Lembergen, and Jon Watkins

- George Fradgley, George Holloway, Paul Hatfield, and Matt Snell (among others) presented Robert Austin with a 2003/04 Newcastle home shirt

- Jon Watkins presented Robert Austin with an award for reaching 100 appearances for the club.

View the Awards Photo Gallery:

Want to know more about The Hype Train?

The Hype Train is an entertainment website founded in 2015, specialising in general football and Fantasy sports reporting, starting with Fantasy Premier League (FPL), before expanding to MLS Fantasy coverage in 2018.

We pride ourselves in providing beautiful graphics, statistics, in-depth analytical reporting and free weekly insight for hopeful players attempting to climb rankings tables. We are also occasional media reviewers, with a keen interest to review games, live sport, and professional wrestling.

In 2019, Hype Train Football Club was formed, becoming the first Fantasy Football website to take to the field. HTFC is a socially active team across social and web channels, providing regular match highlights, match reports, comprehensive player statistics and unique player profiles. We won both Goal of the Season Awards in the Berkshire and County FA regions, with Callum Parr-Jones winning the Berks & Bucks FA award, whilst Martin King won the PlaySport UK award.

In 2021, we formed the Reading Sunday Social League (RSSL), a competitive Sunday League involving 8 teams in its debut season. During the 2021/22 season, we won our first-ever trophy, lifting the East Berkshire Football League's Presidents Cup.

The Hype Train were nominated and shortlisted for the 'Best Football Blog' in 2016 by the Football Bloggers Association at their annual Football Blogging Awards (The FBA's), and were again shortlisted as a finalist in 2019 in the 'Best Fantasy Football Blog' category.

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