Tuesday 18 July 2023

Widnes Wild Academy End Of Season Awards

Widnes Wild Academy junior award winners with coaches and team staff (Photo by Wild Academy)

The Widnes Wild Junior Academy held their end of season awards night and the following accolades were bestowed for the 2022/23 season:  

Under 18s
Top Points - Cody Ogden
Most Improved - Leo Hyman
Manager’s Player - Will Calcutt
Unsung Hero - Sam Hockey
Coaches’ Player - Cody Ogden
Players’ Player - Jake Meehan

Under 16s
Top Points - Jared Knowles
Most Improved - Sophia Green
Manager’s Player - Aidan Lamb
Unsung Hero - Porter Harrop
Coaches’ Player - Luke Alston
Players’ Player - Porter Harrop

Under 14s
Top Points - Caleb Eddleston
Most Improved - Austin Busby
Manager’s Player - Ben Roberts
Unsung Hero - Ben Roberts
Coaches’ Player - Ant Norman
Players’ Player - Ant Norman

Under 12s
Top Points - Caleb Eddleston
Most Improved - Leighton Williams
Manager’s Player - Ethan Liversage
Unsung Hero - Kian Liversage
Coaches’ Player - Caleb Eddleston
Players’ Player - Ethan Liversage

Under 10s
Most Improved - Henry Pearson
Manager’s Player - Elias Boardman
Coaches’ Player - Kian Liversage
Players’ Player - Poppy Ward

The full club special awards – presented in memory of sadly departed individuals who had a special influence at the Wild club were:

Vernon Neil Hardworker Award (U10s/U12s) - Poppy Ward
Jon Little Recognition Award (U14s, U16s & U18s) - Sam Daintith
Paul O’Prey Award (Full Club) - Jake Meehan.

The various Wild junior teams have enjoyed their most successful season to date, with the Under 12 team winning their league title for the first time and both the Under 14s and Under 16s finishing second in their respective divisions. A number of Wild players were selected for the prestigious end of season Showcase weekend tournament and 5 Widnes youngsters also gained international honours. 

The Wild Academy are always keen to recruit new players across all age groups from Under 10 to Under 18 and are holding training sessions throughout the summer months at the Planet Ice rink in preparation for the new season.

Separate “Learn To Play” sessions are also available for anybody new who would like to take up the sport. For more information, contact Academy Head Coach mike.gilbert@wildacademy.co.uk