Sunday 2 June 2024

Wild NIHL Presentation Evening

Netminder Luca Tessadri receives the Coaches' Player of the Season award from Head Coach Joey Coulter (Photo by Steve Cunningham)

The Widnes Wild NIHL club recently held their end of season Presentation Evening at The Venue, Widnes Old Town Hall. This is always a very popular occasion where players, team staff, match volunteers and fans can all get together in a relaxed atmosphere and look back over the past season.

The Player Awards for the 2023/24 season were announced and these went to:

  • Coaches’ Player of the Season – Luca Tessadri
  • Coaches’ Forward of the Season - Matty Barlow
  • Coaches’ Defenceman of the Season - Will Harper
  • Fans’ Forward of the Season - Matty Barlow
  • Fans’ Defenceman of the Season - Owen Rae
  • Players’ Player of the Season – Mikey Gilbert
  • The Ken Armstrong Award – Jonathan Williamson 

(Note: The Ken Armstrong Award was introduced last year and is for the player who the coaches feel went above and beyond what is expected of them over the course of the season.)

There were also special presentations to Ken Armstrong and Tom Jackson for having passed 300 games for the Wild earlier in the season and for Matty Barlow and Nathan Britton who have passed 100 appearance in Widnes colours.

As well as the usual speeches, the evening also included dancing, a buffet and supporters were able to collect the “own and loan” players’ shirts that they had sponsored for the season.