What a day to remember! The inaugural Paget Rangers Juniors Presentation Day turned out to be a roaring success. With over 400 people in attendance, hundreds of juniors receiving their end of season trophies and Bruce the Paget Bear in great form it’s fair to say everyone had a brilliant day.
The weather was kind to us and with some of our Committee Members manning the food and drink stalls everyone was fed and watered. The Indian food in particular received rave reviews!
A special mention for our Coaches and also our First Team squad, who were there all day, in particular captain Ryan Kimberley and vice captain Ryan Butler, who were on hand to present all of the young players with their trophies, ably assisted by Bruce the Paget Bear. “This is exactly what this Club is all about, connecting with the Junior Teams and the local Community. Football is for everyone and I feel lucky to be part of this Club as it grows,” said Butler.
There was a slight misunderstanding from some of the younger Paget Juniors, who thought that the Paget Bear was part of the Masked Singer TV programme and gave chase to him around the pitch, to chants of “take it off, take it off!”
Our coaches arranged some competitions and small sided games for our younger teams and First Team Chairman Matthew Dainty admitted he looked across the pitch with great pride as over 70 juniors played on the pitch in their gold and black Paget shirts! Matthew also presented young Alfie Lloyd with his Paget Clubman of the year award, normally reserved for a First Team player. Alfie has not only played in goal for our u12’s this season, but along with his Dad, Scouse, has followed the First Team home and away all season. Well done Alfie!
We were even lucky enough to welcome Dennis Kennedy of the Community Games along. Dennis has been a great supporter of our Club and what we are doing and we look forward to joining him and his team again this year at the Sutton Community Games on the 13th and 14th of August at Wyndley Leisure Centre, with family fun guaranteed for everyone.
Along with Dennis was the Community Games mascot, Buddy, who showed some great footwork as he took to the pitch to show off his skills!
This truly was a great celebration of what has been a wonderful season. Bring on 2022/23!