A National FA Community Charter Club
Lee Thompson Memorial Trophy 2012
The 2012 Lee Thompson Memorial Shield was presented to Under-16s player Max Tarrant for his outstanding contribution to club football over the past year.
Max was nominated by his coach and father Nick Tarrant. Max's nomination was as follows:
player represents a select group of players who have no choice but to be
first to every match and always turn up to training every week, no
matter what the weather. They know they will have to play outstandingly
well to receive the Managers’ player award without shouts of
‘fix’. They know they have to play really well to justify why they
are on the pitch when others are subs, and at the same time know they
could also be substituted (mostly without complaint) to show the other
players that you are being fair. They also have to live with the fact
that it is their parent that made those terrible decisions or are just
plain embarrassing. They
are the mangers’ sons and daughters.
player has played for Hethersett from Under 7’s.
He has been an exceptional player, though obviously he does not
always see it this way, with the ability to pick out that perfect pass,
more so than the higher profile players.
He is skilful with both feet, sometimes scores goals and has a
tremendous understanding of the game.
I know he doesn’t like it when I substitute him, usually to
give other players their turn on the pitch, and his frustration at not
playing shows how much taking part means to him.
sums up the last two and a half seasons. Possibly unknown by some,
or not noticed because of the effort he puts in, he has played
with a chronic problem that affects his joints, often playing with
painful knees, meaning that a whole game is not always possible. Despite
this he is always keen to play, has always battled away when on the
pitch, and puts a lot more effort into every game than I think others
With these problems aside, I would recommend Max for the contribution he has made as a genuine team player over the years, for the amount of effort he puts into his football, and everything he has had to put up with as one of that forgotten, taken for granted group, the managers’ sons.
won the shield, beating two other fine nominees in Michael Lemmon
for his outstanding work as a coach and club organiser and Steve
Walker for his outstanding work in a number of club areas.