PRTC sponsors ‘Best Individual Performance Award’ at West Ham United Player Awards 2016/17

We were very honoured and excited to sponsor the ‘Best Individual Performance Of The Season’ award at the 2016/17 West Ham United Player Awards evening.

It was great to see the winner this year was James Collins (aka ‘Ginger Pele) for his defiant defensive display against Swansea City which gave ‘us’ a much needed three points and a clean sheet.

Presenting James Collins with his award

Presenting James Collins with his   award

It was a fantastic night and our hosts, Tony Cottee and Bianca Westwood, proved an entertaining partnership.  We loved the expanse and setting of the Intercontinental Hotel at the O2.

Our guests loved mingling with the players and they enjoyed their ‘photo shoot’ with the first team squad.

 

Our guests with the first team squad

Our guests with the first team squad

Definitely a night to remember…

PRTC AT THE WEST HAM UTD PLAYER AWARDS – 2015/16 – 3 May 2016

West Ham Utd Player Awards 2015/16 Brochure

West Ham Utd Player Awards 2015/16 brochure

Best Individual Performance of the Season

PRTC sponsors of Best Individual Performance of the Season Award

Peter Rayney Presenting Michail Antonio with his award

Peter Rayney Presenting Michail Antonio with his award

We were proud to support the West Ham Utd Player Awards again this year, sponsoring the ‘Best Individual Performance of the Season’, which went to Michail Antonio for his great all round performance in the FA Premier League 1-0 win over Spurs (see above).

All our guests said they had a fantastic night at the club’s Player Awards, which was held at the lavish Hilton on Park Lane.  After a brilliant season, there was a vibrant and jubilant atmosphere in the room as we celebrated the team’s and individual player achievements.

The evening was hosted by Sky Sports F1 lead commentator and lifelong hammers fan, David Croft. The irrepressible auctioneer Jonny Gould put in an indefatigable performance playing bidders off against each other to extract the maximum cash for the benefit of the West Ham Academy.

It was great to chat to 1966 World Cup ‘hatrick’ hero Geoff Hurst and see him pick up his 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

Geoff Hurst with his Lifetime Achievement Award

Geoff Hurst with his Lifetime Achievement Award

The PRTC guests

The PRTC guests

Dimitri ('We've Got') Payet cleaned up by taking five awards

Dimitri (‘We’ve Got’) Payet cleaned up by taking five awards and was named ‘Hammer of the year’

A word from 'happy' captain Mark

A word from ‘happy’ captain Mark

On a personal level, it was great to meet Slaven and many of the players and say ‘THANK YOU!’ for a great season – they all obliged with a selfie…here are a few of them!

...with the gaffer

…with the gaffer

...with Andy Carroll

…with Andy Carroll

.......with James Collins

…….with James Collins

 

WEST HAM UNITED PLAYER AWARDS 2014/15 – A HAMMERS NIGHT TO REMEMBER

West Ham Utd Player Awards Programme

West Ham Utd Player Awards Programme

Oh what a night…6th of May in 2015!  Our guests all had a fantastic time at the West Ham Player Awards dinner in the convivial surroundings of the London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel.  We were here to celebrate a good season’s work and see the players receive their awards. And there was lots of wonderful video footage to admire – I shall never tire of seeing Adrian rip his gloves off before converting his penalty to clinch an FA cup win against Everton!

The event was wonderfully hosted by Ben Shephard.  The auctioneer, Jonny Gould had our table in stitches as he managed to insult the auction bidders, cajoling them into parting with large amounts of cash.  I managed to make a successful bid for ‘Matchday announcer for the day’ at Upton Park – that should be great fun!

The PRTC table at the awards

The PRTC table at the awards

Cheikhou Kouyaté and Diafra Sakho were delightful guests on our table. They were both affable and friendly and we all had lots to talk about (some of it was done in French!).  Interesting to quiz Diafra on his strongest defensive opponents this year!!

We were proud sponsors of the ‘Best Individual Performance’ of the year – there were so many contenders who had put in ‘great shifts’ – but the winner was one of our ‘table guests’ Cheikhou for his all-round display against Manchester United which included a ‘wonderfully skilled’ goal.

Waiting to present Best Individual Performance Award to Cheikhou

Waiting to present Best Individual Performance Award to Cheikhou

Presenting Best Individual Performance Award to Cheikhou

Presenting the Award to Cheikhou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The official West Ham Utd photo of me presenting the award to Cheiko

official photo at WHU Player Awards

Diafra Sakho inevitably won the “Top Goalscorer’ of the season award.

Diafra Sakho... top goalscorer

Diafra Sakho…top goalscorer in 2014/15

There were waves of sad emotion as the late Dylan Tombides award was presented to Reece Oxford by Dylan’s mum. He will always be remembered with affection.

Admiration swept the room as the legendary Martin Peters MBE came up to receive ‘The Lifetime Achievement Award’ to a standing ovation – what a shining role model of a footballer he is.  Loved his impromptu speech (as he had not planned to speak) – which ended with a great line “If you don’t support West Ham, then don’t come!”

Martin Peter's says a few words...

Martin Peter’s says a few words…

Ben Shephard  told us that the votes for The ‘Hammer Of The Year’ were extremely close this year…but the winner was Aaron Cresswell.  He has been consistently superb all season.

Aaron Cresswell coming up to receive his 'Hammer Of The Year' Award

Aaron Cresswell coming up to receive his ‘Hammer Of The Year’ Award

I shall cherish the memories of this evening forever..West Ham is a great family club! Thanks to everyone involved at the club for putting together a slick and entertaining event.
Here are some other random photos…

Proud sponsors....

Proud sponsors….

Amita with Cheikhou

Amita with Cheikhou

New signing for next season (Patricia!)

New signing for next season   (Patricia!)

Host Ben Shephard

Host Ben Shephard

Photo opportunity with the legendary Martin Peters

Photo with the legendary Martin  Peters

James Collins selfie

James Collins selfie

Ben Shephard surrounded by two beauties...

Ben Shephard surrounded by two beauties…