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
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
Definitely a night to remember…
West Ham Second Squad?
We were delighted to receive from West Ham Utd today, a lovely photo featuring our guests at the awards evening with some of the players. Thank you!
I was very lucky to have been awarded second place prize at the West Ham Utd Player Awards dinner in May (see previous post). The prize was being guest of West Ham’s joint chairmen for the pre-season friendly vs UC Sampdoria (and I could also bring along my partner, Patricia and my brother Ian and his son – Michael (both lifelong Hammers fans).
As part of the Prize, I got to choose the man of the match and present the award. I choose one of our most reliable players – Mark Noble – who was a pivotal part of our display. Peter Rayney Tax Consulting Ltd was also featured on the screen as the Match Day sponsor.
We thoroughly appreciated the kind hospitality shown by everyone at the club, especially chairmen David Gold, David Sullivan, Jill Moore, Julie O’Leary, and Charley Harding, for making it a magical memorable day…
Here are some photos from our adventure…
Presenting Man of the Match award to Mark Noble
Pitchside with David Gold and nephew Michael
Sitting in Big Sam’s hot seat in the dug-out (with Patricia)
Cross arms ‘Irons’ pose with David Gold and David Sullivan (and Brother Ian)
Brother Ian and son Michael with Mo Diame
Our guests all had a hugely enjoyable night at the West Ham United Player Awards Dinner held at the Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane.
The event, hosted by TV personality – Ben Sheppard – was very entertaining, and it was great to be ‘rubbing shoulders’ with David Gold, David Sullivan, Karen Brady, Big Sam and the first team squad.
The auctioneer, Jonny Gould, had everyone in stitches as he cleverly managed to extract cash with the subtle use of personal guilt, setting-up strong competitive battles, and down-right cheekiness. He even managed to secure £10,000 from Andy Carroll – his prize being to play a game of FIFA on the big screen at Upton Park with up to 50 friends!
There were a number of awards which included Hammer of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year – both of which were deservedly picked up by Mark Noble. It was perhaps not surprising to see first choice goalie, Adrian, take the Save of the Season award!
It was lovely to see Sir Trevor Brooking pick up the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’
Our guests particularly liked having their pictures taken with the players.
It was a great personal privilege to meet the legendary Sir Trevor Brooking