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’