27th Oct, 2020

A night to remember for Rugby Town Under-21s

Rugby Editorial 24th Jun, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

IT WAS clean sweep for Rugby Town’s Under-21s after they came away from the Midland Football League awards with all the accolades in the Under-21 category.

Held the Bescot Stadium in Walsall on Saturday night, the awards celebrate the success of clubs in the Midlands and it proved to be a night to remember for Rugby Town.

Charlie Cook capped off a fine season in front of goal by collecting the golden boot for the South East Under-21 division and he was just one goal shy of scorer for the whole of the Midland League, Ruben Wiggins-Thomas, who scored 44 goals for Premier Division title winners side Basford United.

Wiggins-Thomas will come up against Rugby Town next season as league winners.

Rugby also came away with the Under-21 Championship title and the League Challenge Urn Cup, as well as the team of the month award for both April and May.

To top a fine evening off for the club, up-and-coming manager Chay Thompson was named manager of the year.

Thompson improved is ever-growing reputation in the game by guiding his side to 12 wins out of 16 and they scored 60 goals in the process, conceding just 19.

“It was a proud moment for me,” said Chay, who is an FA Level 2 coach at the Strachan Football Foundation and is currently working towards UEFA B licence

“I have been in full time football now for five years and this is my highest achievement to date.

“All the hard work myself the players and staff have put in over the season has paid off with winning the league and cup double which was a remarkable achievement for us all.

“I would like to thank Rugby Town Under-21s for giving me the opportunity to manage such a talented group of individuals and the support they have shown me over this season.

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