Football: Rochdale AFC end of season award presentation winners 2018/19

Date published: 29 April 2019


Ian Henderson was the big winner at Rochdale’s end of season awards presentation on Saturday evening.

The Dale captain scooped four awards, including the prestigious Supporters’ Player of the Season Award and the Players’ Player of the Season honour. He was also named as the Dale Dragon Player of the Season and the South Manchester and Cheshire’s Player of the Season.

Aaron Wilbraham won the first team Goal of the Season accolade for his stunning half-volley against Portsmouth in September, while Toby Phillips was the recipient of the Youth Team equivalent for his 20-yard strike against Port Vale in January which he curled into the top corner of the net.

The Dale in the Community Player of the Season Award went to Calvin Andrew for his outstanding work in the local community.

Ollie Rathbone won most improved Young Player, while Fabio Tavares was named as Youth Team Player of the Season.

The full list of winners:

The Maureen Peacock Youth Team Player of the Season Award
Presented by: Chairman Andrew Kilpatrick
Winner: Fabio Tavares

Dale Dragon Player of the Season 
Presented by: Holly Hayden, Poppy Hayden and Jake Law
Winner: Ian Henderson

The Dale in the Community Sports Trust Player of the Season
Presented by: Keith Hicks & Siobhan McElhinney
Winner: Calvin Andrew

The Wilson Family Most Improved Young Player
Presented by: Veronica Wilson
Winner: Ollie Rathbone

SMAC Player of the Season
Presented by: Mark Hardman 
Winner: Ian Henderson

Youth Team Goal of the Season
Presented by: Academy Director Andrew Kelly
Winner: Fabio Tavares

Frank Bishop Goal of the Season
Presented by: Chief Executive David Bottomley
Winner: Aaron Wilbraham

Supporters’ Player of the Season
Presented by: Dale Supporters Trust Chairman Col Cavanah
Winner: Ian Henderson

Players’ Player of the Season
Presented by: Chairman Andrew Kilpatrick
Winner: Ian Henderson

Brent Wilkinson Memorial Cup
Managers Player of the Season
Presented by: Brian Barry-Murphy  
Winner: Callum Camps

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