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York City's Scott Kerr joins 31-strong Clubman of Year gang
11:51am Tuesday 1st May 2012 in News
YORK City midfielder Scott Kerr has become the 31st different winner of the Billy Fenton Memorial Trophy.
Kerr succeeded Dan Parslow as City’s Clubman of the Year after polling the most votes from supporters.
Centre-back Parslow (2009, 2011) is one of seven players to have won the award twice.
The others to enjoy that accolade are Alan Fettis (2001, 2002), Barry Jones (1999, 2000), Jon McCarthy (1992, 1995), John MacPhail (1984, 1985), Keith Walwyn (1982, 1987) and Gordon Staniforth (1978, 1979).
Phil Burrows was the first winner of the trophy in 1974.
The injured Kerr, meanwhile, was also the choice of the Harrogate Minstermen and City’s players as Player of the Year to complete a hat-trick haul of individual honours.
Left-back James Meredith won the York City Supporters’ Club poll, while Paddy McLaughlin and Tom Platt were recognised as the Community Player of the Year and the Youth Team Player of the Year respectively.
There was also a poignant presentation made to Mark Ovendale’s sons Jacob, Evan and James at Saturday’s home match with Forest Green.
The former City ’keeper, who lost his battle against cancer last year, was the inspiration when players and staff at Bootham Crescent grew moustaches for the Movember charity.
As a consequence, a cheque for £2,929 was handed over to Ovendale’s family by current City shot-stopper Michael Ingham.