A FORMER footballer and Premier League manager was the star guest as a youth team held its annual presentation day.
George Graham, who played for and managed Arsenal, and was later in charge at Tottenham Hotspur, presented the awards at Potters Bar United FC’s end-of-season event.
The Scottish international has links to the town, as his two children both attended Dame Alice Owen’s School.
The winners of the Ryan Harrison Award were Alfie Duke (11-a-side) and Charles Dent (mini-soccer) who were the top goalscorers for the club.
The award is in memory of Ryan Harrison, who played for Potters Bar United from the age of five to 18.
Ryan died suddenly in 2009, aged 18, of a viral infection which caused his heart to fail, while on a six-month trip around the world.
The Peter Green Award, which is given for most outstanding achievement, was presented to Mason Southwell for his continual commitment and dedication throughout every training session and game.
Other honours were presented to Tony Louizou (U10 Blacks), who was Manager of the Year, and Steve Reid (U15 Blacks), who received the Chairman’s Award.
Potters Bar United was founded in 1975 principally to provide football for young people in Potters Bar and the surrounding areas.
There are between one and three teams at every age group from under-sevens up to under-18s, who play in the Rural Friendly League, Mid-Herts Rural Minors League and the Watford Friendly League.
Potters Bar United Soccer School takes place every Saturday from 9.30am to 11am at Oakmere School in Chace Avenue.
If you want to sign up, contact Steve Reid on 07958 389503.