2024 Player of the Year Night

On Saturday night, Pollok committee, players, management, sponsors and fans came together in a packed Loks Bar & Kitchen to recognise the efforts of the squad over the 23/24 season.

For the first time ever, the main Pollok FC Player of the Year Award was shared between two players, as Adam Forde & Scott Forrester took joint custody of the Roy Pert trophy.

Pollok FC Players of the Year, Adam Forde and Scott Forrester. Presented by Hon. President Stuart McCulloch & President Paul Regan.

 

That was just the tip of the iceberg for Adam Forde as he also won Players’ Player of the Year, Top Goalscorer and Fans’ Forum Player of the Year after the most prolific season of his Pollok career with thirty goals. Among them were no fewer than two overhead kicks, and several other top class finishes, in what was a memorable sixth campaign for the forward.

Forde presented with Players’ Player of the Year by club captain Calum Gow.
Receiving the Fans’ Forum Player of the Year from Vice President Kev McElwee.

 

Scott Forrester also added to his honour with the Management Player of the Year award after an excellent debut season for the Lok, as he made 43 appearances and only missed three games. His solid defensive displays were complemented by a keen eye for goal which also saw him score five times.

 

Another player who marked his first season at Newlandsfield with an award was midfielder Luke Main, who was named Young Player of the Year. The 23 year old had an eye-catching campaign and was one of the standout performers of the second half of the season, scoring six goals in 29 appearances.

 

Next up was the Management Merit Award which went to Stephen Docherty, who has been on immense form since returning from a spell on loan at Gartcairn. In nineteen games this season, he scored twelve goals, which is more than double last season’s tally in eight fewer games.

 

The final award of the night was reserved for goalkeeper Jordan Longmuir, who played his final game earlier in the day against Clydebank after ten years at the club.  The Special Achievement Award recognised the immense contribution he has made to Pollok, both on and off the pitch. As he retires to spend more time with his young family, we wish him all the best and look forward to welcoming him back to Newlandsfield as a supporter for many years to come.

 

Off the pitch, (and up a ladder) there was also recognition for long-time cameraman Mark Donnelly, whose top quality match highlights beam Pollok into the households of supporters worldwide and help more people engage with the Southside’s Local Team every week.

 

Prior to the POTY evening, the Supporter Ambassador Award was awarded by supporters group Los Pollok Hermanos to David Young. A loyal supporter over many years, he travels to every game by public transport and is a familiar face to supporters of clubs across the West of Scotland.

 

Saturday was a recognition of some excellent individual performances and impressive team efforts, against the backdrop of significant challenges for the club. It was also an opportunity for the squad, management, committee and supporters to come together and celebrate everything that makes Pollok FC great. We would like to extend our thanks to the players and managements for their efforts this season, to Loks Bar & Kitchen for hosting us, to DJ Robert Wood for his excellent hosting job, and finally, to our supporters. Your attendance helped make the night special, and we hope you have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you on the terraces for 24/25.

Mon The Lok Now!