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Record-breaking season celebrated at Player Awards Evening


AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth

The Cherries squad and coaching staff toasted a remarkable Premier League season at Monday night's Record-breaking season celebrated at Player Awards Evening.

Joshua King, Artur Boruc, Steve Cook and Benik Afobe all scooped awards on the gala night at the Bournemouth International Centre, while academy manager Joe Roach was recognised for his long service at the club with a special award.

Hosted by BBC commentator Kris Temple and Sky Sports presenter Mark McAdam in front of 550 guests, club analyst Ryan Dawes was announced as the unsung hero; while Kyle Taylor and Sam Surridge were given the awards for the under-18s and under-21s players of the season.

The awards were also streamed live on the beta version of the club's new website.

The full list of award winners:

Community Player of the Season: Benik Afobe

Youth Team Player of the Season: Kyle Taylor

Unsung Hero Award: first-team analyst, Ryan Dawes

Under-21s Player of the Season: Sam Surridge

Special Recognition Award: Academy manager, Joe Roach

Goal of the Season: Steve Cook v Liverpool

The Micky Cave/Bournemouth Echo Player of the Season: Steve Cook

Supporters' Player of the Season: Artur Boruc

Players' Player of the Season: Joshua King

Upon receiving the final award of the evening, King spoke with McAdam on stage and revealed he has set his targets even higher than ninth place for next season.

"Maybe next season we can get Champions League or Europa League! You never know! But we have a great team here, I've worked hard and try best," he said in his acceptance speech.

The club would like to thank event sponsors Premier Sports Solutions and Strategic Solutions.


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