Fresh from steering his side from second bottom in the Southern Region Women’s Football League Division 1 to at least runners up this time around, Ascot United Ladies manager Darrel Evans has received a ‘Manager of the Season’ nomination.
Evans side are top of the league at the time of writing having completed all their games, but only by a point from New Milton Town who have one game left to play.
Regardless though of whether the Yellawomen finish top or runners up, it has been a superb season for the side and Evans has done it while unearthing some talent within the club that includes young striker Amy Woollard – herself up for Young Player of the Season.
Some of the submissions include: “Darrel puts in a huge amount of work behind the scenes running Ascot United Ladies. For the past 7 years he has seen many promotions and has really pushed women’s football within the club.
“Last season the team were on the verge of relegation but with Darrel’s passion and belief in the team, he managed to hold onto their place in the South Region Womens Football League Division 1.
“This season, determined to prove to everybody that the team are more than capable of dominating the league Darrel worked hard to ensure the team trained hard, kept focused and had determination to go out and leave everything they had out on that pitch. His team currently sit top of the table – something they would have laughed at had you told them last season, but Darrel has always said you can and you will. If results go Ascot’s way it will be another league title and promotion for Darrel to add to his collection. The team have been unbeaten at home in the league and went on an 11 game unbeaten run throughout the whole of 2017 doing all they can to try and secure the top spot.”
A couple of other submissions read: “Incredible turn around for Ascot Ladies since the start of the season. His players cannot speak highly enough of him, lives for the team and has taken them to the brink of promotion.”
And: “Darrel has worked so hard as the Ascot United Ladies. He toyed with applying for voluntary relegation but supported the girls when they decided they wanted to stay up this season. He worked tirelessly recruiting new players when the numbers were a bit low. He has been very supportive of the younger players within the team.”
If you think Darrel is deserving of the ‘Manager of the Year’ award or you have someone who you’d like to nominate, please fill out the form below to cast your vote!
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