Alex Kaye is the MJSL Player of the Year


Oakhill Lions midfielder Alex Kaye is the MJSL Player of the Year.

Kaye, 21, received the Tony Waltzer Trophy after a season in which he scored twice in the Feldman Trophy final, including an extra-time winner.

In his final year reading history and sociology at the University of Manchester, Kaye has scored 13 goals, playing predominantly in central midfield as well as a brief spell at centre back.

Kaye said: "Winning the MJSL Player of the Year award is something I am very proud of. It's always nice to see your name engraved on a trophy.

"The last couple of seasons have been very frustrating for me due to injuries and I was barely able to play any football at all. So to finally get a full season of football was a big plus, and winning the award just makes it even better.

"Having said that, football is a team game and the most important thing for me was to win trophies with Oakhill, and I'm very pleased that we managed to do that. It was a great season for the team and the personal accolade is really just a bonus."

Arsenal fan Kaye is from Edgware and will be returning to London next year.

The top-scorer award went to Leeds J-Uni's Oli Grant. He netted 23 goals.

Alan Jacobs received the Ken Glancy Memorial Trophy for MJSL Referee of the Year.

Sporting JLGB will receive a new kit for the team after winning the Sportsmanship Award with just one caution all season. Both awards were presented by Malcolm Collins, vice chairman of Maccabi GB.

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