League’s new Peter Taylor Fair Play Award goes to Newman College team

Barbara Taylor presens the award to Ralph Cooper, secretary of Newman College FC
Barbara Taylor presens the award to Ralph Cooper, secretary of Newman College FC

The Mid Lancashire League have introduced in a new trophy to be known as the Peter Taylor Fair Play Award.

The competition is named in memory of Peter, a long-standing league committee member, who passed away in November last year.

The award will be made annually to the team with the fairest play attitude throughout a season.

The winners are decided by employing the LFA’s Fair Play system, which deploys teams within the league with a points regime.

The system is based on points, to be given for every disciplinary action against a team over the season.

The team with the lowest points awarded against them will ultimately be the winners of the award.

If points are equal at the end of the season, the League will base the winner on points issued by the LFA, against games played in league games only.

For the 2017/18 season the winners were Newman College Reserves with a points total of five against 16 games played.

The picture (above) shows Mrs Barbara Taylor presenting the award to Ralph Cooper, the secretary of Newman College FC, at the recent League AGM.