From Press Release
Sheffield University’s Goalkeeper Tim Blower has been named as the Yorkshire Player of the Year for 2011/12.
Tim, aged 21 and a second year student at Sheffield Hallam University, has been a key player for the Sheffield University team that finished 6th in the North of England Premier Division; their highest position for a quarter of a century. He was also picked to represent Yorkshire in the National Championships at the start of May, reaching the semi finals. His performances have earned him a call up to the England Training Squad for the European Championships to be held in Amsterdam at the end of June.
This is the third time a goalkeeper has won the award. Previous winners Chris Beck (1994/95) and Ben McAllister (1996/97) both went on to represent England at senior level.
YCLA President Simon Gill said “Tims performances this season have been of the highest calibre for both Sheffield University and Yorkshire. He thoroughly deserves this prestigious award and should be very proud of himself. We all wish him the very best for his selection to represent England at the European Championships in Amsterdam”.
Special praise was also given to Alex Williams (Leeds University) and Jack Stamford (Hull) who have both had very strong seasons in 2011/12.
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