A teenage footballer has received £500.00 from a bursary set up in memory of one of Yeovil Town’s biggest supporters.
George Morris-Edwards, who represents the Trust’s U18 side in the Junior Premier League, was the latest recipient of the bursary given in memory of Gurnard Smith, a former vice-president who died in 2010. The youngster was presented with the cheque by Mr Smith’s widow, Mary.
George who has been involved with the Club and the Trust for a number of years, starting out as a member of the Taunton based Development Centre. At under nine he then moved into the Centre of Excellence and remained there until its closure in 2012.
Throughout his playing time at the Centre of Excellence, George became a vital member of the squads he played in and developed into a very good all round footballer.His attitude towards training and matches was always first class and he always had a strong desire to further improve his game.
When the Centre of Excellence closed George took up the offer of joining the Trust’s Advanced Development Centre programme and progressed into their Junior Premier League set up, again showing that he is a vital member the squad and a leader by example both on and off the pitch.
Sara Bradley, manager of the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust (YTCST) said the money would help the youngster’s development as a player.
She said: “Gurnard was a lovely man and is sorely missed by everyone connected with Yeovil Town Football Club. This bursary will certainly help George with his football and his progression within our U18 side and beyond.