YOUNG footballers have been honoured at the Tweedbank Thistle end of season awards.

The club, which is now in its 24th year, has more than 120 players and 30 SFA qualified coaches.

And their hard work was celebrated at an event at Tweedbank Community Centre recently.

Chairman David Moffat told us: "We strive to continually give our players of all ability, the opportunity to play and enjoy football at affordable prices.

"Our players' passion, drive and determination have given them some phenomenal exposure and this year we were delighted to be awarded Club Sport Ettrick and Lauderdale, Club of the Year Award for outstanding achievement in sport.

"As a club we are committed to nurturing our players' future and giving access to opportunities that will not just further their football career but set them with a solid foundation.

"With a record number of players in attendance at our annual end of season awards, it was an incredible honour to present our players with their awards and certificates in front of their fellow peers, coaches, family members and sponsors.

"Each player was presented with a medal and a certificate for their efforts and personal achievements which was proudly given by their coaches.

"Players awards for each age group were also given for Coach's Most Improved Player (P1-P7) and Players' Player (P3-P7)."

The full list of awards winners are as follows:

Coach's Most Improved Player of the year – 2013 team: Axl Denholm; 2012 team: Murray Purves; 2011 team: Blake Mitchinson; 2010 team: Jimmy Gibson; 2009 team: Ryan Stoddart; 2008 team: Torr Shuttleworth; 2007 team: Callum Purves.

Players' Player of the year – 2011: Archie Barr; 2010: Max Selkirk; 2009: Cameron Revels; 2008 team: Kaiden Scott; and 2007 team: Max Kellock.

David added: "In every aspect of our club, we pride as ourselves as a united team. From coaches to committee members, parents to players and all our phenomenal sponsors too. We are all part of the club’s monumental success. From this, it can only lead to even greater growth and success.

"We would like to thank all our sponsors for there continued support: S&S Joinery, Tile Style, Amara, Misty’s Brows, The Tweedbank Late Shop, Greenlite Graphics, Ceta Engineering and The Trophy Guy.

"A Huge thank you to all involved with Tweedbank Thistle – making a small club achieve big things."