Both Daryl Francis and Max Pryke agreed that the relaibility and quality shown by Rhys Thompson made a formally troublesome left-back slot become the first filled slot on the teamsheet. He has had a great debut season for Playford, picking up two Man of the Match awards, both against Raydon Ravens who were by far and away the toughest team in the division. The second of the two awards was whilst playing at centre back a position he has been asked to play a few times over the course of the campaign to which he adapted seemlessly. Likewise at centre back he can be relied upon by the manages and other players to put in a performance.
Incredibly Jez has picked up Managerís Player of the Year in his 16th season with the club. He is a managerís dream and the epitome of consistency, which is why at the age of 41, he still holds down a regular spot with the first team.
The season started with a bang and five wins from five but once the bubble burst it became a difficult season all round. However, whenever called upon Jez has put in a performance and has never once complained, despite frequently finding himself occupying the less familiar left-back role and often against some very tricky wingers.
Jez has captained the side three times and chipped in with four assists and even when the season became particularly testing he was still making himself available for the first team when others were not. A real role model for our younger players and a deserved winner.