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Academy Player of the Year

The Johnny Haynes Trophy

The Fulham Supporters’ Trust have partnered with Fulham Football Club to arrange for a trophy, named after the Club’s finest ever player Johnny Haynes, to be presented to the academy’s young player of the year.

The Trust are delighted to support the work of the Club’s academy through the Fulham Supporters’ Trust Academy Player of the Year award and give recognition to some of Fulham’s brightest young talents.

The Johnny Haynes Trophy
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The formal presentation of the trophy, which will be known as the Johnny Haynes Trophy, by the Trust to the Club took place on the Craven Cottage turf during the half-time interval at the Premier League game against Brighton and Hove Albion on January 29th 2019. A Trust delegation presented the trophy to Steven Sessegnon and Fulham’s Academy director, Huw Jennings, and the inaugural winner of the player of the year award will be announced towards the end of the season, following a vote of their fellow players and the club’s coaching staff.

Steven Sessegnon & Huw Jennings presented with the Johnny Haynes trophy by Dan Crawford & Peter Grinham
Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Fulham Supporters’ Trust member Peter Grinham, who came up with the idea of the trophy, has written an article on the award for the Fulham fans’ website, Fulham Focus. You can read it here.



Sonny Hilton with FST board members Simon Duke, Tamara Dragadze and Dan Crawford


Trust member Dan Crawford Academy Director Mike Cave & Fabio Carvalho standing together with trophy
Fabio Carvalho with FST board member Dan Crawford and FFC Academy Director Mike Cave


Jay Stansfield


Tyrese Francois with FST board members Chris Gilbertson, Owen Smith & Tom Greatrex and FFC Academy Director Huw Jennings

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