Posted: Tue 7th Jun 2016

Nomads photographer scoops Welsh Premier League photo of the year award.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jun 7th, 2016

gap Connah’s Quay’s club photographer has scooped this year Welsh Premier League Photo of the Season award.

Nik Mesney’s photo of the team celebrating their historic play-off win over Flintshire rivals Airbus in May impressed the judges ahead of strong competition. 

The winning picture captures the moment the players lift the trophy after beating Airbus 1-0 in front of a record breaking crowd of 904 at the Deeside stadium.

The historic win secured UEFA Europa League qualification the first time in the clubs history.

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The Winning Picture by Nik Mesney

Nik picked up his award at the Welsh Premier League annual awards dinner last Saturday held at St David’s Park Hotel Ewloe.

A delighted Nik told Deeside.com:

“I’m thrilled to have won this award having come so close last season and missing out on the night.  I was constantly thinking throughout the season, is that the one? whenever I’d taken a good photo, but on that final day against Airbus, I had a feeling that if the result went our way that I might be able to capture something perfect.  As it happened, we won and I made sure to get myself in the ideal position to capture the lifting of the trophy – I was actually hanging off the edge of the stairs on the stand at Deeside Stadium, so it perhaps wasn’t the safest option, but it was worth it!”

Other award winners:

Dafabet WPL Young Player of the Season:

James Murphy (Airbus UK Broughton)
Dafabet WPL Special Award:

Gwyn Pierce Owen (Bangor City)
Dafabet WPL Special Award:

Jeff Thomas (Carmarthen Town)
Dafabet WPL Golden Boot:

Chris Venables (Aberystwyth Town)
Dafabet WPL Goal of the Season:

Shane Sutton (Newtown AFC)
Dafabet WPL Photo of the Season:

James Murphy (Airbus UK Broughton)
Dafabet WPL Manager of the Season:

Craig Harrison (The New Saints)
Dafabet WPL Hall of Fame Inductee:

Paul Harrison (The New Saints)
Dafabet WPL Player of the Season:

Marc Williams (MBi Llandudno)

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