Presentations at Gala Farewell Champions League dinner

Posted : 4th September 2017 at 13:44:37

On Monday last Linfield Ladies FC hosted a farewell evening at the Hilton Hotel in Templepatrick for the three visiting Champions League teams from Poland, Finland and Dublin, as well as the UEFA and refereeing delegations.

A number of presentations were made during the course of what was a highly enjoyable and successful evening, featuring culture, music and dance.

Below - Linfield President Peter Lunn MBE presents £200 from Linfield Ladies FC to Maureen Purdy of the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice who have since acknowledged this donation in the form of the certificate below.

Below - The Ronnie Morrison sponsored Player of the Tournament award was presented to 25 year old senior Polish international Natalia Pakulska of Medyk Konin. Her decisive goal in the 2-1 win against the Finns PK-35 Vantaa helped win the group for the Poles.

Earlier in the summer Belfast crystal produced a superb souvenir gift for Celtic to mark the occasion of their Champions League game in Belfast. This was quite remarkable, considering their premises had just been destroyed by fire.

In recognition of this tremendous 'business as usual' Belfast spirit, Belfast crystal were asked by Linfield Ladies to produce five special souvenir gifts to be presented on the evening.

The five souvenir Belfast crystal gifts including the two featured above, were presented by Linfield's five Under 19 international players who represented their country during the recent European Championship tournament which was hosted here in Northern Ireland.

Below - Linfield's Lauren Robson presents Raymond Alexander who did a superb job in organising the tournament with a souvenir momento by way of grateful appreciation.

Below - Linfield's goal keeper Lauren Perry presents the UEFA tournament delegate Svetlana Grinkevich who did a thoroughly professional job in overseeing the tournament with a souvenir momento by way of grateful appreciation.

Below - Linfield's Louise McDaniel who scored the Northern Ireland tournament goal against Scotland makes the friendship presentation to a representative of PK-35 Vantaa of Finland.

Below - Linfield's Abbie Magee who scored the 2016 Irish Cup final winning goal makes the friendship presentation to Agnes of group winners Medyk Konin of Poland. The Poles have since been drawn against European champions Lyon in the knock out round of 32.

Below - Linfield's Megan Bell whose two goals made her the tournament's leading goal scorer makes the friendship presentation to a representative of Shelbourne who finished as group runners up.

Below - Linfield chairman Roy McGivern makes a presentation to the two UEFA referee observers - Blazenka Logarusic of Croatia and Esther Azzopardi Farrugia of Malta.

Below - volunteer team liaison officers were assigned to the visiting teams to Belfast and they each receive a souvenir momento from the proud chief sponsor of Linfield Ladies - Linfield commercial director Stephen Dickson.

Below - Linfield Ladies captain Sarah Venney presents signed t shirts to Stephen Dickson, Roy McGivern, Neil Morrow and Andy Conn at the conclusion of a superb evening that brought down the curtain on Linfield Ladies first week of UEFA Champions League football and following Wednesday's 4-1 league win against Newry which ensured a Back to Back league title success, it means Linfield Ladies can look forward to flying the flag for Northern Ireland in the UEFA Champions League again next year.

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