Honour for Bungay stalwart

DAVID Went, a Bungay Town stalwart on and off the field for many years, is this year's winner of the Bezant Cup.The award, by the town council, honours the town's sports personality of the year, and in presenting it at the Civic Evening on Friday mayor John Groom acknowledged Went's long and loyal service.

DAVID Went, a Bungay Town FC stalwart on and off the field for many years, is this year's winner of the Bezant Cup.

The award, by the town council, honours the town's sports personality of the year, and in presenting it at the Civic Evening on Friday, mayor John Groom acknowledged Went's long and loyal service.

"He is legendary among players. He started playing for the club 25 years ago and at the age of 49 is still turning out for the Bungay Veterans," he said.

"He is a long-standing committee member and past chairman of the club, and has served as a player at all levels, and as manager of the Reserves and A team."


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He said he was currently

A-team manager, and consistently managed to turn out teams with a balance of youth and experience.

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"His infectious enthusiasm, his commitment to the club and a necessary sense of humour make him a worthy choice," Groom said.

Went, who lives in Beccles and is currently training full-time at UEA to be a nurse, said he was thrilled to win the Bezant Cup - it came totally

out of the blue.

"To get an award for something you love doing seems unnecessary. There are people around who do things like this and it is about everyone in the club," he said.

He said he intended to carry on playing for the Veterans (with occasionally appearances in the A team still).

"My ambition is to play for the A team when I am 50,"

he said.

His training as a student nurse will see him at Beccles Hospital for the next two weeks.

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