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Robbie White: Down POTY 2015

2015 saw the senior footballers saw just short in their quest for collective honours. But the individual gong couldn't have gone to a better home.

Published by Anthony McNamee on 11th December 2015.

When he’s not playing darts or pool for the club, or manning the bar, or helping out with one of juvenile teams, the consummate clubman that is Robbie White is also known to frequent Friar Tuck’s.

And sometimes he manages to squeeze in a bit of senior football too.

Not that it was ever in any doubt, but 2015 was the year when Robbie kind of announced that he was a little bit better than average at the last of those hobbies.

On reflection, it would surely have happened earlier in his career had it not been for studying abroad, combined with a series of injuries.

The main benefactors of an uninterrupted season were his senior team colleagues and management, who watched him set a high bar in an early-season “free” role, before if anything improving on those performances at both centre-back and centre-forward as the season entered the melting pot. Such was his confidence towards the end of the season that he even managed to kick a few points for the first time since under-14 level.

Robbie is pictured above holding his award for Down Club Footballer of the Year, an accompaniment to the centre half-back spot on the Down Club Team of the Year. Both awards were presented at the Down All Star Award in the Canal Court Hotel on 4th December.

A wonderful achievement for him personally, and for the club in general.

Congratulations Robbie, you’ve done us proud.

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