Date: 24th April 2015 at 8:45pm
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At the recent Brighton Awards dinner, Inigo Calderon and Rohan Ince bagged the Player of the Year and Goal of the Year award respectively.

Audio – Brighton Player Awards

33 year old Calderon beat off competition from Lewis Dunk, Joao Teixeira and Rohan Ince taking 37% of the vote to grab the Player of the Year Award.

Dunk took 24% of the vote, with on loan Teixeira coming in third with 19% and finally Ince with 15%.

Teixeira did walk away with the Young Player of the Year Award though, and Ince got the Goal of the Season Award with 68% of the vote for his volley against Swindon Town.

The other awards on the night, including a special 50 year anniversary for seven members of the 1964-65 Fourth Division Championship winning side can be found on the following (link).



Speaking at the event, Calderon said of his honour.

‘I don`t really like these kind of awards, but I have to accept that it`s quite typical here in England. I want to say thank you to every single fan who voted for me. Thankfully this club isn`t just about what goes on the football pitch. I enjoy meeting the fans who come to these events and you start to see what people are doing to make this football club even bigger.’

22 year old Ince, said of his own award on the night.

“I never expected to receive a goal of the season award, because I don`t score many goals. I`m not sure I`ll score another goal like that again.

‘It started in the box and I cleared the ball up to Chris O`Grady. I thought I could get forward so I ran up the pitch. Fortunately, the ball landed on the end of my foot and then I scored a great goal. I`ve watched it a few times and I couldn’t believe I had hit it so fast. It`s good to watch it back and relive the moment.’

The young midfielder then went on to credit manager Chris Hughton for his work in trying to help develop him further as a player.

‘Chris Hughton tries to help me progress as a footballer and he knows I`m a young player with little first-team experience, so he takes that in mind and he`s helping me along the way. Last season was my breakthrough, so I was very pleased with my performances and I how I stepped into first-team football.’

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