Lachlan Byrd has been named as Welling United’s Player of the Year following the end-of-season presentations which took place following the final home game of the season at the J Hearnden Skip Hire Community Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Australian defender has been a consistent performer at the back for the Wings this season since arriving last summer and was voted by supporters’ as their standout player for the club in 2023/24.

21-year-old Byrd has racked up 47 appearances in all competitions this term, ahead of the final day trip to Slough Town, and has chipped in with one vital – a vital winner against Hampton & Richmond in what was Rod Stringer’s first game in charge at the end of January.

Cameron Green was voted as runner-up by the fans, while Reice Charles-Cook came in third.

Charles-Cook did, however, pick up the Manager’s Player of the Year accolade, chosen by boss Rod Stringer for his outstanding performances between the sticks since arriving at the club in November.

Elsewhere, skipper Anthony Grant was voted by his teammates as Players’ Player of the Year for his talismanic showing in helping lead the Wings to survival from the centre of the park.

Meanwhile, Welling supporter Dave Winchester picked up the Eric Brackstone Trophy in recognition for his tireless volunteer work for the club throughout the season.

Finally, Antony Papadopoulos was awarded with the Goal of the Season accolade for the strike which sealed his hat-trick in the FA Cup victory over Dartford at Princes Park.