Gavin Bazunu has been named Players’ Player of the Season at Pompey’s 2021/22 awards dinner.
The goalkeeper – who joined last summer on a year-long loan deal from Manchester City – received the most votes from his team-mates and collected the trophy from skipper Clark Robertson,
Bazunu was also named Player of the Season by guests at the gala ceremony in the Victory Lounge and received that prize from Blues boss Danny Cowley.
The Republic of Ireland international said: “I want to play football at the highest level, but don’t look too far ahead. I’ll just take it one day at a time and see where it takes me.
“I have a massive respect for this squad and how they’ve welcomed me. It’s a great group of lads to play with.”
Hayden Carter’s fine effort against Oxford was selected as Goal of the Season (presented by Greene King), while teenage striker Dan Gifford was chosen as Academy Player of the Season (presented by Milkwood Care).
"I have a massive respect for this squad and how they’ve welcomed me. It’s a great group of lads to play with."
Ronan Curtis was named Community Player of the Season and Cassey Moynihan won the Fan of the Season prize.
The event also celebrated Pompey Women and manager Jay Sadler handed out awards to Hannah Haughton and Freya Jones, who were named Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season respectively.
Several supporter groups also got the chance to present their Player of the Season awards, with most of them collected by Sean Raggett and one given to Bazunu.
The night was presented by broadcasting legend Fred Dinenage, who interviewed Cowley, Robertson and Louis Thompson on stage.
Former Blues boss Tony Adams was the after dinner speaker, while a raffle and auction were also held to raise money for Pompey in the Community and the academy.
End of Season Awards
|Players' Player of the Season||Gavin Bazunu|
|Player of the Season||Gavin Bazunu|
|Goal of the Season||Hayden Carter (v Oxford)|
|Community Player of the Season||Ronan Curtis|
|Academy Player of the Season||Dan Gifford|
|Women's Player of the Season||Hannah Haughton|
|Women's Young Player of the Season||Freya Jones|
|Fan of the Season||Cassey Moynihan|
Supporter Club Player of the Season
|Central Branch||Sean Raggett|
|Northern Blues||Sean Raggett|
|Disabled Supporters' Association||Sean Raggett|
|Armed Forces||Sean Raggett|
|Stateside Pompey||Sean Raggett|
|South West||Gavin Bazunu|