Robbie Willmott caught the eye of Football Fans around the world in Janurary with superb performances against Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur in the Emirates FA Cup. His league form which saw him bag two assists and two goals also earned him a nomination for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month. Now, he's won the NCAFC DSA's Player of the Month Award. Here's what the supporter group had to say about the award....
This month, members of the Disabled Supporters Association voted for Robbie Willmott as their player of the month. He acquired 25% of the votes with Joss Labadie, last month's winner, coming second with 22% and Padraig Amond, another previous winner, coming third.
Robbie received his award from DSA Committee member Liam Williams. The reason that Liam and other members of the DSA voted for Robbie this month is because of stellar performances against Exeter, Leeds United and Grimsby which started both the county’s and Wilmott’s 2018 with a bang. Another Man of the Match performance against Tottenham Hotspur at Rodney Parade was just a cherry on top.
Liam was fortunate enou to see Robbie play last year at Chelmsford city and says that when he was playing there you could see that he was a league above the rest. “I’m glad that he has adapted into League Two and looks like he could play in the higher divisions.”
Liam is the membership secretary for the DSA and helps on Matchdays, either by helping parking cars or being there to provide information to fans. His mother has Multiple Sclerosis and is wheelchair dependant. Through caring for his mother and helping local charity HCPT, Liam found out about the DSA and was more than willing to help. You may recognise Liam as he was on BBC TV Show Pointless last September and got a one point answer on a football question ... just a pity the answer wasn’t Newport County.
If you would like to find out more information about the Disabled Supporters Association you can go to the DSA page on the club website or visit their Facebook page, you can also follow them on Twitter @AmberDSA. If you think the DSA can help you attend games, you can contact them via the social media channels above or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know the DSA has a dedicated matchday phone number? The phone is on for 5 hours before kick-off and 30 minutes after the full time whistle.
If you’d like to join the DSA and have a chance of presenting the Player of the Month award for January, please complete the online Membership Form or ask a Matchday Volunteer at a home fixture.