ST MONICA'S head boy Aimable Dukundane has been named this year's winner of Bury Rotary Club's schoolboy footballer of the year trophy.

The all-round sportsman banged in the goals for the Prestwich school's all-conquering Year 11 football team, which won the Bury Cup.

He was chosen to receive the Wilf Ainscow "Ranger" Trophy by the Bury Metro Schools Football Association and follows in the footsteps of some prestigious winners, includingTommv Toth, the only schoolboy to win it twice, who went on to sign for Bury FC.

PhiI Emmott, secretary of the Rotary Club of Bury, said: "As someone who played twice at Wembley (gaining two Oxford University Soccer Blues) it gives me enormous pleasure to acknowledge Aimable's sporting talents and achievements.

"I cannot envisage a more worthy recipient of this trophy.”

As well as being an integral member of the Year 11 title-winning team, Dukundane has previously fired the side to the Year 7 and 9 Bury and Manchester Catholic competitions.

He has also represented his school in cross-country, basketball and athletics.

“Aimable is an extremely talented footballer and a first-class sportsman," added Emmott.

"His unquestionable ability is complemented by an exceptional attitude, desire and willingness to learn.

"As a footballer he is fast, versatile, powerful and hardworking and has scored almost all of the team’s goals this year."

The Wilf Ainscow “Ranger” Trophy is presented in memory of Wilf Ainscow, a long-serving member and past president of the Rotary Club of Bury who was part owner and editor of the Bury Times and covered Bury FC as a sports reporter under the penname "Ranger".