Hull City

Bowen Delighted And Honoured By Awards Success

08 May 2019
Jarrod Bowen admitted he was surprised but delighted to claim three trophies at the Club’s 2018/19 Player of the Year awards evening on Tuesday evening.

The 22-year-old won the Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year trophies after enjoying another memorable season on the pitch in black and amber.

Bowen featured in all 46 of the Tigers’ Sky Bet Championship fixtures – including 45 starts – scoring an impressive 22 goals to back up his tally of 15 from 44 appearances in the previous campaign.

“To get this recognition from the supporters, my team-mates and the gaffer and his staff is a massive honour, especially when I look at some of the players I have around me who have also had unbelievable seasons,” he said.

“Each award has a different emotion attached to it, but I feel equally as privileged to have won each one.

“I didn’t expect this ahead of the night whatsoever but to be given three absolutely outstanding awards like these is a massive, massive honour.”

Reflecting on his and the team’s 2018/19 campaign, Bowen added: “Personally, to finish on 22 goals for the season – and get more assists than I did in the previous campaign as well – was a great season.

“It was nice to prove the doubters wrong – the ones who labelled me as a one-season wonder.

“I know I endured a bit of a slow start to the season in terms of scoring goal, which was a frustrating time and I was beginning to doubt myself a little bit.

“But, the support from my team-mates, my family and friends and my girlfriend got me through that difficult period. It was tough but I kept working hard, doing the same things and thankfully I got my rewards for that.

“But the most important thing is that I was happy with my contribution to the team this year. I contributed a lot last year, but we didn’t do that well as a team.

“However, this season, we’ve looked much better as a team and I think we were unlucky in the end not to claim a play-off spot.

“It was disappointing not to do so, but we have to be proud of what we achieved together as a team.

“The spirit we showed to bounce back from being bottom of the table in October to finish in mid-table – comfortably away from danger and close to the top six – was first class and it showed just how we’ve come as a group this season.”