Parker named Hammer of the Year

Scott Parker has been voted Hammer of the Year for 2008/09 by the club's supporters.

The dynamic midfielder picked up his award, sponsored for the first time this season by Vantis Business Recovery Services, following Sunday's 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory over Middlesbrough at the Boleyn Ground.

England international Parker, who received his award from West Ham United Supporters' Club representative Gary Osborne, has been a revelation this term, scoring one goal in 32 league and cup appearances.

He was voted player of the month an unprecedented three times in a row for his performances throughout January, February and March.

The 28-year-old was also presented with the E.ON Player of the Round award for his performance in the FA Cup fourth round win at Hartlepool United and an assortment of man-of-the-match awards following West Ham's live televised fixtures.

More than 10,000 fans voted in the poll which sees Parker become the 34th West Ham United great to pick up the prestigious trophy and the eleventh different winner in the last eleven seasons.

Robert Green, who won the award last season, was voted runner-up this time around, with Matthew Upson and Herita Ilunga also receiving a large amount of support.

Jack Collison picked up the Young Player of the Year award after being chosen by Academy Director Tony Carr. The Wales international only made his first appearance of the season at the end of October when he came on as a half-time substitute against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The 20-year-old quickly settled in and scored on his home debut against Everton on 8 November and has gone on to make 29 appearances for the club in all competitions, despite suffering a dislocated kneecap at the end of March.

Junior Stanislas collected the Doris Bell award on the pitch. The 19-year-old made an instant impact this season, scoring on his full home debut against Sunderland on 4 March and netting his second goal for the club in Sunday's final day win over Middlesbrough.