The Blue and Golds have just held their end of season awards for 2019. Outgoing Head Coach Scott Taylor shared his views on the season.
Reflecting on what has been a difficult year for the club on the pitch, Taylor still remained upbeat.
“It has been a tough year following our promotion from Division 3 last year. We lost Jack Howdle with that serious injury very early in the season and it left us with a big hole.”
“There were high points, one of which was the derby win against Hull Dockers. However, we consolidated and came 9th in a league of 12 and avoided relegation which was our first aim.”
“Hopefully we have given Tony something to kick on from for next year.”
The player’s player and committee’s player of the year went to Bobby Howdle who was awarded the man of the match on 5 occasions during the campaign.
Alex Calvert took the coach’s player of the year, who was ever-present, reliable and provided much of the go forward in the pack.
The young player of the year was a very easy choice in Lewis Miller. Miller was the leading try scorer on 10 tries with 2 hat-tricks. His pace is now a very valuable weapon in the team.
Francis Coggle took the Academy player of the year. His performances in the second grade earned him a number of first-team starts towards the end of the season.
Incoming Head Coach Tony Spence will hold a player’s meeting on 2 October to set out his aims for 2020.
The club will hold their biggest fundraiser of the year next month. Their ever-popular sports dinner takes place at Lazaat on Friday 18 October.
This year it will feature Jamie Jones Buchannon as the guest speaker with musical entertainment provided by 7 piece band Soul Patrol.
Tickets are priced at £35 and £350 for a table of 10. Please contact Ian Pollard on 07779 357988.