On Saturday, the Henley RFC Awards Dinner was held at the Clubhouse and was voted by all who attended, over 100 players, members and club officials as a huge success and the final gathering of the season to celebrate all of the accomplishments over the course of the past year.
The evening was presented by Director of Rugby, Nigel Dudding and was a fitting climax to a season which was an undoubted success at all levels.
Although the Hawks had, what was acknowledged to be a disappointing start to the season before the Christmas break, they certainly improved in the New Year and had the fourth best record of the sides finishing in the top half of the league thereafter.
The recipients of the Awards on the evening were as followed;
Player of the Year - David Hyde
Most Promising Player - Marcus Lowe
Supporters Player of the Year - Tom Hall
Supporter of the Year (new award) - Pete Albon
In a league consisting of 2nd XV’s of Championship Sides, Division ! clubs and Division 2 teams, they had six victories in the first half of the season
Player of the Year - Josh Collis
Most Promising Player - Toby Howe
Promoted to BB&O 1 winning 17 out of their 18 matches in a hugely impressive season.
Player of the Year - Mo Bangura
Vikings Player of the Year - James Owen/Owyn Thatcher
Player of the Year - Chris Darke
Winners National Colts Under 17 RFU Shield
Player of the Year - Alex O'Brien
Coaches Player of the Year - Ed Houghton
Although it was a difficult first of half of the season for the Women, they turned things around brilliantly towards the end of the season and look forward to the 2017/18 campaign with renewed confidence.
Player of the Year - Anne Wheeler
Coaches Player of the Year - Yasmin Matthews
Women’s Player of the Year - Amy Nash
‘For outstanding contribution to Henley Rugby’
200 1st XV games
HENLEY RUGBY CLUB
Combined Services Shirt Framed
From RAF RFC
The first club to field four players from the same club in a Combined Services XV (v Bath April 2017)
Rob Bell, Brad Cook, Dave Manning, Stuart Philpott
Photos of the evening are courtesy of Stave Karpa;