Awards Dinner fitting end to the season

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;

HAWKS AWARDS

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

BULLS

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

BULLS AWARDS

Player of the Year - Josh Collis

Most Promising Player - Toby Howe

VIKINGS

Promoted to BB&O 1 winning 17 out of their 18 matches in a hugely impressive season.

VIKINGS AWARDS

Player of the Year - Mo Bangura

Vikings Player of the Year - James Owen/Owyn Thatcher

BEARS AWARD

Player of the Year - Chris Darke

COLTS

Winners National Colts Under 17 RFU Shield

COLTS AWARDS

Player of the Year - Alex O'Brien

Coaches Player of the Year - Ed Houghton

WOMEN'S AWARDS

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

SPECIAL AWARDS

DANNY BATTY

‘For outstanding contribution to Henley Rugby’

JIM HADFIELD

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;

www.flickr.com/photos/steve_karpa/albums/72157684101999985