The Falcons gathered at the Nest to mark the end of another season. The club held a race night to coincide with the evening.
The night started with a couple of races, before everyone realised that the buffet was open and everything had to stop. Once the food had been eaten the night continued with the awards for most improved players given to Woody and Conrad being presented by Gary Nugent, who thanked everyone in the room for their efforts this year, even stay away full back Sam Waterworth and Stuie P, who this season learned to tie his own boot laces.
The biggest surprise of the night happened when Chapman came to the front of the room. Bending down on one knee in front of the entire club Glenn and Emma were engaged. Congratulations from everyone at Farnley.
Nugent got up again and babbled something into the microphone and laughed to himself, everyone laughed along with him because its the decent thing to do when old folk make no sense. The night moved onto the next round of presentations. The Helen Pattenden Trophy, awarded to the stand out junior player was collected by Luke Townend. Coaches Players were announced as Ben Best and Paul Gleadhill with Josh Carlton picked up the award for the A team.
New open age coach Peter Hustwit introduced himself to the boys, and then presented Gary Nugent with his clubman of the year award. Gary said some more stuff to the lads that no one could hear.
The night moved on to the highlight of the evening, the 'No One Cares Moggy is Retiring Stakes', sponsored by Stuie P. Ste Bacon was presented with a Birthday cake, and then tried to stand by the door handing out little pieces in kitchen roll, but was told to sit down by his missus.
The biggest trophies were saved for the end, when Dan Doyle and Richie Wintle were given their Players Player awards. Dan Doyle ran round the room 6 times and eventually found a gap in the seats and darted to the front of the room, calling everyone son along the way and then telling us that he was 14 years old 18 months ago, it was an emotional speech and confusing moment. A successful auction race brought the night to a close, with the Paul Gleadhill owned horse earning Paul £111.
No sooner has this year finished, than next season is already starting. Pre-season begins on Tuesday 16th July.
Awards and Winners.
Most improved - Stephen Wood
Coaches Player - Ben Best and Paul Gleadhill
Players Player - Dan Doyle
Farnley Falcons A
Most improved - Conrad Thompson
Coaches Player - Josh Carlton
Players Player - Richard Wintle
Farnley Falcons u15s
Helen Pattenden Award - Luke Townend
Club Player of the year - Spencer Taylor
Coach/Coaches of the year - Simon, Scott and Alan Farnley Falcons u15
Clubman of the year - Gary Nugent