Five Ways OE 2017/18 Season Awards

Five Ways OE 2017/18 Season Awards

By Kara O'Donnell
16 May 2018
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Friday evening saw the senior teams celebrate the 2017/18 season with lots of food, drink, awards and a special guest!

We were very pleased to welcome Red Roses legend Rocky Clarke for a question and answer session and to help present awards for the season.

The season has had mixed success for the 2 senior sections but both have proven their passion for the game and club with tireless recruitment, hard work and bold decisions. Reflecting this, the following coveted club wide awards were shared across 4 people.

Club Leadership Trophy- shared between Tri Johnston and Benj Howlett
Tom Bailey Trophy for Clubperson of the Season - shared between Mel James and Chris Sims

Men’s Section 2017/18 awards

The men’s team made the difficult decision to leave their league this season after a trend of low numbers and a frustrating blow when their coach left mid season. The decision to leave brought members past and present together to begin to grow the team again, this resulted in a string of successful friendly matches against local teams. Some of the people involved in the hard work were recognised in the end of season awards, but for those that weren’t, Thank you from everyone at the club and good luck with the continued work in the coming seasons.

Club Colours - Benj Howlett, Kyle Mitchell, Ben Ernstzen, Tom Griffiths, Rob Clulee, Sam Boseley, Tom Dacre, Liam Charles, Dave Kendall, Tom Densham,
Men's Top Try Scorer - Sam Boseley
Men's Trainer of the Season - Rob Clulee
Men's Most Improved player - Liam Charles
Men's Young Player of the Season - Ben Ernstzen
Men's Player of the Season - Tom Dacre

Women’s Section 2017/18 awards

The Ladies team were able to reap the benefits of a strong recruitment drive from the previous season seeing them move up in standings of their league. Throughout the season 43 women have graced the pitch from Five Ways Ladies, 12 of which played for Five Ways for the first time. The growing team has allowed for some exciting plans for development of all players in the season to follow.

Club Colours - Kerianne Crandall, Joy Potter, Rachel Faull-Brown, Steph Clarke, Anna Macdonell, Dee Dee Umotong, Kerri Audoire and Zara Juffkins.
Top Try Scorer - Steph Clarke
Most improved player - shared between Victoria Strudwick and Georgina Shortland
Women's Players' Player - Rachel Faull-Brown
Women’s Coaches player - Steph Clarke

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