Anthony Jones capped a fine debut season at Lincoln by picking up two awards at the club’s presentation evening.
The centre, who played in all but one game for the 1st XV, was named as both the Coaches Player and Players’ Player of the season. Youngster Jacob Hardy picked up the Most Improved Player award, while fly-half Richie Dixon was named as the Young Player of the year.
A new category was introduced this season with Will Scammell picking up the 1st XV’s Supporters’ Player of the year award.
The first team finished third and will be hoping that next year will be their year to gain promotion.
Tom Eggleston collected the award for the 2nd XV’s Players’ Player of the season, while Rob Filmer was named as the coach’s best second team player. The second team battled for the title for most of the campaign before finishing in third.
Centre Ian Dennant was named as the 3rd XV’s Coach’s Player of the Season, while Alex ‘Snowy’ Cotterill picked up the Players’ Player award. The third team topped the table for most of the season but were pipped to the title by Melboure in the closing weeks, so therefore finished second.
Lincoln Ladies had a superb first ever league season with a very credible second-placed finish and they lost less games than any other side in their division.
Hooker Sharon Lockett was named as Players’ Player of the season, while Libby Burton was named as the best player by coaching duo Lizzie Kirk and Steve Badmin. Zoe O’Rourke was named as top try scorer, while fly-half Hannah Rodgers picked up the Most Improved Player award.
Club reporter Joseph Verney was named as the Sid Gott Clubman of the Year.
The club is looking forward to next season when hopefully all four of their sides will be competing for their respective titles.
Lincoln Rugby Club would like to thank all the players, coaches, non-playing staff and sponsors for all their hard work this season.