West Bank Under 8's Presentation

West Bank Under 8's Presentation

By Sam Walker
8 November 2016
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Players and Families got together at the Observatory to celebrate another brilliant season of Rugby League from West Bank Bears Under 8's.

After enjoying a nice meal, everyone gathered for the awards ceremony to celebrate the great season that each lad has had. A few thank yous were given out at the start. Thank you to Hayley (team manager) who travels from North Wales with Ralf to every training session and helps out with the managerial side of the team and without her, their wouldn't be a team playing today. Thank you to Andy Eastup who assists with the refereeing on match day when the lads are at home and always gives a great refereeing performance. There was also a thank you to both the coaches, Sam and Simon for everything they have done for the team this season.

Each player was awarded a trophy and a new training top with their own initials on. They then moved onto the Special Awards. Top Try Scorer was awarded to Ralf Roberts who scored an amazing total of 92 tries this season and has really impressed the coaches and spectators at every match. Top Tackler of 2016 was awarded to Chas Wright who every week plays brilliantly in defence producing some crunching tackles and has even tackled players who are much bigger than him. Player's Player of the Year 2016 was awarded to Ralf Roberts who has really impressed his team mates after having an outstanding season. Most Improved for 2016 was awarded to Ellis Hulme who has come a long way since last season and has really improved through his strong running and by getting more involved in the tackling part of the game. Coaches Player of 2016 was awarded to Lewis Edwards who week in week out battled well above his weight and never stopped running when he had possession of the ball, he turned up to training and gave 100% and took this effort into the match. .

It has been a great season for the Under 8's, winning 13, drawing 2 and loosing 10 of the fixtures for 2016. Every lad has impressed both coaches and definitely have to come back in January ready to improve further and be stronger for another year.

Lastly, I would like to thank the parents who consistently bring their lads to training and to match day and have supported the team right the way through the season.Thank you very much!!

Here's to next season!

Squad of 2016:
Tyler Baker
Zak Bennett
Finley Eastup
Lewis Edwards
Jack Fraser
Ellis Hulme
Owen Jones
Logan Glynn Owen
Ralf Roberts
Matthew Tickle
Charlie (Chas) Wright

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