25 June 2018 / Club News

Presentation Dinner 2017/18



Players and supporters alike gathered at the Club last Saturday to enjoy the Club Annual Awards and to enjoy guest speaker

Sean Holley ex Ospreys and Bristol coach and now a pundit on BBC Wales Scrum Five.

Following a welcome from Chairman, Colin Ham, the assembled settled down to enjoy a fine meal provided by Peter Froud Catering.

Following the meal and a break to recharge glasses it was time for the Awards, 

The first award of the evening was to Dave Provis voted Veterans Player of the Year.

The second award was to the Ladies Section.Despite losing most of the team at the end the 1916 season, two ladies have spent the last year in rebuilding the side and have worked tirelessly to achieve their aim.

Their efforts were duly recognised and Anna O'Neil and Lynsey Phillips were both awarded the Ladies Clubwoman of the Year Trophy.

It was then time for the Senior Awards,introduced by Club Coach John Bryant, the first of which was to present Club Colours to Kyle Barross and Wayne Jones who had both completed 50 games for the Club.

The Derek Twigg Shield for 1st XV Player of the Year went to Luke O'Sullivan with the Most Improved Player  being awarded to young prop forward, Jason Brooke.

The 2nd XV player of the Year was Dylan Robertson wit Tom Lee winning the Most Improved Player.

 Next award,The Nick Jones Trophy,Clubman Club Player of the Year went to Tom Perry

Clubman of the Year was next, where Alyn Evan's amazing record of not having missed a game for the past three seasons was duly recognised.

The next two awards met with huge applause where firstly, the lady who literally binds the team together, Club Physio, Lizzie Russell was presented with The Bethan Howell Award by Lyn Howell recognising her efforts each week in treating and caring for the players.

The second award, The Chairmans Trophy was presented to a surprised Judith Dutton.

Despite both personal and family setbacks, Judith attends each game both home and away whatever the weather.Her enjoyment of photography means she provides both the Club Website and local press with quality pictures of which she should be proud.

The final award was for Special Achievement , a new introduction this year.

Introducing the Award, Andy Humphreys gave the background of how the Mini and Junior under 13 team set about helping a fellow player whose dad had been diagnosed with cancer.

The outcome was that the boys and parents arranged a sponsored cycle run at Barry Tesco in which they all took part and raised over £12,000 with their efforts.This latest award follows recognition nationally having been nominated fundraisers of the Year and attending a reception in London to receive their award.The money raised was donated to Marie Curie

Congratulations go to all this years winners.

The evening was brought to a close by a revealing insight into the goings on at the top of game from guest speaker Sean Holley.

It is hard to keep a rugby crowd quiet but Sean managed to do this by mixing his own experiences with anecdotal tales of some of the games characters he has worked with over the years.

He also showed his vocal prowess where " Living Next Door to Alice" was rewritten to encapsulate his time with the Ospreys.

However he brought his time to an end with his version of "Wonderwall" which left some Barry players wondering where he'd got the information from and the rest finding it very funny.

The Club thanks Sean for a highly entertaining hour, Peter Froud Catering and not forgetting Carol and her staff for their hard work.

Many thanks to our MC for the night President, Mal Scott for presiding over the evening in his usual way with his introduction of Sean Holley lasting nearly as long as Sean himself.

The Club Lottery numbers this week were 03 - 06 - 07 and 18, with no winner.One ticket matched 3 numbers to win £10. This weeks jackpot will be £2000

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