The Heath Awards Day was held at the Club on Saturday the 25th May, breaking with tradition by not holding the event as a formal evening dinner for the senior section and also by combining it with the presentations for the U16s. (The 8s to 14s will be having their event on the evening of 7th June, from 6:30-9:30pm).
There was no guest speaker, as such and the proceedings were introduced by Club Chair, Paul Sutcliffe and then passed on to the two U16s Coaches – Jack Crabtree and Jason Merrie, to get the afternoon rolling.
They gave an overview of how the 16s’ season had gone. A notable improvement from start to finish, with a memorable game at Roundhegeians.
Players player: Matthew Nicholson
Player of the year: Isaac Shaw
Most improved players: Ben Gianotti and Harry Stevens.
After these awards were presented, Paul Sutcliffe again said a few words and matters were handed on to First XV Coach Dave Harrison and 2nd XV Captain, Richard Cole.
A commendable 2nd place in their respective Leagues was achieved by both teams. Plus a final slot in the Yorkshire Shield for the Firsts.
The First’s 2019/20 Captain was announced – Alex McFadden, as was the news that the playing strength of the Club will be further enhanced by new signings – to be announced in due course. Though previous Heath Captain, Dom Walsh, has already signed.
Player of the year: Matt Wilkinson, with honourable mentions to Brooke Ward & Max Dawes.
Dave Littlefair trophy, for most consistent Player: Brooke Ward
Most Improved Player: Michael Reynolds
Best Young Player: Calum Harriott-Brown
Best Contribution by a Player: Alex McFadden
Player of the Year: Ezra Hinchliffe
Clubman of the Year: Margaret Ashton
Thanks were also given to all the volunteers who help make the Club such a well-run and vibrant place to be.
The Raffle was drawn (proceeds to Jnr Section) - Chris Piper, congrats, and when the formalities were over, it was an exceptional hot buffet for all those who attended and had made the new formatted Event such a success.
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