This year's 007 themed Dinner and Awards certainly got off to a flying start with the some form of rocket fuel disguised as James Bonds favourite tipple last Friday evening !
The evening will go down as one of the best dinners we've had for many year's having sold out over 3 weeks before the event. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the event, and for all the raffle and auction donations. We're still finalising the expenditure and awaiting any percentage of bar sales figure to come through but the great news is we will have raised at least £1000 from the evening - a top effort from everyone involved.
Thanks also to Kerri and her catering team and to Ashy and Sam for running the bar and drinks side of the evening so well. Leonnie produced yet another heart strings compilation video of the highlights of the season that brought many happy memories flooding back of all that we've packed in and what makes the club special to us all.
Sandwiched between the meal and the dancing and fun casino Kieran and Cuey as Club Captains hosted the nominations and presentation's of the majority of the seasons awards and thank you's.
Congratulations to this years Awards Winners:
Young Player of the Season - Matthew Booth
Paula Entwisle Most Improved Junior Trophy - Georgia Giles
Jenny Cup - Men's 2's
Terry Horan Trophy - joint winners Ladies 2's and Ladies 4's
Clubman Tankard - Tim Small
Jo Nicholson Volunteer of the Year Award - Jo Robinson
Most Improved Player
Most Improved Player - Ross Small
Most Improved Senior - Jen Brennan
Women's Chair's Award
Ruth Evans Trophy - Leonnie Molloy
Top Goal Scorer - Jointly won by Col Taylor and Stu Heywood
Men's 1's Player Player of the Season - Ben Nicholson
Most Man of Matches (vote by league opposition)
Ladies 1 - Kate Goalen
Ladies 2 - Ciara Bass
Ladies 3 - Jo Nicholson
Ladies 4 - Sophie Buttrum
Ladies 5 - Pip Lorrains
Top League Goal Scorers
Ladies 1 - Amanda N
Ladies 2 - Sarah Impey
Ladies 3 - Laura Corrigan
Ladies 4 - Georgia Giles
Ladies 5 - Georgia Giles
Following the Awards there were thank you's and recognition for:
Janet Wood - who has raised over £350 for the section through her amazing cake sales
Shelagh Entwisle - as Chair of the section
and our Captains and top five umpires (number of games umpired)
Men's Captains (including presentation of a club tie)
M1 - David Halkyard
M2 - Josh Hughes
M3 - Matt Young
M4 - Col Taylor
M5 - Andy Entwisle
M6 - Jack Curnow
Ladies Captain (a thank you presentation will be made at the AGM)
L1 - Kelly Burdett and Vickey Lomas
L2 - Sarah Impey
L3 - Clare Hornby
L4 - Ruth Maddocks
L5 - Helen Cue
Top 5 Umpires (no of games)
1 - Pat Marsden
2 - Tim Small
3 - Mike Innes
4 - Shelagh Entwisle
5 - Nick Burnett
There will be a small number of residual awards made at the Hockey AGM on 13th May
Thanks to everyone for going with the flow and donating to the fund-raising efforts for the evening and getting those tenners in the envelop at the start of the evening and to all our lucky raffle ticket winners, Danny Higgin who cleaned up on 'Guns and Holsters' and Alex Morley for the best outfit of the evening in his wet suit ensemble who pipped a very credible Blowfeld and large catch for the fizz !
Neil Hornby cleaned up in the Auction pipping Cuey and Rob Pates to the signed Men's GB shirt and John Wood snapped up the now infamous 2014 Commonwealth Games hockey ball that has now raised on its own £295 from the last two dinners !
We'll be getting feedback on what worked and what people liked so we can get next years Dinner booked in !
Updated 01:46 - 28 Apr 2018 by Shelagh Entwisle