A fantastic evening was had Saturday night at the Casino Royale themed 2018/19 End of Season Awards Dinner, held in a specially built marquee at Well Hall. Almost 200 members, supporters, players and friends put on their glad rags and attended the evening, enjoying the cocktail reception, dinner and gaming tables, dancing in to the early hours of the morning with ‘The Bones‘ band and a DJ, and bidding for some incredible lots in the silent auction. The evening was a real success, and a huge amount of thanks goes to Lisa Botes for organising it and making it happen.
Thank you also to everyone who voted for people in the various categories below: for the ‘Volunteer Awards’, every single section of Blackheath Rugby had someone nominated, and it was a pleasure to read all the words of appreciation and thanks.
Finally, an enormous note of thanks to sponsors of players, kit, positions, matches or Blackheath Rugby as a whole. Speaking specifically on behalf of the players, Harry Fry took to the microphone to say how important sponsorship is for them, and how much it is appreciated by each and every one of them. Watch this space for sponsorship details for next season, but feel free to contact the Sponsorship team if you have any questions in the meantime.
And so to the awards…
Coaches’ Player of the Year: Markus Burcham
Players’ Player or the Year: Jake Lloyd and Tom Stradwick
Supporters’ Player of the Year: Tom Stradwick
Best Newcomer: Tom Williams
Most Improved Player: Jack Daly
Volunteer of the Year – Playing Management: Conor Ryan
Volunteer of the Year – Supporter: Keith and Christine Oliver
Volunteer of the Year – Lifetime Achievement: Albert Patrick
Framed shirts were given to Geoff Griffiths and Matt Miles, who are both retiring from the game, and also to Anders Nilsson who is moving to Newcastle. We will miss seeing all three on the pitch, and wish them well for the future.
So that’s it – another season over. There has been so much to celebrate this year, and we thank you all for being part of it.