RECOGNITION FOR NEW FACILITIES IN RFU PRESIDENT'S AWARDS

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Terry O'Brien, Kerin Hamill and John Hamill represented the Club at the RFU President's Award presentations, which took place at a special luncheon at Twickenham Stadium prior to the England v Wales match on Sunday 29th May. The Club was shortlisted in the category for Facility Development for the Sidford pitches and clubhouse refurbishment. Terry was the fundraiser for both projects and Kerin was responsible for the design work of the clubhouse.

Along with the other nominees in the same category, they were hosted by Malcolm Wharton, RFU Council member and chairman of the Community Game Board. Malcolm is also the Sidmouth board member responsible for buildings and grounds. Malcolm was the project manager for the Sidford pitches project.

The award winners were the Isle of Wight RFC. The awards were presented by RFU President Jason Leonard. Terry and Kerin were presented with a certificate to commemorate the Club's nomination.

Last November, Jason Leonard was the guest of honour at a dinner held in the clubhouse to celebrate the completion of both projects, which are proving to be a great success. The pitches have had a 40% increase in use in the first season despite the exceptionally wet weather. Meanwhile, the number of bookings for events in the clubhouse have inceased significantly.   

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Coaches Concussion Sessions

Adam Rutter, Sidmouth RFC's Physiotherapist gave a talk to 50 players and coaches on the RFU's concussion protocol's.

Very well presented and warmly received. Sidmouth RFC taking a positive approach on this current hot topic! 

 

 

Concussion

 A further session again by Adam on this subject was held on the 4th April for the Junior section Coaches. Well received by all - Thanks Adam !

 

Further information can be found on the RFU website : Concussion HEADCASE

 

END OF SEASON DINNER AND PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

SIDMOUTH RUGBY CLUB AWARDS 2016

The Club held the Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards in the clubhouse on Saturday 7th May. More than 70 people attended for a four course meal and the presentation of the awards by chairman Lester Willmington.

CONSERVATIVE CLUB CUP – CLUBMAN OF THE YEAR   -   Nigel Vanstone

PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015-16                                  -   Luke Wells-Burr               

1st TEAM MOST IMPROVED PLAYER 2015-16                -   Ben Halford

 

THE TUG WILSON CUP 2015-16                                  -   Rory O’Brien

TERRY MARRIOTT TROPHY 2015-16                            -   Stuart Bickerstaff

 2nd TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015-16                    -    Harry Rumens

 2nd TEAM MOST IMPROVED PLAYER 2015-16               -   Connor Down

 2nd TEAM CLUBMAN 2015-16                                      -   Neil Barratt   

 3rd TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015-16                     -   Mark Oke

 3rd TEAM MOST IMPROVED PLAYER 2015-16                -   Julian Bonaldo

 COLTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015-16                         -   Will Thomas

 COLTS MOST IMPROVED PLAYER 20015-16                  -   Chris Young

 COLTS CLUBMAN 2015-16                                           -   Matthew James

 COLTS PLAYERS PLAYER 2015-16                                -   Lucan Horsnell

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ANNUAL CHARITY SEVENS 2016 SPONSORED BY FORDS OF SIDMOUTH

The Annual Charity Sevens took place on Sunday 1st May with five teams taking part in a round robin tournament.

The least successful, but best supported, team were Old Romans from Caerleon in Wales. The Colts, in fourth place, were involved in the closest and most exciting games. Third placed Woodroffe VII also played some entgertaining rugby. In second place were The Rejects led by 2nd Team stalwart Ryan Davies. The comfortable winners were Valley Touch captained by Tom Seward.

The trophies were presented by Mike Ford on behalf of the event sponsors, Fords of Sidmouth.

The event raised £470 for Children's Hospice South West.