Nowell presents Pirates Amateurs awards
THE Pirates Amateurs rounded off another successful year with their annual presentation evening, held at the Westholme clubhouse.
The club were delighted to welcome back former Pirates mini-junior, Colts and Amateurs player Jack Nowell, now plying his trade in the Premiership with Exeter Chiefs and the England Under 20s, who presented the trophies.
Club chairman Paul Greaves reflected on a season which saw an emerging young side achieve ninth place in the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League.
He said: "The past season has certainly been a learning process for our many young players and we will be looking to improve our league position next season and again where possible look to bring through players from the Colts squad.
"We are once again grateful for all who have supported the club throughout the season, but I feel three people in particular deserved a special mention. As everyone knows running a rugby club at any level costs a lot of money and our sponsorship secretary Mark Davey has been brilliant for us.
"Mike Toms has followed in the footsteps of his predecessor Tom Ball and done an outstanding job as secretary, while treasurer Steve Matthews, is also doing a splendid job for the club, always keeping us informed how we're doing financially."
The evening was rounded off with a casino and buffet which was enjoyed by players, officials and supporters alike.
Award winners: Player of the Year: Matt O'Leary; Players' Player: Matt O'Leary: Back of Year: Harry Hudsdon; Forward: Ben Brittain; Most Improved: Connor Murley; Young Player: Rhys Brownfield; Most tries: Ryan Forrester; 2nd team player: Jonny Badcock; Sportsman: Aaron Hall; Clubman: Steve Marshall.
* On Friday night the Pirates Colts will be holding their presentation evening at Westholme.
* This Saturday May 25, will see an RNLI versus Penzance Fire Service match taking place on the Mennaye Field, Penzance (ko 2pm).
Proceeds from this game, which will involve former Pirates such as Penlee Lifeboat coxswain Patrick Harvey and fireman James Trezise, plus Cornish Pirates assistant coach Harvey Biljon, will go towards both the RNLI and the Firefighters Charity.