Friday 19th May saw the Annual Luctonians Senior Players Dinner & Awards take place at Mortimer Park, with a variety of players and volunteers honoured and recognised for their contributions to the club over the course of the 2016-17 season.
Brett Prior, Lead Coach, started the proceedings with a recap of the RMS Colts season and then the presentation of awards to James Rutherford for Most Improved Player and Joe Whitehead for Colts Contribution of the Year, whilst Connor Deignan scooped both the Colts Players’ Player of the Season and the Player of the Season gongs.
In the Senior Reserve Sides, Dale Gammage won Foxhounds Player of the Season, whilst Harry Whiteman picked up 2nd XV Most Improved Player and Conor Geraghty won the Tim Dines Memorial 2nd XV Player of the Season Award.
At 1st XV level Will Hodnett was the Top Try Scorer of the Season, whilst Frank Kelly picked up the 1st XV Most Improved Player Award after a very impressive season in the Outside Centre channel. 20 year old Joe White, having played all 30 games last season at Tighthead Prop won the 1st XV Player of the Season Award for being the cornerstone of the side.
Emma Hamby and Dan Smith were joint winners of the Clubman of the Year Award for their respective and collective contributions to Luctonians.
The Alacadoo of the Year Award went to Jon White, who had travelled to every 1st XV Away Match during the 2016/17 season.