Senior Club Awards

Monmouth RFC Awards Evening 2017

Members of Monmouth RFC enjoyed a memorable Senior Club Awards evening recently, with former Wales International Ian Gough the guest speaker and former Club Chairman and player Tommy Morgan the honoured guest for the evening.

A full turn out enjoyed a splendid three course meal, courtesy of Club Stewardess Emma Henry and her team ahead of the presentation of awards. Young Player of the Year and Falklands Shield winner was Shaun Brosnan, who was also awarded his Colours. Druids awards were given to Luke Whorton, James Pardoe and Morgan Jeffs and colours were awarded to Morgan Jeffs, Tom Wellington, Luke Whorton, James Pardoe, Mark Buffin and Sam Hogan.

The First XV Payer of the Year Award was Zen Szwagrzak, Most Promising Player was Ed White with Amosa Nove winning Players Player of the Year. William Copley veterans awards were presented to Spud Davies & Dickie McLennan in recognition of their commitment and hard work this season. The Chairman’s Cup this year was awarded to Pete Walters and Jeff Scourfield for their incredible rugby correspondence work; Emma and Jon Henry for their excellent Stewardship and MYR roles at the club and Sam Parsons for his hard work and fortitude as Club Captain and top points scorer this season. Kevin Pritchard won the posthumous Clubman of the Year Award.

A Special Recognition Award was given to wing/centre James Smith who embarks on a period of travel - his never say die attitude and fearlessness was praised by his fellow players. Secretary Byron Hapgood received an award for exceptional services to Monmouth RFC and surprised Lloyd Davies with an additional award recognising the Club Chairman for his outstanding efforts in delivering a number of major initiatives and his commitment to the Club during his five seasons as Senior Club Chairman.

The raffle for the evening raised over £500.00 for the Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice. Both Chairman Lloyd Davies and guest speaker Ian Gough trekked the Great Wall of China the previous month and, together with the other trekkers, have helped to raise over £65,000.00 for the hospice, with over £12,500.00 being raised by Monmouth RFC club members, including Georgia and Jasmine Davies and Jayne Smith.

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Monmouth RFC Awards Evening 2016

Monmouth Rugby Club Senior section recently held their end of season awards evening at the Rugby Club. Committee, Players and Guests were delighted that Richie Wills accepted the club invitation to be guest of honour and to present the awards. Monmouth RFC are very proud that Richie, as ex Club Captain, had also played for Cardiff RFC, including the tour match against the 1963 All Blacks.

Guest speaker for the evening was BBC Scrum V Anchor-man, Rick O’Shea, who delivered a humorous and enlightening view of behind the scenes Welsh Rugby.

Chairman Lloyd Davies gave a brief summary of the past season, pointing out that it had been a particularly difficult time for the club, with the sad loss of much loved former coach Ian Seymour, the very popular supporter Mark Rickets and hugely respected player and former Captain, Will Copley, friend to many. All very much missed but not forgotten.

A new cup was presented in memory of Will, being awarded for most outstanding Veteran Player (over 35). The Will Copley cup was fittingly awarded to Will’s former playing colleague and close friend, Paul Stockley.

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Club Senior Coach, Andrew Spud Davies, provided a detailed breakdown of playing statistics for the season and was joined by fellow coaches Mike Boycott, Dale Hill and Andy Tabb in announcing playing award winners.

1st XV winners

Player of the Year - Sam Parsons
Players Player - James Smith
Most Promising - Will Korb

Druids

Player of the Year - Dan Anstey
Players Player - Tom Wellington
Most Promising Player - Sam Hogan

Youth

Player of the Year - Morgen Jeffs
Players Player - Alan Hawkins
Most Promising Player - Jacob Hawkins.

Clubman of the year for outstanding service to the club was won by Andrew Scourfield and The Chairmans Award jointly shared between Byron Hapgood, Andrew Tabb and Andrew Scourfield.

The evening was again superbly choreographed by MC Wayne Weston and everyone at the club very much appreciated the efforts of Emma Henry and staff.


Monmouth RFC Awards Evening 2015

The Monmouth RFC Awards Evening was held at the Rugby Club on the 30th May. A superb curry, complimentary wine and beer were enjoyed by 90 players, members and guests. BBC Scrum V commentator, Phil Steele, compéred the evening and provided excellent entertainment for what was undoubtedly one of the most successful Monmouth RFC Awards Evenings for some time.

The Awards were presented by Monmothian Ivor Berry. Ivor is a former distinguished player at the Club, having been a part of the 1964 Welsh Triple Crown Squad and having played for Newport, Pontypool and Ebbw Vale before returning to play for his hometown Club.

A special Award was given to MRFC President Rex Tabb, who has recently undergone a double knee replacement surgery at 82 years of age – all were delighted to see Rex in full cheer at the event.

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Andrew Scourfield won the coveted Clubman of the Year Award, voted for by his peers, for his outstanding work at the Club this season. Kevin Pancho Pritchard was awarded a special Lotto Grand Master Cup, following his stalwart efforts with the Monmouth RFC lottery this year.

A new Award, the Chairman’s Award, was won by Club Treasurer Gabby Hilu for his outstanding administrative and supporting work throughout the Club this season.

Captain Sam Harding and Coach Andrew Davies were presented with commemorative hip flasks to mark their hard work throughout the season. William Copley and Luke Hunter won awards for Best Tour Player and Top Tourist respectively.

1st XV winners

Player of the Year - Michael Griffiths
Players Player - Dan White.
Most Promising - Dean Bartlett

Druids

Player of the Year - Kester Mobs-Morgan
Players Player - Nathan Cocker.
Most Promising - Kris Gordon
Druids Colours were presented to Kris Gordon and Nathan Cocker.

Youth

Player of the Year - Tom Hawkins.
Players Player - Will Korb.
Most Promising - Josh Lebon
Services to Youth - Harry Miles
Coaches Award - James Pardoe

Youth Colours were awarded to Harry Miles, Tom Hawkins, Will Korb, Jacob Pickens, Cameron Browne. Gwent Youth were awarded to Pete Saran, Will Korb, Tom Hawkins, Josh Lawerence, Charlie Rodgers.


Monmouth RFC Awards Evening 2014

A great evening was had by all during the Senior Club Awards Evening in June 2014. We paid tribute to Ian ‘Sedge’ Seymour who stood down at the end of the season after 14 years excellent service to the Club.

2014 Award Winners
Ian Seymour, Byron Hapgood, Harry Miles, Callum Gleed, Sam Harding, Dan Williams, Gareth Morgan and Tom Green.

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Monmouth RFC Awards Evening 2013

The Monmouth RFC Awards Evening 2013 took place at the Monmouth Shire Hall with approximately 100 players and guests attending. Awards were made to the Youth Team, Druids and First XV players.

Andrew Davies received the Clubman of the Year award for the second year running as a result of his exemplary work for the club over the last 12 months.

Druids Players Player - Andy Howells
Druids Player of the Year - Nick Phillips
Tourist of the Year - Paul Jennings
Youth Players Player - Will Korb
Services to Monmouth Youth - Gareth Morgan
Youth Players Player - Cameron Watson
Youth Most Promising Player - Max Senior
1st XV Most Promising Player - Jake Meredith
Top Individual Tourist - Jordan Howells
1st XV Players Player - Sam Harding
1st XV Player of the Year - Paul Stockley
Youth Team Player of the Season - Dan White (Winner of the Falklands Shield)

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