Barbarians celebrate a highly memorable year

Harley Bycraft anf Fenland Barbarians' coach Nick Edwards
Harley Bycraft anf Fenland Barbarians' coach Nick Edwards

FENLAND Barbarians’ end of season awards were presented recently with a large contingent of players and parents gathered to celebrate an outstanding year.

After starting the season with a squad of 22, a total of 41 players took part in at least one match during the season with 14 players totally new to rugby.

The Barbars racked up a remarkable 531 points with a dozen players scoring 15 points or more: Joe Warner, Jack Lagdon, Adam O’Neill and Ollie Sherwin scored 15; Theo Edwards scored 19; Patryk Danielewski scored 20; Matt Hudson scored 25; Josh Flegg scored 30; Sam Cheek scored 35; Dylan Jones scored 45. Dan Whadcock topped the ton at 110 just behind Harley Bycraft at 130 points.

Individual award winners were: Player of the Year, Jack Lagdon; Player’s Player of the year, Dan Whadcock; Pack Player of the year, Robert Martin; Backs Player of the Year, Ollie Sherwin; Fitness and Performance Award, Sam Cheek; Most Improved Forward, Joe Warner; Most Improved Back, Matt Hudson; New Player of the Year, Dan Gammons; Potential for the Future, Clyde Hurst; Top Points Scorer, Harley Bycraft

The squad also celebrated the involvement of four U13 players with the U14s, with two receiving team awards (Sam Cheek and Harley Bycraft). Will Legge and Tom Oliver were recognised for their performance at the higher level of the game.

Team captain Josh Flegg gave a vote of thanks from the team to all of the parents, coaches and helpers.

l DEEPING Rugby Club is calling for rugby fans to join a world record attempt at Lnchfield Road on June 18.

The club will attempt to smash the current world record for the biggest scrum. Record breakers will need their sports kit and should be at the ground for 10.30am.

For details call Sarah on 07725 256468 or e-mail devils2011@hotmail.co.uk.