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CELEBRATING ANOTHER GREAT SEASON FOR ROSS RUGBY CLUB

Ross-on-Wye RFC have celebrated yet another successful season this year at their Annual Awards Dinner and Dance at the Chase Hotel last Saturday. The 2008 / 2009 season not only saw the club promoted to Gloucester Premier Division for 2009 / 2010, but also successfully defending the North Midlands RFU Vase, defeating Evesham in the Final.

More than 110 Guests attended the Awards Dinner, where Officials took the opportunity to celebrate another great season, rewarding those individuals who had delivered exceptional commitment and dedication to the club. After a great meal, Club Chairman, Martyn Pocknell thanked Sponsors and volunteers alike for their support during the season, after which Mr. Brian Harris presented awards to the following winners:

The Steve Gibbons Coaches Award went to Huw Bellamy and the award for the Most Promising Young Player was presented to Josh Morgan. Adam Clements received the award for the Most Improved player and the Best Newcomer title went to James Hughes.

Top Try Scorer of the 1st team was Alistair Hunter–Blair with the second team awards going to Pete Smith.
Top Points Scorer awards went to Chay Brine of the 1st team and Chris Gage of Ross 2nds.
The President's Award 1st team was presented to Adam Clements and Chris Price received the award for the 2nd team.
The Players' Player awards went to Ali Hunter-Blair of the 1st team and 2nd team player, Chris Price.
The club rewarded Chris Gage, Dave Mince and Mike Davies with lifetime achievement awards for their long standing and ongoing commitment to the club.

In an effort to pay tribute to Coach Paul Haley, Gareth Holdsworth made a whip round of the guests and made a 'moving' speech before presenting this man who does so much for the teams with the large sum he had collected. As the speech contained highly emotive language we cannot quote it here, but we can assure you it did bring tears to the eyes of many.

The revelry at the Chase continued well into the early hours, with dancers and non dancers alike gracing the dance floor with a mesmerizing array of movements, some voluntary, most involuntary to the music of DJ Kinger.

A great night was had by all and the officials at the club would like to thank all those who have given their time, money and effort during a great season.


Ross RFC celebrated yet another successful season at the Chase Hotel on Saturday.

After the awards, everybody enjoyed dancing to the great sounds put on by DJ Kinger.

The numerous trophies that were presented during the evening.

Gareth Holdsworth says a few moving words about Coach, Paul Haley.

Huw Bellamy receiving the Steve Gibbons Coaches Award from Brian Harris.

Most promising young player, Josh Morgan.

Adam Clements received the Most Improved Player Award.

The Best Newcomer Award was presented to James Hughes.

Top points scorer for the 1st team, Chay Brine.

Top points scorer for the 2nd team, Chris Gage.

Top try scorer of the 1st Team, Ali Hunter-Blair.

Top try scorer for the 2nd team, Pete Smith.

The Presidents 1st team player award went to Adam Clemets.

The Presidents 2nd team player award was presented to Chris Price.

Lifetime achievement awards went to Mike Davies, Chris Gage and Dave Mince.

Ali Hunter-Blair was voted Players' Player of the Year for teh 1st team.

Chris Price was Players' Player of the year for the 2nd team.

DJ Kinger played some great dance music.

Rowena and Tina having a ball.

A happy couple enjoying the evening.

Cassie gets swept off her feet watched by Rowena.

Julie and Tim Morgan.

Ooh! What rosy cheeks Gareth.

Need we say more?
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