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West Norfolk Rugby Club honoured for stunning season




West Norfolk Rugby Club celebrated a season to savour at their end-of-season presentation day.

Starting with the foundations of the club in the shape of the minis and youth section, where youngsters received awards for their role in a magnificent campaign on the pitch.

The ever-growing girls’ and ladies’ teams were then honoured after expanding the game in the area and consolidating their place in Women’s NC 1 Midlands.

End of season awards at West Norfolk Rugby Club.. (40154868)
End of season awards at West Norfolk Rugby Club.. (40154868)

Finishing the team awards, the men’s section enjoyed an astonishing season after winning London NE 3 Eastern Counties and the RFU Senior Vase Competition.

Their individual awards capped off one of the most successful years ever for the club.

The day was made even more special with the Gatehouse Lane outfit being presented with the Eastern Counties Rugby Union President’s ‘Club of the season’ accolade by Eastern Counties president John Winders.

John Winders presented West Norfolk Rugby Club chairman, Graham Woodcock and (R) president, Bob Cranna with the Eastern Counties Rugby Union Club of the Year award 2019/20.. (40154872)
John Winders presented West Norfolk Rugby Club chairman, Graham Woodcock and (R) president, Bob Cranna with the Eastern Counties Rugby Union Club of the Year award 2019/20.. (40154872)

Norfolk RFU president John Mackay said: “West had a great 19/20 season, winning London 3 EC and remaining unbeaten while their 2nds were given early promotion to EC2N as a result of their performances in the first half of the season.”

West Norfolk President Bob Cranna and club member Wilf Lambert received honorary life membershipsfollowing their contribution to the sport in Norfolk over a number of years.

West Norfolk director of rugby Darren Clarke said: “It was great to finally celebrate an outstanding season.

“Congratulations to all players and award winners across mini, youth, ladies’ and men’s sections.

“The icing on the cake was receiving the Eastern Counties Club of the Year which wouldn’t have been achieved without the huge commitment of players, coaches, committee, volunteers, clubhouse staff, sponsors and spectators across the whole club.

“The men’s first team took many of the headlines with their 100 per cent record leading to league and cup successes but such prestigious awards are only won when the club is strong across all areas.

“The whole club looks forward to getting back on the pitch for the new season, whenever that may be.”

Wilf Lambert and Bob Cranna with their Norfolk Rugby Union honorary life membership awards.. (40154871)
Wilf Lambert and Bob Cranna with their Norfolk Rugby Union honorary life membership awards.. (40154871)

Individual award winners.

Colin Grange Award (Supporters player of the year): Sam Mount; Men’s Most Improved Player Award: Daniel Nunn; Paul Bradley Award (Most impressive young senior men’s player): James Dobbler; Finlay Barnham Award (Most promising young player transitioning from Colts to men’s): Lewis Rudd; Development Team Award: Connor Clarke; Men’s first team players’ player: Henry Rust; Development team players player: Jacob Clunan; Ladies players’ player: Tiffany Turner; Ladies Coaches player: Rosie Lingham; Ladies most improved player: Kelly Saunders; Mike Hensman Award (Volunteer that has contributed greatly to the club over the year): Damien Fish.



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