25 May 2019 / Club News

Club Awards Evening for Season 2018/19

Abercynon RFC’s Senior Awards Night

Abercynon RFC’s Awards night took place on Friday 10th May. The evening was a great success with all guests treated to a great 4 course meal prepared by Church Village Caterers. British lion and ex Wales Prop Adam Jones was the guest speaker, who held a Q&A for his audience and shared some of his personal experiences from around the rugby world.

Shannon Rakei hosted his first club dinner as the new Chairman and on behalf of the committee, he welcomed all players, guests and sponsors to the evening.  Shannon expressed the gratitude of the club for the tireless voluntary work performed by so many individuals from the Minis and Junior sections right through to the Seniors.

Over to the awards and Coach James Read ably assisted by Team Manager Grant Eynon made a great speech on the night. James expressed his feelings on how the club has welcomed him and David Owen as the new coaches this season and also spoke about how much the club/team has achieved this season and that the coaches are looking forward to next season ahead and developing the club/team to its maximum potential.

The awards were presented by ex-players, with Adam Jones presenting the main awards. The 1st Team Player of the Year was chosen by coaches/Team manager and was awarded to the ever present and powerful Luke Price with Sam Prosser picking up the Players Player Award that was elected by his fellow players/piers.  Both players have been instrumental this season in a young team that has made massive strides on previous years, with both players receiving a standing ovation as they rightfully picked up the awards.

The list of award winners from the evening is as follows:

Player of the Year – Luke Price

1st Team Players' Player of the Year – Sam Prosser                                             

Most Improved Player - Sam Prosser   

Top Try Scorer- Luke Price

Top Points Scorer- Kieran Symon

Coaches Award- Gavin Brown

 2nd Team Player & Players' Player of the Year - Gareth Moses  

  250 Senior Club Caps  - Gavin Moses 

 Wales Cap- Garyn Phillips


Club Captain- Josh Williams

2nd XV Captain- Michael Watkins

Once again thanks to all and onwards and upwards in 2019/20 Season  #YMLAEN

We would like to thank Mike Jones of Replay Images for taking these great images on the night and for his hard work throughout the season



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