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Lincoln’s end of season rugby awards

Recognising this season’s achievements.

Lincoln Rugby Club held its annual end-of-season presentation evening on Friday to recognise the achievements of the senior sides.

First Team

Four of the first team’s award winners Leigh Dearden, Jack Kinsey, Lewis Wilson and Mike Keegan. Photo: Joseph Verney

Retiring forward Jim Calveley and fellow second row Leigh Dearden were named as joint Player of the Season by head coach Simon Green.

Centre Jack Kinsey picked up the Players’ Player of the Season award, while winger Mike Keegan was named Young Player of the Season.

Lewis Wilson finished the season as the team’s top try scorer with eight and he won the Most Improved Player of the Season award.

A notable mention also went to Adam Smith who is leaving the club after an impressive season.

First team captain Will Scammell said: “The club presentation evening rounded off what was a successful season for all senior men’s and women’s teams at Lincoln.

“From a first team perspective I think a mid-table finish, in our first season in a very competitive midlands division two, is something to be proud of and I’m certain we’ll be up there challenging for top spot next season.  A long hard pre-season awaits.”

Second Team

Lincoln second team’s double award winner George Pomfret. Photo: Joseph Verney

Second team coach Aaron Bird presented George Pomfret with two awards as the young forward was named as Coach’s and Players’ Player of the Season.

Third Team

Third team award winners Chris Smith and Ryan Tinsley. Photo: Joseph Verney

Third team captain Adam Kelleher named prop Sven Durasamy as his player of the season. Photo: Joseph Verney

Young full-back Ryan Tinsley, who has also played flanker, scrum-half, fly-half and centre this season, won the Players’ Player of the Season award.

Tinsley, along with Chris Smith, finished as the third team’s top try scorer with five.

Third team captain Adam Kelleher named prop Sven Durasamy as his Player of the Season.

CJ McAllister and David Speedy were given special shirts as they are both leaving the club due to moving away.

Lincoln Ladies

Lincoln Ladies’ award winners Clare Brown, Jordine Devereau and Helen Francis. Photo: Joseph Verney

Lincoln Ladies’ players and coaching staff at the awards night. Photo: Joseph Verney

Clare Brown finished the season as the club’s top try scorer with 13 and she was named as Lincoln Ladies’ Player of the Season by the management trio of Lizzie Kirk, Brian Kelly and Lucy Prescott.

Helen Francis had never picked up a rugby ball until September 2017, but after a superb season she was named as Players’ Player of the Season.

Jordine Devereau won the Most Improved Player of the Season award.

Lizzie announced she is stepping down from her role after four years as head coach and she said:  “I’ve decided it’s time to step down as head coach and I’ve passed the  role on to Brian Kelly, who I have every faith in, and I’m proud of the ladies and how the team has developed over the years with growing numbers.”

Youth Section

Lincoln’s Under-12s proudly graduate to the Junior ranks of youth rugby.

Tom Clay was among the youth award winners as he was named as the Under-10s Players’ Player of the Season and the whole team were given an RAF sponsored Lincoln Rugby hoody.

Max Prescott won the Under-10s Respect award.

Finn Clements won the Under-10s Teamwork Trophy. Kaden Rogers won for ‘Enjoyment’ and Charlie Bargh for ‘Sportsmanship’.

Under-7s left to right with their award titles – Harry Quibell (respect), Alex Morgan (enjoyment), Elliot Culter (teamwork), Harry Braithwaite (sportsmanship).

Under-11s left to right with their award titles – Archie Rossington (sportsmanship), Tyler Lynch (enjoyment) and Harry Money (respect). Zachary Dick won the teamwork award.

Lincoln’s Girls players and coaching staff including the award winners – Most Improved Player Ella Mycroft, Players’ Player Polly Swann and Coach’s Player Katie Davies.

Lincoln’s youth section celebrated its end-of-season annual presentations on Sunday, May 13 with several winners across all age groups.

Youth chairman Mel Green said:  “I would like to congratulate every player and the dedicated team of volunteers who provide youth rugby at Lincoln.”

Club Accreditation

Gareth Short from the RFU presented Lincoln Rugby Club with its new accreditation on Sunday. Photo: Grant Henman

Gareth Short from the RFU presented Lincoln’s assistant director of rugby Robert Boultwood and head of youth Mel Green with the club’s new accreditation on Sunday, May 13.

Meanwhile, Lincoln will host Sedgley Park in a friendly on Saturday, May 19.

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