Lincoln Rugby Club held its annual end-of-season presentation evening on Friday to recognise the achievements of the senior sides.
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 coach Aaron Bird presented George Pomfret with two awards as the young forward was named as Coach’s and Players’ Player of the Season.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.