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Hungerford RFC reflected on a season full of tries, tackles and grubber kicks at its annual dinner and awards evening.

The evening was hosted by chairman Andy Sparkes and local referee and Berkshire member Mick Cock was among the guests.

It was a season full of promise for Hungerford – had it not been for half a dozen occasions when they conceded late points, they’d have finished in the top half.

Lucas Kealing collects his players’ player award from coach Steve Allen (right) and chairman Andy Sparks
Lucas Kealing collects his players’ player award from coach Steve Allen (right) and chairman Andy Sparks

Hungerford head coach Steve Allen presented the coach’s player award to club stalwart Andy Mason, who was excellent throughout the season in the front row.

The most improved player award went to Lucas Kealing, while Callum Hambrecht was crowned top try scorer.

Terry Jarvis described Hungerford’s second team season as one full of determined and spirited performances.

Jarvis awarded second team player of the year to Rob Cooke.

This year saw Hungerford travel to Den Bosch in the Netherlands.

Steve Mills, the club president and tour organiser, awarded Harry Lawrenson tourist of the year for a variety of good deeds carried out around the local province.

Harry Lawrenson (centre) collects his award from Andy Sparks (left) and Steve Mills (right)
Harry Lawrenson (centre) collects his award from Andy Sparks (left) and Steve Mills (right)

Ashley Stokes came out on top as clubman of the year, while Lucas Kealing and Ian Bourne were both awarded the players’ player trophy after a tie in the voting.

Nigel Pateman won the chairman’s award for all his unsung work behind the scenes and in managing the club’s finances.

Rob and Tracy Cox winning Berkshire volunteers of the year
Rob and Tracy Cox winning Berkshire volunteers of the year

Elsewhere, Hungerford’s past chairman Rob Cox and junior chair Tracy Cox won volunteers of the year at the Berkshire annual awards and have since been nominated for an RFU award.



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