The Heysham Atoms rounded off their memorable season with a presentation evening at the Trimpell Club.
Club secretary Dave Crow handed out the gongs with the first team having secured promotion to the North West Men’s League Premier Division for the first time having won 20 of their 27 games in league and cup.
There were honours for several of the senior players with Mark Walker named the Player of the Year and Al Crookall the Players’ Player of the Year.
There was success throughout the club however with the Atoms’ newest side, the under 11s, the first to hand out awards on the night.
Coach Liam Aspden made the presentations with Harry Barron named Player of the Year and Joel Davidson picking up the Coach’s Award.
The under 13s coached by Wayne Lawton have still to fulfil all their fixtures and have deferred their presentation until the end of their elongated season.
They were however awarded the Team of the Year shield in the face of some fierce competition from within the club.
The under 18s have also been a huge success story this year, the squad of 27 finishing fourth in their league.
Several future stars have also made the step up to senior rugby with two of them, Jack Edmondson and Matty Humpage, winning the Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year respectively.
Mitch Chapman won the Coach’s Award.
The Atoms’ A team doubled their games from last season and in their six matches averaged 44 points.
The side was made up of the promising youngsters, first-team squad members and some senior players happy with the lighter workload.
Chris Strachan was named the Player of the Year.
50 games: M Short, J Short
75 games: D Ginocchio, D Helme
100 games: A Crookall
200 games: B Livingstone
300 games: B Cambidge
Top Points Scorer: B Livingstone
Top Try Scorers: L Hall, A Collins
Clubman of Year: Wayne Lawton
Gareth Pinington Award: Curtis Lacey
Most Improved Player of Season: Matty Humpage
Players’ Player of the Year: A Crookall
Player of Year: Mark Walker
A team Player of the Year: Chris Strachan
Under 11s Player of the Year: Harry Barron
Under 11s Coach’s Award: Joel Davidson
Under 18s Player of the Year: Jack Edmondson
Under 18s Players’ Player - Matty Humpage
Under 18s Coach’s Award: Mitch Chapman
Team of the Year: Under 13s
A presentation was also made to Heather Rushworth in her first season as the club’s physio