HORNETS end- of-season presentations were held in a marquee draped in club colours at their Hutton Moor ground.
HORNETS' end- of-season presentations were held in a marquee draped in club colours at their Hutton Moor ground.
Guest speaker Mark Regan entertained members with tales from his time with Bath, Bristol, England and the touring British and Irish Lions. Other guests included Brian Saunders, chairman of Somerset Rugby Union, and Stuart Turnball, of the Bristol Referees' Society .
The first award of the evening went to the third team player of the year, Nigel Babb, with the second team player of the year going to Mark Sherridan, a young and exciting all rounder.
The first team player of the year award went to vice-captain Paul Morrissey, who returned to the club, where he played his junior rugby, this season.
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The players' player of the year accolade went to Greg Speller who has come through the ranks at the club, starting in the under-8s. It was a well-deserved award for a versatile player. Iain Marshall picked up the most improved player award despite his season being unfortunately cut short by injury.
Two stalwarts of the club were honoured for their support to the playing sides, Addie Smart and Dave Sheppard, club physio and first team manager respectively.
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Young player of the year went to Sonny Haines, an exciting prospect who should make an easy transition to senior rugby and make a regular claim for first team rugby.
Baz Collings, the current mini and junior chairman, was rewarded for the several years of devotion and hard work with the clubman of the year award.
Hornets are looking forward to the new season in Western Counties North, having added to an already strong and youthful squad with Alec Chase and the return of Phil Hogarth from last season's successful Taunton side.
Mark Harvey also returns to the club after many years in the Royal Navy to take up the position of conditioning and
fitness guru, to assist coaches Dave Jones and Paul Pollard .
Training starts on June 30 at 7pm and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the season. All players, old and new, are welcome, whether ambitious or social.