May & Baker youngsters get awards for fine first season

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 August 2018

May & Baker's under-10s at the end of season junior presentation (pic: Jack Courtney).

May & Baker's under-10s at the end of season junior presentation (pic: Jack Courtney).


Head of Youth Rugby Jack Courtney praised the efforts of the juniors at the Dagenham-based club

May & Baker's under-eights at the end of season junior presentation (pic: Jack Courtney).May & Baker's under-eights at the end of season junior presentation (pic: Jack Courtney).

May & Baker held a presentation event for their juniors recently to celebrate a successful first full season playing for the club.

A number of children attended, along with their parents, and awards were given out to all of those present.

Head of Youth Rugby at May & Baker, Jack Courtney, said: “It’s always great to give out awards and commend the players for their commitment and success.

“This year has been a great season to build on. The boys and girls, and of course the parents, can enjoy a few weeks off before training resumes on August 22.”

May & Baker’s first group to collect their awards were the tiny taggers who are aged three to five and have spent the year playing games and developing core skills to prepare them for when they are old enough to play matches. 12 children in total collected medals for their hard work.

The under-sevens were next and had lots to cheer after a season where the squad have come on leaps and bound.

All of the boys and girls have made a fantastic contribution to the team and Owen Cootes was named Most Improved Player with Noah Dunseath winning Player of the Year.

The under-eights have gone from strength to strength and after a fast paced start to the season, the side continued to develop and take on board advice from coaches, perform well and enjoy their rugby throughout.

Elliot Major was rewarded for a great season with the Player of the Year and Callum Lewis quite rightly picked up Most Improved Player for a fine campaign.

All tag rugby players (under-sevens and eights) voted for the Players’ Player award. The standard was very high and voting was very close, but Rylee Birch was the eventual winner after multiple strong displays.

The presentations continued with the girls and under-12s receiving their awards for commitment and effort.

The formalities were closed by the under-10s, who have stepped up massively to develop many skills. They have continued to progress in every game they play.

Tyler Birch picked up the Most Improved Player award and Kian Davis won Coaches Player of the Year while Jake Landers was recognised by the parents as there Player of the Year. His younger brother Frankie was also voted as Players’ Player. All four boys have had great seasons.

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