MFC Annual Awards Dinner 2022
April 30th 2022
The Annual Club Awards Night was held on Friday 29th April 2022, with the Cornwallis Suite of the Maidstone Masonic Lodge.
The club was represented by staff, colts section, seniors and veterans, along with Vice Presidents as we handed out awards for the 2021 - 2022 season.
Two Vice President awards were presented at the awards ceremony. Firstly to Alison Slaughter for her efforts with the Youth Section, Coaching Coordination and background work on the #onegreatclub mantra. The second was for Pete Brown, who has likewise put in a tremendous effort behind the scenes, not only on the youth section but coaching, safeguarding, RFU accreditation support and a plethora of other work for the club such as pitch coordination.
For the player awards; Josh Hoare took the 1st XV player of the year for playing in several positions and packing more punch than his frame should allow. The Mustangs player went to scrum-half Mike Gillies for his experience and commitment, along with stellar performances throughout the season. For the Veterans, Richard Cutbill took the award for his dedication and for being very centres preferred partner in the backs. The David Arnold Young Player of the Season award went to a graduating Colt, Jude Pearson. The young hooker has impressed this term always putting in a shift, whether it be at prop or hooker and is always ready to learn. A worthy winner.
Finally, the Bernard Hinks awards were handed out to players who have done so much on and off the pitch. The 1st XV award went to Charlie Williams for his work not only on the pitch, but unseen off of it. The Other XV Player was also slightly echoing the 1st XV as Danny Walsh picked up the award. For the non-player of the year, twenty years is a long time to work at any vocation, let alone at a Rugby club. For always being there, ready and willing to serve (pints, chips, burgers, you name it) the award went to Helen Simmons.
Full List of Awards as below;
Vice Presidents presented by President Paul Ehrhart: Alison Slaughter : Pete Brown
1st XV Player of the Year presented by Club Captain Will Fox: Josh Hoare
2nd XV Player of the Year presented by Danny Walsh: Mike Gillies
Veteran XV Player of the Year presented by Karim Neseyif: Richard Cutbill
David Arnold Young Player of the Year presented by Steve Oram: Jude Pearson
Bernard Hinks 1st XV Player presented by Steve Oram: Charlie Williams
Bernard Hinks Other XV Player presented by Steve Oram: Danny Walsh
Bernard Hinks Non-Player presented by Craig Tuffrey: Helen Simmons