ALCESTER RFC honoured one of their greatest players in recent times and celebrated a hugely successful campaign at their end of season awards night.
The club enjoyed a stellar season to earn promotion to the Counties 1 Midlands West (South) division next term – the highest level of rugby the club will have competed at in their history.
And Alcester also celebrated the career of stalwart Robbie Parker with an inter-club friendly between the Colts and second XV in the Robbie Parker Cup.
Park started out in the Colts before he finished his career with the second team and it was the second XV who prevailed 34-22 at Kings Coughton.
Later that night, Jack Green and Mark Burrell shared the Players’ Player of the Year award whilst Ed Gough was named Coaches Player of the Year.
And Lewis Wright was crowned Young Player of the Year whilst Kyran Flynn was named Captain’s Player of the Year.
Clubman of the Year was awarded to Sam Fell with Darren Craig named the club’s Unsung Hero whilst special awards for time and dedication were given to Kim Flynn and Miriam Cauvin.
Elliot Evans was named as the second XV’s Player of the Year, as Kyle Derry scooped the Young Player of the Year award and Alec Aucott the Captain’s Player of the Year.
And there was also success for the club’s under-16 team who completed a grand slam at Bromyard’s rugby 7’s tournament as they won eight out of eight matches
Alcester recorded six shutouts and conceded just 26 points in the entire tournament whilst scoring 203 at the other end.
Under-16’s coach Shaun Nash said: “I’m super proud of the effort every one of them put in. These are the days, we as coaches get paid back.”