On the evening of Tuesday 30 July, 220 guests filled the Great Hall for the annual Somerset College Rugby Dinner. The evening was a chance to recognise all of Somerset’s courageous young Rugby players and to also recognise a number of players for their extra exploits in the game.
As always, our younger year groups stole the show with the Year 4, 5 and 6 speakers demonstrating a superb ability to speak to such a large crowd with confidence and poise. Our youngest players in Year 4 had a great turn out and they each received a special memento for their excellent victory at the DNK Cup held at All Saints Anglican School.
The Hall twins, Jacob and Harrison, were up to their usual comedic brilliance when ripping into yours truly about my in-depth coaching of running angles. Will Barry and Angus Fitzgerald spoke fondly of their experience on this year’s Under 16 tour of Hong Kong. Captain of Rugby, Sam Dalton emceed the evening and did a superb job keeping the programme running, even if his jokes were average at best. Rest assured he’s a much better rugby player than comedian.
Preston Cup for Outstanding Sportsmanship in Rugby: Darcy Halloran
Best Non 1st XV Back: Fergus McKeon
Best Non 1st XV Forward: Patrick Sowerby
Somerset College Most Promising Player Year 7 to 10: Will Barry
Somerset College 1st XV Best Back: Sam Capel
Somerset College 1st XV Best Forward: Brock Priestley
Somerset College Spirit of Rugby Medal: Lachie Sowerby
Somerset College 1st XV Players Player of the Year: Sam Dalton
Somerset College Captain of Rugby 2019: Sam Dalton
Somerset College Captain of Rugby 2020: Brock Priestley
Well done to all players, coaches and support staff for another great year for Somerset College Rugby.
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