2015 Middlesex Rugby VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION AWARDS
The 2015 annual Community Rugby Volunteer Appreciation took on Friday 26th June at London Welsh RFC.
The Volunteer Appreciation Awards are the County’s way of recognising the hard work our volunteers do throughout the season to keep clubs running and rewarding those key individuals for their hard work. The dinner also gives clubs and volunteer co-ordinators the opportunity to network and share ideas with others.
President’s VII Awards
The President’s VII awards recognise clubs who have contributed to the development of the game of rugby. Awards were presented in the following categories:
Expanding and Developing the Game: The Club has done most in working on recruitment to grow their playing strength during the season.
Winner: Belsize Park
This club has recruited 211 new players over the course of the season. Although not all have stayed the club has been able to field six teams this season. They have done a large amount of work to strengthen links with local universities. Their hard work in recruiting was rewarded on the pitch with the 1st XV finishing second in the league, the 2nd and 4th XVs winning their leagues, the 3rd XV doing the double and the 5th XV and Vets fulfilling a full calendar of fixtures.
2015 – Belsize Park Club Awards
It was an amazing season that saw the 1st XV finishing second in the league, the 2nd and 4th XVs winning their leagues, the 3rd XV doing the double and the 5th XV and Vets fulfilling a full calendar of fixtures.
The 2015-2016 season will be tougher as we aim to do better as a club and keep building on the momentum from last season.Huge congratulations goes out to all players who donned the heliotrope this season and especially the following players who have had a great season and earned the respect of their teammates.
|1st XV PoY
|2nd XV PoY
|3rd XV PoY
|4th XV PoY
|Most Improved Player
|Clubman of the year
||Steven ‘Bilbo’ Joseph
Weds 15th July Summer Training @ 19:00
Corams Field, Farringdon, EC1R 0EG
Location for training
Sunday 9th August – The Tashes ‘Cricket Match’ @ 13:00
The Hub, Regents Park, London, NW1 4RU
Location for training
Fri 17th July Pimms Club @ 18:00
The Windsor Castle, 115 Campden Hill Road, Notting Hill, W8 7AR
Fri 14th August Pimms Club @ 18:00
Casa Bilbo, Primrose Hill
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Tuesday 14th July @ 19:00 – Belsize Park AGM
The White Mustache, 7A, Stanhope Parade, Stanhope St, London, NW1 3RD
Fri 12th June Pimms Club @ 18:00
The Crown, Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, EC1R 0EG
Sat 6th June @ 18:30 – Dinner & Awards
Club dinner @ Browns Courtrooms
Belsize III’s make it 49 games undefeated and push on to League and Cup Double in season 14/15!
After an undefeated season which saw Belsize III’s take 69 out of a possible 70 points for the season, with a points differential of +660 from 14 games, the season was on the line against the Thamesian Spartans who had been in excellent form at the back end of the season, pushing Belsize to a tight 28-14 result only a few weeks ago.
Belsize headed into the game full of confidence after beating Northolt (leading the league above) 40-5 in the Bowl Semi Final and came out of the blocks, fired up in the Semi. Within minutes Park were on the board and followed up with some good forward tries immediately after, including a lovely rolling maul move from a line out. Everything was going right and the backrow of Lee Harrison, Stef Pozzebon and Jimmy Thillet working exceptionally hard, although the same could be said for the entire pack, who really were the difference. The Belsize backs did what they have done all season in running straight hard lines for their 10 to pick a man, with great support play from the outside men. Although the team was disappointed to back off in the second half, with the game won at half time there was a lot to be pleased about.
Attention now turns to the final games of the season, both of which are grand finals. Importantly this win took our Belsize 3s to 49 games undefeated with the first sudden death game (v Kilburn IIs in League Final) to the only opportunity to make it 50. Belsize will face Kilburn again on 18 April in the MMT Cup Final which many punters say is shaping up as great club day out.
Final Score – Belisze III’s 68- Spartans 0
(2 tries to Lee Harrison, Stef Pozze, Brad Stuart, and Andrew Winder with Ben Gandy, Miguel “Miggy” Martinez grabbing 1. )
Belsize Park completed a clean sweep this weekend with 1s,2s,4s, Bulls and Vets all winning.
The 4s victory, 15 -17 at home to Tring IV ensured their promotion with three games still to go. A significant achievement given their first year of league rugby down in no small part to talismanic captain Colum Harkin.
The first team beat Old Streetonians 39 – 31. Full match report available here.
The 2s beat Fullerians 2nds 15 -0, the Bulls beat Hillingdon Abbotts 2nds 75-5 and the mighty Vets beat their Kilburn counterparts 19 -5.