Hornsby Rugby Club featured strongly at the Central Coast Rugby Union’s annual presentation night last week picking up an individual award and two club awards. First Grade captain Sam White received the Senior Outstanding Back of the year award for his performances for the Central Coast Representative team in the country carnival held earlier in the year. Club President Tim Graham Robinson said “playing in the Central Coast competition has provided our players with an opportunity for higher representative honours and players like Sam could find their way into the Country rep side or higher”.
One of the most prestigious awards presented on the night is the Club of the Year. The CCRU President Larry Thomson explained that the award was an acknowledgement of Hornsby’s pioneering work in the women’s rugby space, the club’s development on the field over the year and the culture around the club off the field.
The third trophy picked up by the club is awarded by the Central Coast Rugby Referees Association and saw the Hornsby First Grade Side named as the Team of the Year. First grade coach Pete White described the award as a proud moment for the team. “It really reflects the culture of this team and the players that have built this. We’ve worked hard all year to create a disciplined, respectful team culture across First Grade and to have the referees recognise that means we are moving in the right direction”, said White.
Hornsby Rugby Club will acknowledge the efforts of it its players and community at its annual presentation night at the Warrawee Bowling Club this Saturday night 22nd September.