Formed 2004 ... Herts 7s U14 Runners-up 2005 ... North Herts U14 team, Herts Youth Games 2005 runners-up (coached by Letchworth)... Herts Superteams U14 Runners-up 2005 ... Herts SuperTeams "Fairplay" winners 2006 ... Rochford 10s U17 Champions 2006 ... East Midlands 10s U17 Runners-up 2007 ... East Midlands 10s U17 "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... National 10s U17 5th place and "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... Herts 7s U17 Plate runners-up 2007 ... National 7s U17 Plate winners 2007 ... RFU "President's XV" Award winners 2007 ... Herts Superteams winners 2007 ... Midlands 10s U18 Runners-up 2008 ... National 10s U18 4th place 2008 ... North Herts U11 team, Herts Youth Games 2008 runners-up (coached by Letchworth girls) ... London and SE 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2008 ... Herts 7s U18s runners-up 2008 ... National 7s U18s quarter-finalists 2008 ... Gloucester City 10s U18 Bowl runner-up (6th) 2009 ... Worthing 10s U18 Plate runner-up 2009 ... National 7s U18 Plate winners 2009... Worthing 10s U15 Plate winners 2010... Worthing 10s U18 Shield winners 2010... Herts 7s U15 and U18 Bowl runners-up 2010... National 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2010...

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Lost in Visualisation, too?

Anyone who has ever taken photos at a function like the Awards evening knows how easy it is to get nothing even slightly recognisable in the camera. If they tried using a telephoto lens, they will tell you just how difficult it is - people move about, stand up at the wrong moment, look in the wrong direction; the camera hunts about trying to autofocus in the dim light and the flash takes an age to fire ... and then there's the 'Guinness' factor. Somehow, the more of the wonder stout one imbibes, the better the pics look on the camera ... and the worse they look the next day! That is exactly how I view these efforts.

Firstly, I present a picture of the two Daves exchanging my jacket for a club shirt which was kindly presented to me by Chairman Dave for helping out with running the girls section. Meanwhile Coach Dave, whose hand can be seen over Chairman Dave's left shoulder, is grasping my jacket (containing wallet, car keys, etc) * ...

Dave Rae presents the 'Most Improved Player' trophy to Georgie :

and Nikki gets the 'Player of the Year' trophy from Coaches Dave and Simon (who appears to be interviewing her) and Chairman Dave :

... only to find, as John reported in 'Lost in Translation', that the trophy appeared to be intended for someone else :

Anyway, she seemed happy enough about it :

... though others seemed to be feeling the after-effects of the previous night's party ...

... or is Muddy practicing for the National Gurning Championships?

As mentioned by John in his 'Lost in Translation' article about the Awards evening, Katie's reaction to being asked to get her poor old dad a drink was not as one might expect from a well-educated young lady ....

... and that in front of such impressionable people too ...

I know haw you feel, Dave, there are some friends that are just an embarassment, aren't there? After all, by the look of this last photo, you really should know ....

* The more discerning amongst you may have realised that, in all probability, I did not actually take the first picture. Heather did ... which just goes to show that there is also a powerful orange juice factor at work on such occasions!

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