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...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Annual Awards evening II

At the Youth section Awards evening at the end of April, the Girls section presented awards for representative rugby but, having played only 20 of our planned 40 games for the season, we held back the presentation of the main trophies to an end of season party after the RFUW National 7s.

So on Bank Holiday Monday the coaches, officials, players and families got together to celebrate another successful season with a barbecue, a few games and, of course, the presentation of the main awards.

It was a particularly important occasion because it marked the end of an era with founder and manager, John Birch, moving on after 224 games in charge. Not only that but the calendar had caught up with another 3 of the original team from 2004 - Hayley, Carla and Mel - who are moving on to senior rugby. Next season that will leave us with only one member of the original team still playing at Letchworth - Nikki (who has played in a mere 178 games under John's leadership!)

The awards, presented by John as his last official engagement for the club, were as follows :

U15s Players Player : Sydney Gregson
U18s Players Player : Natalie Threlfall

U15s Most Improved Player : Jade Cooper
U18s Most Improved Player : Jess Robinson

U15s Player of the Year : Ellah Hughes
U18s Player of the Year : Nikki Alcock

Commemorative T-shirts were presented to John and all the players moving on to senior rugby and the evening rounded off with the presentation of a number of gifts to John from club and players including a photo album of pictures from the last 5 years, an autographed photo of the first game in 2004 and an engraved salver.

The photo below shows John with Mel, Nikki, Carla and Katie who were members of the original Letchworth Girls team of 10 October 2004 :

There are a number of other pictures from the evening available on the Threlfall archive.

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