BANBRIDGE Hockey Club officially closed the season this weekend with the Club’s annual awards night and BBQ.
Guests, members and friends turned out in force to hear who had won the awards in each of the categories.
Before announcing the winners, Club President Neil Madeley paid tribute to all the players and coaches and highlighted that it had been one of the most successful seasons in the club’s history and challenged all to better the results next season. One highlight of the night was the video link to Scott McCandless in Hong Kong who presented the Men’s Young Player of the Year and Clubperson of the Year awards. The awards were presented by Mrs Joanne Madeley.
Thanks to Jo-Anne Lyttle and the Fundraising Sub-Committee for organizing the night, to chefs Rory Madeley and Norman Sally for the BBQ, those who helped serve the food, Paddy Grimes for organizing the technology and anyone else who assisted on the night.
In addition to the BHC awards the club also recognised Philip Brown, Peter Brown, Drew Carlisle and Stephen Dowds for obtaining their first Senior Ireland International Caps.
The award winners were as follows:
MENS FIRSTS: Top goalscorer – Stephen Dowds; supporters player of the Year - Gareth Lennox; player of the Year - Gareth Lennox
LADIES FIRSTS: Top goalscorer – Rachel Cairns; coaches player of the year – Orla Magee; players’ player of the year - Alex Gordon
MEN’S SECONDS: Player of the year - Ross McCandless.
LADIES SECONDS: Top goalscorer - Nadine Black; Coaches player of the year - Alannah Magee; Players player of the year - Rosie Waddell
MENS THIRDS: Player Of The Year – Bill Malcolmson
LADIES THIRDS: Top goalscorer – Hannah Hopkins & Jayne Graham; Coaches player of the year – Rachael Jardine; Players player of the year- Rebekah Graham
MEN’S FOURTHS: Player of the year - Joe McKnight
LADIES FOURTHS: Top goalscorer - Angela Cowan; Coaches player of the year – Rachel Groves; Players player of the year - Rachel Groves.
LADIES YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Megan McKenna; MENS YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jonny McKee; CLUBPERSON OF THE YEAR -Julie Sally; LADIES GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR – Sarah McCabe; MENS JUNIOR TOP GOALSCORER - Ross McCandless.