The Pontypridd Under 10's presentation was held on the 12 May in the Grandstand Lounge at Sardis Road. The first part of the presentation was of the playing awards and the special guest was local hero and double British Lion Martyn Williams.
All the boys were really excited to receive their awards from such a figure as Martyn and most of the boys were seen sporting his autograph across their shirts. This was followed by food and entertainment from a young group of teenagers playing a mixture of rock music.
The main awards of the evening were presented by Dai Flanagan and Tom Riley in the presence of all of the other members of the cup winning side and of the Konica Minolta Cup itself.
The most improved player award went to Matt Austin who over the course of the season has become a fierce tackler, a fine distributor and his positional play has improved ten-fold.
Player of the year went to James Herald. After a terrible injury last year he has come back to be a true leader on the field, his inspirational forward play and organizational skills coupled with the abrasive way he plays, made him the obvious choice.
The clubman award was shared by three players for the way they looked after and organized the large amount of new players we had over the season. These were our three district players Dillon Lewis, Kyle James and Harry Walton.
Head coach Tony Lewis made a speech thanking all the players for their efforts throughout the season, and his fellow coaches Gary Packham, Ade Herald, Chris Hislop (Sr) and Chris Hislop (Jr).
He also thanked Riann Walton, Julie James, Dianne Perry and Collette Ellis for their off field organization, Neil Dalley for match reports and his wife Karen for here off field organization.
Tony also thanked Steve Parfit for agreeing to be main sponsor next year. He finished by speaking about the season. He stated that the season started in a difficult manner, with too few players and many inexperienced boys. After Christmas they only lost one game before the tournaments where they finished runners-up at Nelson and our own Pontypridd tournament - a great result. But the highlight of the season was the undefeated defence of the Barker Butts Tournament. The side have now got nearly 25 players who have all gained experience and everyone concerned is looking forward to next season at under 11's.
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