Percy Park RFC Mini Presentation Awards
sponsored by Wade Financial. Chartered Financial Planners
On Sunday 12th May 2019 the hallowed turf of Preston Avenue was awash with children proudly adorned with their black and whites strips, chasing numerous rugby balls, in a scene that brought a smile to many a casual observer. The clubhouse was ‘bulging at the seams’ as the Percy Park Mini Section gathered for their end of season presentation awards, kindly provided by Percy Park Club sponsors Wade Financial. A seat and space to stand was hard to find.
David Dodds and Hannah Witty of Wade Financial were at hand to present the awards along with Northumberland Captain, First XV and former Club Captain Michael Langlands and First XV player Eddie Saint.
The photographs of the event are a joy to see and the album can be viewed on the Percy Park Facebook site. Many thanks to Percy Park club photographer Paul Jackson for his artistry. He certainly captured the afternoon.
PERCY PARK PLAYERS DINNER 2019
This year’s Annual Players Dinner took place at the club house on Friday 3rdMay with over 80 players and supporters present to see the awards for players of the season, most improved player of the season, coaches player of the season and various other novelty awards.
Proceedings kicked off at 5.30pm with a Happy Hour in Bar 1872, and by 7pm everyone adjourned to the main lounge for speeches and food. Hog Roast always goes down well and Phil Martin “the crazy carver” was on duty to dish up the food and ensure no one received more than their fair share of crackling.
With everyone fed and well watered, the speeches began with Chairman of Rugby Thomas Turnbull opening with a summary of the season 2018/19 and then Bill Dryden presented various awards to the Percy Park Women’s team who attended the event for the first time. Tim Walker the Lions manager was in Cancun but had left a video message with the Player of the Year and Coaches Player of the Year announcements. Mark Whinfield deputised for Pumas Captain Matthew Dale, and Mark Sanderson also said a few brief words on behalf of the Lions.