With the on-field activities now finished it was time for Hope Valley RFC's officials and players to sit back, reflect on celebrate an amazingly successful season.
The first opportunity came with the NOWIRUL league dinner at Bowdon RFC where, in the presence of Lancashire RFU President and former England Ladies captain, Gill Burns, Valley's captain Matt Keeley collected the league winners shield as the league commented on the Club's remarkable unbeaten home record.
Next came the Club's annual dinner held at Sickleholme golf club. In between an excellent meal and some dubious dancing skills, Valley's officials celebrated the successful season and awarded the following prizes.
Captain's Player of the SeasonJae Rodgers
Players' Player of the Season – George Watts
Most Improved Player – Joe Scouler
Leading try scorer – Jake Oldridge.
Clubman of the Season ("The Golden Boot") – Mark Blanchon