Dube named Centurions’ Player of the Year

Cents dish out the awards at end of season presentation evening

RUGBY LEAGUE: JUNIOR and senior players, supporters and family members were all in attendance on Saturday when St Albans Centurions Rugby League Club held their end of season presentation evening at their clubhouse at High Oaks, St Albans.

Cents finished in second place in the league in their 2011 season, and their junior and minis teams also did very well in their respective competitions.

Awards were presented by Ricky Graveson, of the Wheatsheaf pub, Dunstable, the Cents’ major sponsor for 2011, and the St Albans club president, Tony Bottomley.

The awards winners were as follows: .

Man of Steel - Iain Langley.

Rookie of the Year - Mick Wade.

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First Team Player of the Year - Roy Dube.

Top Try Scorer - Oli Fountain.

The ‘Ged Birkin Memorial’ Players’ Player of the Year - Gareth Walters.

Supporters Player of the Year - Daniel Blinkhorn.

Under 12s Best Back - Thomas Hamer.

Under 12s Best Forward - Chris Anderson.

U14s Best Back - Will Curtis.

U14s Best Forward - Charlie Dollard.

U18s Best Back - Lewis Dempsey.

U18s Best Forward - Rory Heath.

Junior Player of the Year - Callum Porter.

After the trophies were handed out, coach Shane Rampling presented the Centurion Medal to several people involved with the club. These medals are for services to the club during the previous year, beyond what is expected of someone associated to the club. Recipients were: Sam Wingaard, Scot Clelow, Alan Petit, Euan Drummond, Russell Kelleway and Dylan Rampling.

The final act of the evening was when a club playing shirt was presented to Centurions main sponsor, Ricky Graveson.

Cents are now waiting until October, when the Rugby Football League is announcing a new ‘pyramid league system’ set up for amateur rugby league. It has been rumoured that Cents will be placed in a high national league in a summer season from March to October.