Following Redruth’s first league win of the season last Saturday against Rosslyn Park, more good news for the Reds as two of their players picked up the Trelawny’s Army Cornwall Senior and U.20 Player of the Year Awards at the clubs AGM held at the St. Austell Brewrey Visitor Centre last evening.
BBC Radio Cornwall’s sports presenter Ross Ellis was on hand to make the awards, whilst Club President John Treglown of St. Austell Brewery was on hand to make a presentation to both players of Tribute beer, which of course sponsors the regional leagues in the south west.
The Cornwall Senior Player award the Bill Osborne Memorial Shield went to No.8 Mark Bright, well-deserved recognition for Brighty’s fine performances in a Cornwall shirt in a testing 2010 County Championship campaign during which he scored tries (5) in all Cornwall’s matches. It wasn’t just his try-scoring exploits that won him the award but his fine all-round displays all over the pitch which showed him to be Cornwall’s stand out player.
Runner-up in the poll, and a player who deserves a special mention, Ian Morgan, who’s goal kicking proved vital during Cornwall’s campaign. Ian has now retired from playing to concentrate on his coaching with St. Ives RFC.
The Tony Mead Memorial Shield for the Cornwall U.20 Player of the Year went to Adam Lewarne, the young second row forward made his mark during a challenging U.20 County Championship campaign for Cornwall, similar to the seniors they won just one of their group matches. Adam also went on to gain his full county cap playing against Devon in this year’s Tamar Cup at St. Ives. He is tipped for higher honours in the game.
Both players were delighted with their awards, and they both expressed their pride and passion in wearing the Cornwall shirt.