Ratcliffe earns top prizes at Trojans awards night

Ratcliffe earns top prizes at Trojans awards night

DANNY RATCLIFFE took home the top prizes from Thornhill Trojans’ presentation evening.

The half-back was instrumental in the first team’s success this season, sealing the NCL Division One title and a return to the Premier Division.

Ratcliffe registered 20 tries in 22 appearances over the course of the season, and won eight man of the match awards.

He was named as the Division One player of the year at the recent NCL awards, and added to his collection by winning three of the club awards at their presentation evening last Saturday.

Ratcliffe was given the player of the year, players’ player of the year and supporters’ player of the year gongs for the first team.

Half-back partner Liam Morley, who scored seven tries in 20 appearances in 2018, picked up the coaches award, while centre Nick Mitchell was named as the most improved player.

Awards were also given to the ‘A’ team, who finished fourth in the Alliance League One this season and, like the first team, won the Heavy Woollen Cup.

Jonathan Hellings and Josh Clough were joint winners of the ‘A’ team player of the year award, while Josh Gearey was named as both players’ and supporters’ player of the year and Nick Sharp the most improved player.

There were also a number of other club awards handed out on the night.

The Roy Harrison clubman of the year went to Matt North, for the production of Trojans TV on social media.

Nathaniel Broadhead was given the Ged Brentnall Memorial Award as the most outstanding junior of the year.

Anthony Harris won the David Schofield award as forward of the year, while the Rod Brook award was handed to Bethan Oates, the girls under-14s coach and team founder.

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