Congratulations to all the Men who were nominated for this season's awards, here are the winners....
Performance Player of the Year - Ed Carson
The middle man of Team JET, the best looking Carson and arguably the most intelligent. Ed was a fresh new addition to the squad this season, and has had a great impact on the squad. Ed has stuck out with his reliability on the ball, relentless work rate and his team ethic is one to be admired by youngsters coming up the ranks.
Young Player of the Year -Imre Gerrits
Imre is not only a fantastically gifted hockey player but his attitude, commitment and work rate are exemplary plus he has a V-drag to die for! Imre has been a stalwart of the 2nd XI, excellent in the 1st XI but made heads turn in the indoor finals at Wembley and this has helped earn him a call up to the England Under 18s.
Most improved Player of the Year : Toby Pratt
Toby has developed into a skilful young full back, and has a big future ahead of him within the hockey world. He has the slider of a young Rich Mantell and has the ability to pick and choose when to use it.
Club Person of the Year -Terry Kynaston
The Wall - Kynaston joined the club this year and has become an institution already. No-one has shown more commitment to the team than he has: he's always first to training even when injured, each victory invigorates him and defeat seems to mortally wound him, so committed is he to the cause. Beyond the team though, Terry has been the first to put his hand up to help the club week in, week out. He will always volunteer to umpire; to play for another team when needed, home or away; and most of all Terry loves hockey.
Player of the Year Award -Men : Alex Godet,
Alex joined the club 3 years ago, a fresh young face from Millfield School. After only planning on staying for year, the draw of The Royal County and more specifically Reading Hockey Club kept him the area. Like a fine wine Alex looks have only got better with age, known simply at Jnr Pro, Alex has led by example playing home and away for all sides within the club. Being a stalwart in the men’s 2a’s playing and social side.
Team of the year award - Refills
Updated 17:05 - 20 Apr 2017 by Liz Spencer
Mens Refills, led by Chris Armitage were set with the challenge of getting a team that just avoided relegation last year to being promoted back into Div. 2. Not only did the Refills gain promotion but they won the league. Most weeks the average age of the squad was only bought up to the early 20 by Chris playing himself, but the majority of the time, like the last game of the season to clinch the title they fielded 8 under 18 players.