The season over and the Million Pound game now out of reach, London Broncos held the end of season awards at Trailfinders Sports Club, on Monday 25th of September.
With Chairman David Hughes, Head Coach Andrew Henderson and CEO Jason Loubser in attendance the players and their guests took to the Olympic Pavilion for their meal to await the results.
The awards on offer were Chairman’s Player of the Year, Head Coach’s Young Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the year. There was also a special Man of Steel award presented by Head of Performance, Mike Eccles.
First up was Players’ Player. The boys had been voting throughout the season, with points being allocated after every game. In third place was William Barthau, in second place was Andy Ackers, and the winner of the award, presented on behalf of the squad by Club Captain, Daniel Harrison, was 22 year old fullback and Scotland international, Alex Walker.
Up next, was a special award to two players who had not missed a solitary game throughout the 2017 season. The Man of Steel award went to Welsh winger, Rhys Williams, and also to Jay Pitts in his first season at London Broncos.
The Head Coach’s Young Player of the year followed, and Andrew Henderson admitted there had been a lot of young talent coming through the first team this season. Mentions were given to the work of Lewis Bienek and Matt Davis but ultimately the award went again to the fullback, and London Academy product, Alex Walker.
So, it was onto the final award of the night, and it was down to Chairman, David Hughes, to deliver his choice for the Player of the Year Award. The Chairman had no hesitation in announcing his winner, which went, this year to Jarrod Sammut. The chairman went onto say what a tremendous season Jarrod had had, and that he had been an integral part of the squad throughout the year.