Goughie tops flying end to Whites’ season

 

Special guest Speaker Ian Gough rounded off the Swansea RFC season in fine style on Friday evening in the St Helen’s Lounge at Swansea RFC.

With stories of his club and international rugby career and his ongoing love of flying single engine aircraft, he topped an evening that celebrated a superb effort in 2018-19 by the men’s team and a cup winning performance from the Women’s team.

  

Departing players and retiring members were  honoured, with a special mention to departing head Coach Richard Lancaster, retiring longtime All White Paul John and to two stalwarts of the Patron Supporters’ Committee, Chairman Gerry Lindenburn and Treasurer Pete Hickery, who both stand down from those roles after many years’ service. All four of these Swansea RFC men received special Club Merit awards. Gerry and Pete also were presented with Swansea RFC Life Membership certificates in recognition of many years’ working tirelessly for the club. 

In the men’s and women’s squads, the 2018-19 awards went to the following:

Men’s awards

Bernard Cajot Memorial Award for Young Player of the Year – Callum Bowden

Players’ Player of the Year – Morgan Morris

Patron Supporters’ Player of the Year – James Ratti

Club Merit Award for service – Paul John

Women’s awards

Elli Norkett Memorial Award for Young Player of the Year – Jodie Evans (accepted by captain – Siwan Lillicrap)

Players’ Player of the Year – Ffion Bowen

Coaches’ Player of the Year – Robyn Lock

Club Merit Award for service – Richard Lancaster

Patron Supporters’ Special award – Gerald Lindenburn & Pete Hickery

Club Merit Award for service (Life Membership Awards)  – Gerald Lindenburn & Pete Hickery

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3