He was consistently one of their best performers and on Saturday night half-back Billy Uquhart was named the Tamworth Magpies’ best and fairest.
After another strong season breakaway Jack Barker picked up the best forward award while fellow backrower Nat Ellerton was adjudged the most improved and backrower/winger Ethan Dickie won the coaches award in his first season of first grade.
As well as honouring the standout performers across the four grades, Saturday’s presentation night recognised those that had contributed off the field as well as on it.
Michael Pearce won the Adrian Klasen award for the front rower of the year, while Kieran McHugh received the Black and White Tudor Rugby Union Cup for the Best Clubman, Angus Lang won the McIntosh Family award for Junior Clubman. U19’s hooker Lachlan Urquhart picked up the Bernard Bentley Trophy, Simon Groth the Old Buffers Trophy and Kevin Dickie and Bernie Klasen the Good Companions Hotel Trophy.
First grade: Most improved - Nat Ellerton, Coaches Award - Ethan Dickie, Best Forward - Jack Barker, Best and Fairest - Billy Urquhart
Second grade: Most improved - Lachlan Ennis, Coaches Award - Timmy McLean, Best Forward - Sam Rains, Best and Fairest - Blake Clout
U19s: Coaches Award – Oscar Duval, Best and Fairest – Cameron Witherdon, Most Improved – Billy McNaughton, Best Back – David Hines.
U17s: Most improved - Jack Alcock, Coaches Award - Lachlan O'Keefe, Best Back - Sam Buster, Best and Fairest - Riley Catts.
Club awards: Good Companions Hotel Trophy - Kevin Dickie and Bernie Klasen; Old Buffers Trophy - Simon Groth; Bernard Bentley Trophy - Lachlan Urquhart; McIntosh Family Junior Clubman - Angus Lang; Best Clubman Award, Black and White Tudor Rugby Union Cup - Kieran McHugh; Adrian Klassen front Rower on the year - Michael Pearce