Owen & Scanlon Take Virtual Awards

Will Owen has been rewarded for some fine performances during the 2019/20 shortened Rugby Championship campaign as he was chosen by his peers as the Nottingham Rugby Players Player of the Season via a Virtual Awards Ceremony last Friday night.

Flanker Owen played 17 teams for the green and whites and was chosen ahead of Jack Spittle and Oisin Heffernan who both also had great seasons for the club.

Another player having a magnificent season was full back Sean Scanlon and he not only picked up Try of the Season for his effort against Ealing Trailfinders at the Bay but was also picked as Supporters Player of the Season getting the fans vote ahead of of runners-up Jack Spittle (again) and Llewelyn Jones.

Irishman Scanlon who played 18 times for Nottingham over the season stated “It’s a bit unexpected to be fair, but I’ll take it,” He continued: “It’s a silver lining on the season and the way it finished so thanks to all of the supporters. It’s been a good season I suppose, on the pitch. We finished 6th which was our aim at the start of the season.”

It was also a good night for youngster Seb Cecil who won the Young Player of the Season Award ahead of Alex Dolly and Ollie Chessum.

You can relive the event which was screened LIVE on YouTube below.

With Nottingham RFU going part time next season will offer the chance for University Students or potential new players to combine work & study with playing in the second tier of the English Rugby Union. Players interested should contact careers@nottinghamrugby.co.uk and the club are also looking for employment opportunities to help their players continue wearing the Green & White whilst being able to pay their own bills. Those that can potentially offer employment opportunities to Nottingham RFU playing staff can email steve.smith@nottinghamrugby.co.uk with details.

The club are also looking to offer the Lady Bay site for hire with conference and banqueting facilities available central to Nottingham with Sports Events, Dinners, Exhibitions, team building and corporate days all available for hire at the club. Again you can email steve.smith@nottinghamrugby.co.uk or call 0115 907 0070 / 07809 705 418 for details.

*Main image @wowen46 the Nottingham RFU players player of the season 2019/20 in action.

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