Bob Cranna and Wilf Lambert with their life membership certificates.

RUGBY UNION: West Norfolk RUFC’s annual presentation day featured awards for every age group.

Players from the club’s minis, youth, girl’s, women’s and men’s teams were honoured. 

Club president Bob Cranna said it had been a particularly outstanding season, both on and off the field, culminated in the club being chosen for the Eastern Counties Rugby Union’s President’s Award as Club of the Season.

Cranna and club member Wilf Lambert were made honorary life members of Norfolk RFU, receiving the honour from county president John Mackay.

Mackay said: “Both have, in their own and different ways, contributed enormously to Norfolk rugby for many years.”

West Norfolk director of rugby Darren Clarke said: “It was great to finally celebrate an outstanding season. Congratulations to all the players and award winners.”

Award winners were – Colin Grange Award (Supporters player of the year): Sam Mount

Men’s Most Improved Player 

Award: Daniel Nunn

The Paul Bradley Award (Most impressive young senior men’s player): James Dobbler

The Finlay Barnham Award (Most promising young player transitioning from colts to men’s): Lewis Rudd

Development Team Award: Connor Clarke

Men’s first-team players’ player: Henry Rust

Development team players player: Jacob Clunan

Ladies players’ player: Tiffany Turner

Ladies coaches player: Rosie Lingham

Ladies most improved player: Kelly Saunders

The Mike Hensman Award (Volunteer that has contributed greatly to the club over the year): Damien Fish

England Rugby have confirmed the action plan to start a safe and phased return to grass-roots rugby has been approved. 

The return to rugby roadmap has been updated to Stage C, meaning players can train in larger groups (up to 20) and touch rugby can be played within the players’ own club. 

West men’s sides train on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm, with the women training on Wednesdays from 7pm.