The Tigers gathered together to honor the accomplishments and work of the leaders and those who had excelled in play over the past year. We also honored those who had completed their first year of Tiger Rugby. The dinner, held at Ecco on Overton Park Avenue, was attended by 31 players, coaches and supporters. Ecco provided a fabulous menu for us and we were able to have our dinner on the upgraded patio.
Recognition of the officers:
- Chris Lemons as president 2014
- Thomas Strickland as president 2015
- Bert Milam as Treasurer in 2014 and secretary 2015
- Cameron Walton as Treasurer 2015
Tiger Badge Awards were presented to the first year players who finished a full year of rugby and who fulfilled their committments to the team. The awards went to Conner Reece, Bennett Brown, Sam Toliver, Dra Gaines, William Gibson, and Aaron Miles. These players were provided with a patch, a club tie and a certificate.
Performance awards were presented to the following players:
- Tiger Scratch – Matt Hill
- Best Forward – Chris Lemons
- Best Back – Cameron Walton
- MVP – Thomas Strickland
Thomas will be provided the Tiger All-Black award, an award that was donated by Josh Campbell’s parents. This black onyx rugby ball is inscribed “Tiger All-Black” and is held by the current MVP.
Chris Lemons was provided a certificate for his leadership as team captain over the 2014 and 2015 seasons and was provided a special captain’s jersey.
Finally, John Elmore was honored as our graduate. John started playing fullback and worked his way to fly half where he distinguished himself as an excellent ball handler and play maker. We will miss John.
All in all the Tigers had a good year. We trained a lot of good rugby players and had a great time. Time now to train through the summer and look forward to a better fall season.