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This trophy usually goes to the player who, in the opinion of our present President, Terry Drew, has been the most outstanding contributor on the field during the season. It was first presented by Dicky Evans to Richard Carroll in 2003, whilst in 2019 Terry awarded the trophy to Brett Beukeboom.
Previous winners are: 2003 Richard Carroll, 2004 Alan Paver, 2005 Iva Motusaga, 2006 Joe Bearman, 2007 Viliami Ma’asi, 2008 Steve Winn, 2009 Chris Morgan, 2010 Sam Betty, 2011 Laurie McGlone, 2012 Gavin Cattle, 2013 Paul Andrew, 2014 Rob Elloway, 2015 Chris Morgan, 2016 Laurie McGlone, 2017 Marlen Walker, 2018 Nicolas De Battista, 2019 Brett Beukeboom.
As for 2020, Terry’s choice is a little different, the award going to a former player who in recent years has been the Chairman of Penzance & Newlyn RFC. Hugely respected for the burden he voluntarily undertakes to help all in the parent club, plus the Pirates Amateurs, the winner is – Scott Dugdale.
Terry has commented:
As ever, there were several good candidates who have played in a high percentage of games, and the choice is never easy, which I guess is a good thing.
For this past season, however, my choice is a little different, the award going to former player Scott who in recent years has been the Chairman of Penzance & Newlyn RFC. He is hugely respected for what must at times feel like a burden that he voluntarily undertakes to help all in the parent club, plus the Pirates Amateurs.
Note: The next 2019/20 award to be announced will be at 12 noon tomorrow.
the RFU have commendably created a digital ‘Wall of Remembrance’
The rugby successes achieved by Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie have raised aspiration levels for young rugby players in Cornwall
A stepdaughter of former Pirates player John Taskes recently made a long weekend visit to West Cornwall