Slightly over 100 people gathered at Morpeth Rugby Club on Thursday 26th May, to honour sporting achievements during 2015-16, at the annual Morpeth Sports Awards, organised by Morpeth Sports Council.
Secretary and organiser Derek Thompson got proceedings underway
by introducing the recently installed Mayor of Morpeth, Coun Andrew Tebbutt, who was to make all the presentations throughout the evening,
including several to members of Morpeth Harriers and Athletic Club.
First awards of the evening were Trophies and Medals,
of which the latter were permanent mementos of their respective achievements.
Morpeth Harriers awards in the order that they were presented were as follows
JUNIOR FEMALE AWARD (UNDER 18) – HILDER CUP & MEDAL
TEAM AWARD (UNDER 13 – DALTON HUTCHINSON TROPHY & MEDAL
Morpeth Harriers Under 13 Girls Road & Cross Country Squad
(Holly Peck, Lily Heaton, Rhiannon Hedley, and Lauren Cummings)
SERVICES TO SPORT – ULGHAM PARISH COUNCIL SALVER & MEDAL
George Patterson (Morpeth Harriers Press Officer)
Following on from the Trophy and Medal awards,
the following club members received well earned
Certificates of Achievements for their respective efforts.
Morpeth Harriers Senior Women’s Road and Cross Country Squad,
Morpeth Harriers Senior Men’s Road and Cross Country Squad,
Morpeth Harriers Young Athletes Track and Field Squad,
Morpeth Harriers Under 15 Boys Road and Cross Country Squad,
The night was very much highlighted by the added presence of representatives
of Morpeth Town Football Club following their recent Wembley Stadium success
in winning the FA Vase, and they very kindly brought along their most prized Trophy
to be viewed by all those present.
Many thanks go to Coun Andrew Tebbutt, the Mayor of Morpeth for honouring everyone with his presence,
and telling tales of his personal sporting prowess, mainly within the sport of Cricket.
Finally much thanks and appreciation to Derek Thompson and his
Sports Council Committee for the organisation of a truly splendid evening.
In honour of his devoted service to the Sports Council,
Derek received a carriage clock from Coun Tebbutt to mark his recent retirement,
and as thanks for his continued service to the organisation.