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Awards Night 2008

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The Cornish Sharks American Football Team honoured its star players who helped give the Sharks their second successful season when they won 7 of their 10 regular games and went through to the second round of the play-offs losing only to the eventual division champions.

It was a fun night for all the team, sponsors, club members and their families who gathered to celebrate the teams success and also to honour their team members in a variety of categories including Best Player, Best Rookie, Coaches Player, Player’s Player, the Hammer Award (for the hardest hitter), Clubman’s Award, Special Recognition Award and a Journeyman’s Award for the player who travelled the furthest to training and matches.

A hearty buffet was provided by Treusi Limited, one of the team’s sponsors, and a disco and karaoke was laid on by Paul Rees ensuring the party went with a swing until late.  Ginsters, another of the team’s sponsors, provided a superb celebration cake and highlight of the evening was presentation of the awards.

Head Coach Brian Smallworth summed up the evening “It was great to see so many of the team, sponsors and supporters here with their families to celebrate our fantastic season and honour many of our players.  For such a young team in only their second year to make the playoffs for the second year running is a momentous achievement and it is right to award those players who made a significant contribution to that success.  The Player’s Award is a special one as the players themselves vote for the winner and this year, for the second year running, it went to Reggie Jackson who had a fabulous season scoring no less than 16 touchdowns.  Reggie is a real inspiration to the players.  The Coaches Player Cup is my award for players who I see as having a lot of potential, and this year it was shared between five players, which just shows the talent I believe we have on our team.  Three players also entered the Cornish Sharks Hall of Fame – Chris Pattee, Durben Matthews & Ricky Tanner as well Coach Bob Shaw who was part of the coaching staff in our first year.  The Awards evening is a great time to thank all our supporters and especially our sponsors, without whom the club wouldn’t have enjoyed such success.”

Award Winners

Players of the Year

Sponsored by HELSTON DIESEL LIMITED

Offense   - Reggie Jackson                    

Defense   - Levi Gustafson

 

Rookies of the Year

Presented by Dave Dixon

Offense – Ross Hebden

Defense – Matt Cross

 

Coaches Player

Sponsored by IMPACT SPORTS COACHING LIMITED

Lee Ambridge

Joshua Bullen

Jonathon Hall

Adam Kevern                                                               

Anthony White                                           

 

Hammer Award

Sponsored by HELSTON DIESEL LIMITED

Andy Dixon

 

Players Player

Sponsored by IMPACT SPORTS COACHING LIMITED

Reggie Jackson

 

Clubman Award

Sponsored by TREUSI LIMITED

Darryn Brookes                                         

 

Journeyman Award

Sponsored by HELSTON DIESEL

Albert Case

 

Special Recognition

Presented by Dave Dixon

Eliot Hoyte

 

Hall of Fame

Durben Matthews

Chris Pattee

Ricky Tanner

Coach Bob Shaw