The Peacocks’ first season in the Vanarama National League South was rounded off last Friday evening with a successful Awards Dinner held at Taunton Rugby Club.

An impressive three course meal was followed by a Q&A session with Chairman Kevin Sturmey and Head of Football Rob Dray and then on to the main event in which goalkeeper Jack Bycroft excelled, winning both the Supporters and Players’ Player of the Year awards. Zac Smith scooped the Champagne Performer accolade for being awarded the most Man of the Match and Player of the Month awards during the campaign while Jay Foulston won the Goal of the Season for his missile strike at Tonbridge Angels. The Chairman’s award was shared with Head Groundsman Rob Hake and Kit Manager Karl Lindsay both named while Club Photographer Debbie Gould was awarded the Clubman of the Year Trophy.

The full list of awards announced on the night was as follows:

April Player of the Month: Cameron Evans

100 Appearances: Nick Grimes, Zac Smith

300 Appearances: Ollie Chamberlain

Hat Trick Awards: Dave Sims-Burgess, Ross Stearn

Top Goalscorer: Dave Sims-Burgess

Champagne Performer: Zac Smith

Goal of the Season: Jay Foulston (away v Tonbridge Angels)

Players’ Player of the Year: Jack Bycroft

Supporters’ Player of the Year: Jack Bycroft

Ernie Price Memorial Cup: Anthony Cornish

Supporter of the Year: Callum Bailey

                Runners-Up: Greg Galpin, Mark Timbury

Chairman’s Award: Rob Hake, Karl Lindsay

Clubman of the Year: Debbie Gould

Press Writers’ Player of the Year: Nick Grimes

 Chairman Kevin Sturmey commented:” It was a fantastic night, and I would like to thank everyone who helped organise it and during the evening itself. I would also like to thank Taunton Rugby Club for being excellent hosts.  It is impossible to name every person who helps at the club as someone will always get missed but all these people are part of the various teams we have here. The Directors, Associates, Advisors and Consultants, the Media Team, the Grounds Team, the Stewards Team, the Shop Team, the Bar Team, the Turnstile team, the Caterers, all of our Sponsors and Partners, the Non Match Day Volunteers, the Community Trust members, Raffle Ticket sellers, the Players and Management and finally our wonderful fans who have seen an incredible rise in success and are very much part of it and really have become our 12th man. Thank you to each and every one of you. You are nothing without each other! #UpThePeacocks.”

Photos of the evening from Club Photographer Debbie Gould can be viewed HERE