Pumas awards night had the peterlee pavilions bar packed this year. All ages ranging from under 8s to open age gathered to receive awards and celebrate another successful year as a club. See below for individual age group review of their season and who picked up the rewards.
Open Age Review
Pumas first team opened the season with a defeat to Jarrow despite turning out a weakened team we really competed and showed promising signs. After that we gathered momentum and picked up 4 wins and 1 draw in the following 5 games. We then suffered a defeat against league winners Wallsend by only 2 points. Following that we then won our final 2 league games and made the playoffs where we won our first 2 games but then unfortunately due to having a severely weakened team and no coaching staff lost to Jarrow and couldn't make the grand final. However we picked up a 3rd place finish in the league and showed the north east rugby league community that we are most certainly back on track to being the top team in the north east! With some hard work in training and more strength in depth next season we will definitely be pushing for the top spot.
Player of the season- Brad Green
Most improved- Ian Middleton
Dick of the season- Jamie Frazer
Man of steel- Carl Brown
Club man of the year- Jack Adamson
Under 16's Review
The u16's started their season slowly and suffered some bad defeats, however they grew as the season progressed and ended up making the Shield Grand Final. Had they had more players down training to join the 10 or so players that were their every week they would have had a very good season. Thank you to all the lads that turned up week in week out and we hope to see you playing within the open age set up next year!
Player of the season- Joel Lee
Most Improved- Simone Ragona
Coaches Player- Callum Peacock
Man of Steel- Shane Ivey
Junior Club Man of the Year- Zac Ivey
Under 10's Review
Young Pumas Keep on Fighting The Pumas U10’s started the season in good spirits in what proved to be a season of transition, as the squad struggled for player numbers during 2016. Throughout the season the U10’s showed a fighting spirit and gave their best in every match. Results and decisions didn’t always go their way in matches, however, the team stuck together and achieved some very positive results towards the end of the season. The highlight of the season was a trip to Huddersfield Giants were the Pumas entertained the crowds and had the honour of being mascots for Leeds Rhinos. During the season the squad made new friends along the way and played new opposition in clubs such as Chester Gladiators. With new players joining the squad for 2017 the U10’s will go from strength to strength. At the Pumas recent End of Season Presentation Evening awards were given to the following players:
U10’s Most Improved Player – Adam Hayes
U10’s Best Newcomer – Caleb Thirkell U10’s
Coaches Player of The Year – Riley Fullard U10’s
Junior Player of the Year – Riley Evans
Under 8's Review
Little Pumas come out fighting from Whitley Bay to Catterick the Pumas youngest players experienced plenty of bumps along the way during 2016. The team playing together for the first time, came out fighting from the off in their first festival away at Whitley Bay. The U8’s then rounded off a successful campaign at home to both Catterick Crusaders and Cramlington Rockets. Throughout the season the ‘littlies’ played above and beyond all expectations, and played every match in the spirit of the game. At the Pumas recent End of Season Presentation Evening awards were given to the following players:
U8’s Most Improved Player – Ewan Taylor
U8’s Best Newcomer – Ryan Thirkell
U8’s Coaches Player of the Year – Connor Hodgson U8’s
Junior Player of the Year – Kian Thirkell
As people may or may not be aware the founder of Peterlee Pumas Rob Laverick has decided to take a back seat roll. We'd like to thank Rob for all the effort, hard work and money he has put into making Pumas what they are today. Thank you to everyone who contributed on rewards night towards a collection for Rob to say thank you for the club.!
We would like to mention a special thankyou too the following people for their hard work all season. Without them this club would not run as smoothly as it does, so thank you to all the coaches, Helen Taylor, Helen Ivey, Charles Ivey. We would also like to thank anyone who played for the club this season and making it a good season overall. We would like to also make a special thank you too the people who donated raffle prizes!