RUGBY: Troy motors to BMW accolade

SPECIAL ACCOLADE: BMW junior player of the season Troy Brocklebank, centre, with Des Quick, left, and Dave Stone

SPECIAL ACCOLADE: BMW junior player of the season Troy Brocklebank, centre, with Des Quick, left, and Dave Stone

First published in Sport

TROY Brocklebank has been named Weymouth and Portland RFC’s BMW junior player of the season for 2013-14.

The award celebrates the club’s most promising player from under-13 to 17 level and is selected by Weymouth and Portland coaches.

Brocklebank, from the club’s under-15s, was this year’s winner and the runner-up was Jessica Berry, a member of the girls’ under-15 team.

Club president Des Quick and coach Dave Stone presented Brocklebank with a certificate signed by England head coach Stuart Lancaster and a ball.

The youngster’s nomination for the award said: “This has been a very exciting and successful year for Troy, selected to represent D&W at county level and also to play for the Bath Academy.

“Troy is an outstanding player and his future in rugby looks assured.

“Although there is very little that the under-15s coaches can really offer in terms of individual coaching, Troy is committed to the club and has continued to attend and participate fully in all of the training sessions and play in the majority of the fixtures.

“Troy obviously likes to demonstrate some of the flair he has for the game and he has scored some excellent individual tries, however, he has always made sure that everyone in the team has an opportunity to shine, and through this inclusive approach, the general standard of the team play and the team spirit has improved dramatically in the last two seasons.

“It has been a real pleasure to help Troy develop as a rugby player and he has already had a significant impact on the future rugby playing careers of a large number of the Weymouth players, and on the future of the club as a whole.”

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