TYNEDALE Rugby Club’s U18 team were recognised for their memorable cup run last season, which saw them reach the final of the National Colts Cup. 

Despite losing to Maidenhead 45-21, Tynedale Colts’ journey to the final, at Premiership side Worcester Warriors’ Sixfields Stadium, proved they could compete at the top level. 

The cup run included a hard fought semi-finals victory over Sheffield Colts. 

They were awarded youth team of the year at Sunday’s Tynedale Sports Awards, and also received the Ian Turner Trophy, as champions of all junior category winners. 

Adult team of the year went to Humshaugh Cricket Club’s first XI, which won the West Tyne League division one title, and the league’s knock-out cup. Humshaugh also picked up league and cup honours in the Northumberland and Tyneside League, winning both the C Division, and Appleby Cup. 

Club of the year went to Stamfordham Sports Club, which unveiled a new multi-use sports pavilion. 

The facility, named after club stalwart Bill Telfer, was used by Stamfordham Cricket Club’s first team, which went on to win the West Tyne League division two title. 

The senior girls’ cross country team at Haydon Bridge High School scooped the high school team of the year prize.

They enjoyed success at the Tyne and Wear Schoolgirls’ cross country championships, taking the team prize for only the second time in their history. 

It was a stand-out year for Ponteland Academy’s Year 5 and 6 girls’ football team, which beat off challenges from teams across the country to win the English Schools’ FA Danone Nations Cup.

Their success in the competition, which saw them play at Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena, saw them qualify for next year’s 2019 Danone World Cup, which will take place in Barcelona. 

The Ponteland girls won the middle school team of the year category at Sunday’s awards. 
Their coach, teacher Lewis Crane, was nominated in the coach of the year category. 

However, the coach of the year title went to Maggie Coombe and Jo Holmes. Their combined efforts revived the junior section at Tynedale Hockey Club.

It now has more than 100 members, and attracts between 60 and 70 youngsters every Sunday, who are given the opportunity to excel as players, coaches, and umpires. 

The pair’s knowledge, understanding, enthusiasm, support and versatile skills were applauded. 
There was no shortage of competition on the young volunteer of the year category, which was won by the versatile Daniel Craigie. 

The youngster was rewarded for his role in managing and coaching Corbridge Cricket Club’s junior sides, and also for coaching and umpiring at both hockey and cricket.