2015 Award winners revealed

27 Sep

The Ouse Valley Eagles 2015 Player of the Year Awards took place on Friday at Windmill Hill Golf Club in Bletchley, where Justin LaRoda was the big winner.

LaRoda was named Player’s Player of the Year, Team MVP and Offensive MVP

Linebacker Gareth “Tish” Pullen took home the Defensive MVP Award, last season’s Rookie of the Year John Rudgard was named Lineman of the Year, and Offensive Lineman Danny Cousins won the Rookie of the Year Award.

Commenting on the afterwards, Chairman Neale McMaster praised the impact LaRoda had on the team in 2015:

“Justin came to the team late, but pushed his way into the starting line-up through some great plays at practice.

He took that form forward into games and was a revelation this season, not just his passing and running abilities, but his leadership.

“This year wasn’t a one off either. I’m sure if that form continues, this won’t be the last year we mention Justins’ name at an awards ceremony.”

Ouse Valley Eagles 2015 Award winners:

Players’ Player of the Year – Justin LaRoda
Most Valuable Player – Justin LaRoda
Defensive MVP – Gareth Pullen
Offensive MVP – Justin LaRoda
Lineman of the Year – John Rudgard
Rookie of the Year – Danny Cousins
Most Improved Player – Martin Day

The curtain may have only just come down on the 2015 season but plans for 2016 are already well under way.

American Football has never been more popular in the UK and is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. If you’ve always fancied having a go why not register to try it out at one of our Come and Try sessions taking place throughout October?

Open to those wanting to play for the Youth Team (aged 14+) or the Senior Team (18+), the first two sessions take place in St Neots on Sunday 4th and Sunday 11th October respectively.

We then move to Luton on Sunday 18th October at Lealands High School, before finishing in Milton Keynes a week later at Stantonbury Campus.

Each session takes place between 11am and 1pm. All you need to bring with you is football/rugby boots, some water, appropriate clothing to be out running in the weather and a valid form of photo ID.

To register your interest, please visit the relevant Event Page on Facebook or feel free to turn up on the day of the session:

Session 1 – St Neots
Session 2 – St Neots
Session 3 – Luton
Session 4 – Milton Keynes