CLUB NEWS: Hawks stage presentation evening on Zoom

HETHERSETT HAWKS / YELLOW BRICK MORTGAGES staged their 2020 Presentation Evening, not in the usual party atmosphere of the Social Club but on Zoom. Eighteen families tuned in and, as well as awards, everyone heard about exciting developments – new track side facilities for which planning permission is currently in, and various fund-raising initiatives to support that and other developments.

As well as acknowledging Club Champions and three Norfolk Champions, awards were made for the time trial element of the successful 29 training events held last summer – these went to Luca El Labany (Under-8), Louis Marling (Under-10) Aiesha Musa (Under-16 Girls) Mason Martin (Under-16 Boys) and Paul Deklaiche (Over-16s). Matthew Sidell received a special award for attending 27 of the training sessions.

The Chairman announced his Club member of the Year award which went to Nigel Longlands for his work in training, commitment to coaching courses and track maintenance work.

In turn, Nigel announced his Coach’s Award which went to Thalia Silver for he commitment and determination. The Committee had voted online earlier for two awards, these going to Aiesha Musa (Best Newcomer) and Max Pugh (Most Improved Junior). The most prestigious awards are those voted for by the members online and these were deservedly won by Aiesha Musa (Young Sportsperson of the Year) and Nigel Longlands (Sportsperson of the Year).

With such enthusiasm it was clear that we will be busy again in 2021 once restrictions are lifted. The Club is holding its AGM on Zoom on Sunday February 28th at 3 p.m.