So, the 2015/16 season was finally put to bed last night at the Esh Group Eagles Newcastle Supporters End of Season Party where the fans come together with the players and give out their awards for the season.
First up to receive The Dave Hunter Volunteer Of The Year Award was Linda “Surprisingly Sew” Williamson who has been with The Eagles in one voluntary form or another during their incredible 20 year journey and was a well received and deserved award.
Next up was Most Improved Player Of The Year and proving your never too old to learn this went to “Kanga” Drew Lasker. Drew was pleased that his contribution to the team’s cause had been recognised by the fans and they appreciated his energy from the bench and what he tries to bring to the team.
Scott Martin took The Team Player Of The Year Award and was a fitting recipient being that his often unselfish and underrated work can seem to go unnoticed but there’s no doubting he’s the glue that sticks the team together. Scott was pleased with his award saying he feels that basketball is a team game and all players should embrace their team-mates and do what they can to make the team better.
And then, not surprisingly, Rahmon Fletcher took The MVP Of The Year Award. Fletch who was also named BBL MVP Of The Year and Eagles’ Players’ Player Of The Year made it a hat-trick with this well deserved award.
He acknowledged the fact that coaches, players and now fans had recognised what he brings to the court and the way he tries to bring it but admitted that he would have swapped all three of his individual trophies for the “other” three team trophies.
That’s it then, 2015/16 is done and dusted. Now the rumours, speculation and work starts to bring together another roster worthy of wearing The Eagles shirt and keeping them at the top of British Basketball.