Club is flying high after award wins

Cramlington Rockets four award winners.
Cramlington Rockets four award winners.

A rugby league club is celebrating a quartet of awards.

More than 220 people from across the north east attended the North East Rugby League Awards at Kingstom Park Stadium.

And Cramlington Rockets were hoping for a successful evening with 21 nominations in the 13 categories.

Lewis Davey was named Junior Match Official of the Year.

Steven Beaty picked up the Spirit of the Community award in recognition for his work developing Rockets Community in recent years.

Mark Roberts lifted the U14 Championship Player of the Year while colleague Harry Cable was jointly named U16 Championship Player of the Year alongside Tyler Walton from Wallsend Eagles.

The evening featured many inspiring stories and speeches from across those who are crucial for the north east game.

In his introduction to the evening, the RFL’s James Shuttleworth spoke at length at the quality and scope that now exists in the region and how exciting the future looks.

Rockets chairman Jeff Ball said: “We are so pleased for all our winners.

“We always say the club is all about our members, the Rockets Family and it is great to see so many of them receive recognition through being nominated or talking home a trophy.

“For the other clubs too, the work being done across the region is superb and it proves just how many good clubs and people in the north east. These awards are a fitting way to recognise them all and it bodes very well for the future of the game up here.”