Morpeth youngster has the Eyre of success after winning award

Sam Eyres, centre, Morpeth RFC Under-14's player of the year with fellow award-winners Nathan Howey, left, and Sam Fieldson.
Sam Eyres, centre, Morpeth RFC Under-14's player of the year with fellow award-winners Nathan Howey, left, and Sam Fieldson.
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A talented young Morpeth rugby player has crowned an outstanding season by scooping a top award at the Morpeth RFC junior section end-of-season presentations.

Thirteen-year-old Sam Eyres won the coveted Player of the Year award for his success playing at fly-half for the under-14s team, which recently crowned a stunning season and first overseas tour by winning the Northumberland RFC Plate final.

His achievement came after coaches gave him top marks for his high standard of play throughout the season, all round commitment to the team and training, and general positive attitude.

He was joined on the winners’ podium by Nathan Howey and Sam Fieldson, who picked up the Most Improved and Best Attitude awards respectively.

Presenting the awards at the Morpeth RFC annual barbecue last Sunday, under-14s assistant coach Chris Allen said: “Well done to all the players on a successful season and to Sam in particular.

“No one deserves this more than Sam, who has had a fantastic season, leading from the front and playing some great rugby over the last year.

“Congratulations also to Nathan and ‘big’ Sam Fieldson on their achievements.

“Both have had a terrific season and shown their commitment to the squad with a great attitude while improving hugely as players with each match.”