Chess Valley Rugby Club’s youth and minis award evening took place at the Croxley Green Guild of Sport last week.

Saracens starlet and England Under-20 international Matt Hankin attended the event to present the awards alongside club president Mike Atkins and chairman Phil Coulter.

Ross Ludlow won the Under-16 Chess Valley award following an outstanding season, whilst Josh Edwards scooped the Seconds’ honour.

Matthew Leveridge was named the Under-14 player of the year with Ryan Cheater the Under-13’s winner.

Charlie Vaughn earned the Under-12 prize and Max D’Costa was the Under-11’s stand-out player.

For the Under-10s, Jamie Hunt claimed the prize with Max Duce (Under-9s), Joshua Smith (Under-8s) and Antony Poole (Under-7s) also winners on the night.

Youth and minis chairman Jonathon Stephen commented: “Chess Valley Rugby Club is a great communal organisation to be involved with, rugby has transforming characteristics – enabling children of all shapes and sizes to find a role on the pitch, developing physical and personal confidence within a positive ethical environment.

“Our success at Chess Valley is measured by how enjoyable the experience is for the children and also how being involved in the club is enjoyable for the families.”