TOM White was named Northwich Rugby Club’s player of the year at the end-of-season awards night held at Hartford Golf Club.

The powerful second row/back row player was recruited from Northern Rugby Club during the close season to provide more physique to the Blacks pack and helped his club maintain their National Level 5 status.

Former Northwich director of rugby Martin Poste gave White his debut as a 17-year-old whilst at Sheffield Rugby Club and he repaid the faith in him by producing numerous man-of-the-match performances throughout the season.

Springbok prop Rory Leidekkers was voted the players' player of the year and Kiwi scrum half Liam Batt received the most improved player award.

Johnny Pym was awarded the second XV player-of-the-year award for his consistent performances in helping the Northwich Development Squad win the league and Papa John Trophy double, with centre Jack Owens awarded the players' player of the year and lock Danny Young the most improved player award.

Prop George Goodfellow was awarded player of the year for the third XV after helping his team win their Papa John Trophy, with Toby Moss receiving the players' player of the year award and Tom Gresinger the most improved player award.

Former first XV scrum half Mike Naylor was rewarded for his long-term loyalty to the club, his commitment and season’s responsibilities for maintaining the changing rooms, kits and pitch and match preparations by being awarded the club’s sportsman of the year trophy.

The Jon Finch Memorial Trophy was awarded to Jack Owens and the contribution to the club award went to Edward Fielder.

The awards evening was sponsored by Oakwood Homes.