Double for Pilks at NCL Awards

Double for Pilks at NCL Awards

By Steven Hughes
3 November
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Jamie Smith and John Rees claim Player and Coach of the Year


Pilks' record breaking season has reaped rewards from the National Conference League at their awards night on Saturday.
Firstly, the team received their medals after a historic season for the club, it was the first time they had ever been promoted as champions.
To make the night better, Jamie Smith won Player of the Year in his last season in the red, amber and black. He beat off competition from Anthony Chilton of York Acorn and a posthumous nomination for Archie Bruce, the former Dewsbury Moor player who had sadly passed away just hours after making his debut for Championship side Batley Bulldogs.
Head Coach John Rees also received the accolade of Coach of the Year following Pilks' great season. Together with joint Head Coach Liam Bostock, the pair delivered their goal when they first took the job ahead of the 2018 season, to get Pilks back in the Premier Division.
The hard work will now begin as Pilks make their return to the NCL's top table in 2020.
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