Norwich Devils American Football Club

1989 BNGL National Champions - 2002 BAFL Division 2 Champions - 2007 BAFL Division 2 Champions

Devils Awards 2017

Recently the Devils family gathered together to recognise their achievements in 2017 and give thanks to those who helped make it such a successful year for the club. An unbeaten season on the field, continued growth and prosperity off it and the completion of the League Application process meant there was much to celebrate.

Arriving at the Oaklands Hotel in Norwich, the suited players and coaches and their partners looking magnificent in their amazing gowns were immediately given the red carpet treatment. A large Photo backdrop and a photographer to capture them looking their finest, as well as pre dinner drinks and a large TV showing previously unseen shots of the year got the party started.

Team Captain Alan Baxter-Smith hosted the awards following a delicious 3 course dinner and after a gentle ribbing of the coaching staff, some speeches from Head Coach Chris Mills and Chairman Chris Handley, as well as some special thanks for those behind the scenes at the club, he proceeded to hand out the awards as follows:

Team MVP

Adam Jones

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Honourable Mentions:
Harris Todd
Matt Ward

Offensive MVP

Harris Todd

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Honourable Mentions:
Adam Jones
Matt Ward

Defensive MVP

Liam Lane

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Honourable Mentions:
Richard Gray
Wayne Diggines

Special Teams MVP

Adam Jones

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Honourable Mentions:
Ed Bowling
Tom Brown

Rookie Of The Year 

James Harrod

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Honourable Mentions:
Dan Thomas
Louis Ayers

The Perriton Award

(Most Improved Player) 

Ben Rayner

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Honourable Mentions:
Ben Petit-Ellis
James Harrod

Lineman Of The Year 

Luca Ferrera

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Honourable Mentions:
Mark Schofield
Chris Waterhouse

Coaches’ Player Award

Matt Ward

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Honourable Mentions:
Nick Barker
Charlie Keohane

The Richard Green Award

(Biggest Contribution to the Club)

Alan Baxter-Smith

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Honourable Mentions:
Chris Handley
Laura Handley

Players’ Player

Charlie Keohane

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More photos of the night can be found here AWARDS NIGHT
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The Club would like to thank all those that supported the event and helped make it such a success. Their continued support is fully appreciated and we love them being part of the Devils family.

Special thanks go to:

John Mallet Photography who’s continued support and involvement at the club is invaluable.

Matt Bowers for his superb designs, which adorned the photo backdrop at the awards and pretty much all our publicity throughout the year

DJ Sebina for her sound, lighting and Disco. Everybody danced till they dropped and we couldn’t have had such a successful night without you.

The Oaklands Hotel for providing the venue and such a tasty 3 course meal.

Adnams Brewery, Middletons Steak House and Grill, Football America, Slaters Menswear Norwich, Heroes Fitness StoreHighball Climbing Centre, Norwich Fitness Academy, Pleasurewood Hills and Bracken and Twine, as well as many more, for providing such wonderful raffle prizes.

And last but not least, Alan for organising the event and Emma Wilkinson, Vicki Dower, Quilty Keohane, Natasha Bunyan and Shelley Wones for their support  in making it look wonderful and bringing everything together.

Congratulations to all the award winners, here’s to a great 2017 and an even better 2018.

Updated: 5 December 2017 — 11:49
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