Published: 11 December 2012
Astley & Tyldesley hosted their Annual Presentation and Social Evening at the Miners' Welfare Club.
Seventy-five people attended the event, which consisted of music, DVD footage of the club's matches during the year, an appearance by Wigan's Olympics ambassador Trevor Barton MBE as guest speaker, a splendid buffet and of course, the presentation of many awards to the club's riders, officials and volunteers.
Fourty-four rider awards were presented, with many of the club's new riders present to receive their awards on the night. In addition to the presentation of trophies for competitions already won on the track, there were four special awards presented on the night.
Callum Maguire won the North West Trophies Cup for being the Best Novice, Ciaran Collins won the Rory Blackwell Cup for being the Best Newcomer, Matthew Snell won the Most Improved Rider Award and Max Evans won the J. Fisher & Sons Cup for being the Young Rider of the Year.
The A & T club has long appreciated the value of its officials and volunteer helpers and 17 people received their customary present from the club in recognition of their efforts during the past year. This year's winner of the Ron Hack Memorial Cup for the Volunteer of the Year was Will Evans. A special presentation was made to the Wigan Unsung Hero in Sport winner June Phillips, who is retiring after many years as the club's catering manager.
It was another great evening's event, to celebrate the club's activities and successes during 2012.