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Mansfield's double at Sports Awards

05 December 2012

  • Club of the Year prize for Notts club 
  • Mansfield first XV scoop top award 

Mansfield won two awards at the Mansfield District Council’s annual Sports Awards ceremony which were held at the Samworth Church Academy.

Mansfield’s first team won the Team of the Year Award for their success last season when they finished foifth in National Three Midlands, retained the NLD Cup and won the Nottinghamshire Cup for a record 17th time.

Mansfield also won the coveted Club of the Year Award which recognized the club’s on and off-field success. Earlier this year Mansfield were successfully reassessed for the prestigious Investors in People standard having become the first amateur rugby club in the country to be awarded the standard back in 2000.

Mansfield’s Alan Crookes was runner-up in the Volunteer of the Year category at the awards. He serves the club as safeguarding officer, youth treasurer and still finds time to manage the club shop.

"This is a significant achievement for the club and we definitely felt that we had three strong nominations this year,” said Mansfield chairman Andy Foster.

“Alan is a great asset for our club and we are delighted that his efforts have been recognised with this nomination.

“The Team of the Year and Club of the Year awards are the icing on the cake for what has been one of the most successful years the club has ever had both on and off the pitch".

The top award of the night was won by Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington as she picked up the Sports Person of the Year Award.