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South London Storm last weekend finished there season on a high when they were awarded the Club of the Year award by the Rugby League Conference. The National award is contested by all clubs playing in the top amateur Rugby League competition and South London won ahead of clubs from as far away as Cumbria to the north and Plymouth to the south.
Storm were nominated for three awards narrowly missing out on two (Coach of the Year for coach Rob Powell and Player of the Year for Second Row/Prop Louis Neethling), but winning the Club of the Year award and also Louis Neethling gaining a place in the national Dream Team at Second Row.
Arguably this was the award Storm wanted to win the most. Storm started the season off with one main aim and it was for the club to go back to its roots and become a club once more and a club for the players, spectators and the Juniors as a first thought and results to come second. This award proves that the Storm have indeed done that.
?This is a proud day for all those involved with the club. It is a shame for Rob and Louis who have been major forces both on the field and off it in the club but they deserve to be proud for being nominated for these prestigious awards.? Commented chairman Paul Brown on winning the award.
?It is a great testament to the club that we have won this award and also won our division this year. The two do not always come together, a successful team does not always make for a good club and a good club does not always make for a great team but this year a great club helped this team become a great team.?
?The team played their hearts out all season and you could see they were playing for each other, making for a great club atmosphere at training and after matches. Many have put a great deal of time into the senior club and the many Junior teams we have and this is for everyone. It is a great day for the club and vindicates how hard people have worked.?
South London Storm will be starting pre season training again in the new year. If you wish to take part please log onto www.southlondonstorm.com or call the club on 0700 596 8671.