WEST Bowling bagged three individual honours to back up winning the Division Three title at the National Conference League annual awards dinner.

Glenn Barraclough was named divisional coach of the year as he remained in high spirits after picking up the championship trophy.

Danny Halmshaw was presented with the Division Three player of the year prize, while team-mate Harry Williams collected the top points-scorer prize – his tally of 294 being the highest in all divisions.

The West Bowling contingent received their awards from Bulls legend Leon Pryce at the league's end-of-season ceremony, hosted by Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford.

Williams said: "It was good to have everyone who was nominated for awards there. It was really special to see not only all of us but all of the other teams in the league who were up for awards."

Barraclough was justifiably proud of his team and said: "It's a bit of a bonus, the award itself. It's good for the team if you get any extra awards.

"The whole team were consistent last year and have been going really well. They all have good futures in front of them."

Halmshaw enjoyed an outstanding season, which saw him voted man of the match in ten games after returning from a spell in Australia playing for Gold Coast Titans.

Barraclough said: "He's done really well for himself. After returning from Australia, he got straight back into it. He's now signed for Hemel Stags next season."

Williams, aged just 18, also enjoyed an excellent season with West Bowling and earned selection for Yorkshire under-19s, making a winning debut last weekend.

Barraclough recognised his potential and said: "He's a young lad with an excellent attitude towards the sport. He's really committed to the team and loves his rugby.

"I've been training him for a few years and he is a pleasure to coach. I can see why he is playing for Yorkshire."

Having been at West Bowling for four years, this season marked a turning point for stand-off Williams as his performances gave him confidence to put himself forward in the county trials.

"It was a good season that started off slowly but once we got going it was good," he said.

"When I first started playing properly, I could see the development in my own game. Last season gave me the confidence to actually go to the trials."

Williams, who lives in Denholme, played a key role as Yorkshire beat rivals Lancashire 25-18 at Stanningley in their tri-county series opener.

Now the teenager is aiming to carry on his success as his team aim to make it two wins out of two at Cumbria on Sunday, November 19.

Williams was pleased to make an important contribution as the hosts came from behind to beat Lancashire.

He said: "I kicked the drop goal to take it away from them. We scored late on and I hit the post but luckily it went over. I missed a goal earlier in the game.

"I train with Yorkshire once a week. Everyone is getting used to how we all move and play as we're all from different teams."

Fellow Bradford district player Sam Smith, who plays for Queensbury, featured alongside Williams at centre and had an excellent game, scoring two tries.