RYAN Hunkin says two individual national awards for his West Bowling side were more of a team effort following their title-winning season.

Hunkin was named National Conference League (NCL) Division Two coach of the season after guiding West Bowling to a dominating 2019 championship victory.

Meanwhile, West Bowling's Harry Williams completed an awards double for his side as he claimed the highest points scorer across all of the NCL divisions during 2019.

The half-back and is also the goal kicker for the team. He finished the season with 324 points, 294 from league games and 30 from Challenge Cup games.

Williams also won this award two years ago when he was only 18, before he had a season with the Castleford Tigers Under-19s.

West Bowling won the Division Two title by four points, winning 18 of their 22 games during the season, which saw them notch up 891 points.

Head coach Hunkin says he was delighted to receive the coach's prize, but says it is down to a team effort involving his coaching staff and players.

He said: "I'm very happy and very pleased to pick up the award, but it's a team effort.

"John Williams, my assistant coach, deserves a lot of praise as well.

"Ultimately the players go out there and play the games week-in-week-out. It is down to them.

"It was a tough league to get out of. We had a good run in the Challenge Cup too."

Hunkin also heaped praise on Williams, branding him an immense talent. But Hunkin added Williams' award also required a team effort.

Hunkin added: "Harry has been immense. He is 19 or 20 and to finish top of the points scorers in all of the NCL divisions is a massive achievement for him.

"We should be playing at a higher level.

"The players have not let him have it. It's a team award."

The pair picked up their prizes at the League's awards dinner, held last Saturday in Huddersfield, which included guest speaker, former Leeds Rhinos and England star Adrian Morley.