KYLE Carter scooped two awards at Wibsey Rugby Union’s end-of-season prize presentation at Clayton Golf Club.

The influential scrum half was named as top try-scorer with 21 but also received the coveted players’ player of the year trophy for the Yorkshire Division Four champions.

No 8 Michael Kite, notable for his ball-carrying and offloading, won the coaches’ player of the year award, while best newcomer went to second row Josh Tordoff, with honourable mentions going to John Bradbury, Nathan Marchant, Robson Moore, Jordan Payton and Elliott Cousins.

Meanwhile, prop Simon Birkbeck was named the most improved player, heading off challenges from Alex Cerson, Bruce Mpofu, Dave Wilkinson, Brad Wright and Bradbury.

Steve Rose’s president’s award went to Bert Hamilton for his weekly meat raffle, with Andy Todd collecting the trophy on his behalf, while clubman of the year was bar manager Paul Safianyk.

Nicola Greenwood won the trustees’ award for her match-day catering, while physio Lindsay Kirton was thanked for her nine years’ service.

Club chairman Steve Brooke said: “It has been a belting season for everybody, and to go through the league season unbeaten is a massive achievement.”

Among the many thanks he gave out were to the new coaching duo of Andy Robinson and Rob Greenwood, while Rose reminded the players of the importance of discipline, particularly next season.

Robinson said: “Steve Brooke is the reason why the club is going so strong,” and added: “We knew that we could win promotion when we defeated visitors Halifax 57-0 in the first game of the season as they had been making a song and dance about what they were going to do.”

He also reminded supporters about how they defeated fellow promoted side Ossett 46-24 at home in the Yorkshire Silver Trophy, having been 24-0 down. They also beat them in their two league meetings.

Cousins then tapped into his inner Simon Armitage, Yorkshire’s latest Poet Laureate, to round proceedings off with a quality poem about Wibsey’s campaign.