CLWB Hoci Rhuthun held their end of season evening in a different way on Saturday night.

The first team enjoyed a virtual end of season awards night and quiz online, hosted by Claerwen Render.

After the season was officially stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic at the end of February with three games still to go, the ladies were gutted as they were hoping to get a few wins to end the season on a high.

Although it was a tough season for Ruthin, winning three games, drawing one game and losing 10, the club has managed to maintain their position in division 1 of the North Wales Womens Hockey League for 2020/21.

With a very young squad this season, Ruthin have done an excellent job of keeping their place in the first division with players as young as 14 playing for the first team.

Club captain Gwen Rees said: "We are extremely lucky to have a close and hard-working club that all contribute in some way or another. I, as captain, would like to thank every single member for their commitment, dedication and support during the season.

"Every single member deserves some award as everyone contributes to the club in their own way."

The awards handed out on Saturday were:

Most Improved Junior: Megan Rees-Hughes - Has been with the club since a very young age and has flourished as a player. The club says it has been a pleasure to see her develop as a player, from a little girl in the junior section, to now one of the most valued members of the first team.

Most Improved: Heledd Beech and Harriet Jones.

Heledd is another player that has come up from the junior section and had an excellent season, managing to secure her place in the North Wales U16 Ladies Team and bagging her first goal for them.

Goalkeeper Harriett had an unbelievable season, pulling off some great saves. She is a valued member of the team that is a committed and hard-working player that always gives 100%.

Top goal scorers: Linda Harrison and Heledd Beech with four goals each.

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Players Player: Claerwen Render (above) - who has been a valued member of the club for many years now. Her incredible skills on the pitch are clear to see and she is well-respected too. With three children, she is another player that has been committed and has worked around childcare in order to be able to play every Saturday.

But, Claerwen’s hockey season was unfortunately stopped at the end of November when she suffered a serious head injury and is still struggling now with concussion. Club members say they are 'all thinking about her' and hoping her symptoms ease soon.

Club captain Gwen Rees continued: "It has been a rollercoaster of a season. There have been incredible numbers of players that turned up to junior and senior training. We would like to thank a number of people and give our very best wishes to all the players that are leaving us, moving away or going to university. You will all be missed very much and we hope you come back soon.

Thank you to: Coach Richard Hackett, Gwyneth Day, Tara Masson and all the junior coaches, Umpires, Ruthin Leisure Centre, The Feathers, Match ball sponsors, parent and all players. Anyone is welcome to join out friendly club, all abilities welcome. We all hope to be back on the hockey pitch very soon!"