“Well done Dave!”
Along with the other Senior Section Award Winners, Dave Wheaton was recognised for his service and leadership at the Club's Annual Dinner & Dance.
Current Club & 1st XV Captain Rob Impey read extracts from Dave's favourite books Mr Grumpy & Mr Happy.
Over the last five seasons and under Dave's Captaincy the Club was re-promoted to Hants 1 from Hants 2 and narrowly lost out to Farnborough in the Hants Plate Final.
Heathens 1st XV have now had 4 solid seasons in Hants 1, finishing a creditable 3rd a few seasons ago. During the same season the 1st XV won the Hants Plate, beating Chineham RFC in extra time in a nail biting game. Heathens then retained the Plate during a pulsating Final at Ellingham & Ringwood RFC. These results being even more significant as both games were played at the opposition grounds. Heathens also being the only team to have successfully retained the Hants Plate.
Dave decided to relinquish the Captain's armband at the end of 2017 so he could concentrate on Coaching the Senior section having successfully completed his RFU Level 2 coaching badge earlier in the year.
Dave made it clear to everyone present that he has not yet retired from playing.
Next year Dave will have been involved with Heathens for two decades.
Many thanks Dave from all of us.
The other Senior Section Winners on the Night were
Updated 13:06 - 14 May 2018 by Bernard Rhodes
1st XV Players Player-James Whitefield
2nd XV Players Player- Will Dalziel
Most Improved Player-Andy Nossum
Coaches Player-Jim Gardner
1st XV TOP TRY Scorer-Jashan Solanki (not an official award)
Together & Strong