Young named Blacks player of the year

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Berwick captain Jamie Young has been named player of the year for 2012/13.

The second row forward has led by example throughout the season and was a clear winner of this year’s award.

Manager Owen Weatherhead said: “It was almost unanimous. I’ve been involved in collating the votes for a few years, and this is the clearest winner we have had by a long way.

“Nearly everyone voted for Jamie. He has been outstanding this season.”

Young missed large parts of last season due to a combination of injury, family and work commitments.

But the bricklayer from Belford has been a key man for the Blacks this season.

Weatherhead added: “Jamie’s back problems meant he could no longer play in the front row, so he moved to the second row this season and thrived.”

Mark Loveday won the 2nd XV player of the year award at the club dinner, while caterer David Scott picked up the trophy for the club volunteer of the year .