RUGBY: Town up for top awards

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Spalding Rugby Club were shortlisted for two awards at the prestigious Rugby Expo Awards 2011 held at Twickenham during the Rugby Expo and Conference.

The club was nominated for the Junior Club of the Year award along with five other clubs which also included clubs from Africa, Guernsey and England. Winners were Ellington and Ringwood RFC.

Spalding were also the only club to be nominated in two categories, the other category was Community Programme of the Year in which they were up against Bristol RFC, RBS and eventual winners Play Rugby USA.

The final award for the Outstanding Contribution Award went to Sir Ian McGeechan.