Scarborough RUFC’s first annual Scarborough News player of the year award was awarded to Corey Dennis at a packed Silver Royd on Saturday afternoon.
The inaugral award, decided by readers of The Scarborough News, was won by a large distance by Dennis, who has enjoyed an outstanding season for the Silver Royd club.
Dennis saw off competition from aggressive stand-off Phil Stewart, South African man mountain Nino Cutino, flair player Tom Ratcliffe and colossal forward man Luke Raines, to pick up the honour.
Dennis, who is set to jet off for a year of studying in Singapore in August, was delighted to pick up the honour.
He said: “I’m really happy that I’ve won the award. It shows that people who watch the games appreciate the work I’ve put in and how I’ve performed.
“I felt my performances improved at the back end of the season when I moved into my natural position at full-back.
“I’d obviously like to thank anyone who voted for me, it’s an honour to have won the award.”
Dennis is hoping to return to the club after his stint in Asia next year, and he’s adamant that the club can make progress under new coach Lee Douglas next season.
Dennis added: “We’ve got a great set of lads at the club, and with a bit more consistency and possibly a bit better fitness, there’s no reason why they can’t go up next season under the new coach. I wish them all the best.”