Thank you very much to all the people who attended the Tokyo Gaijin Christmas Party and Awards Dinner for 2010. Also a big thank you to those that wanted to attend to show their support but were not able to do so for any manner of reasons. Also big thank yous to our sponsors Oakwood, helpers, family and friends for making it possible for us to play week in and week out.
It was a good season with 17 matches played and 11 of those being victories. It was a year in which 76 different players pulled on the Gaijin jersey from 19 different countries. We had tournament victories in the Manila 10's Bowl Competition and the Shuto League 10's. Along with this was a relatively successful year in the Tokyo Cup and this culminated in the promotion back to the 1st Grade for the competition next year. The team also sits in equal first place in the Shuto League and can win the competition with a win in the first game of next year.
There were a number of prizes awarded on th enight and the list of prizes follows below:
Helpers Award: Lucie, Satoko, Hana, Hitomi, Keiko and Shino.
Dirtiest player 2010: Joffa Harris (2 yellow cards)
Team Spirit Award 2010: Ikuo Fukuda
Most Improved Player 2010: Andy Ballard
Rookie of the Year 2010: Simon Palm
Best Try 2010: Joffa Harris
Top Tryscorer 2010: Joffa Harris (10)
Best and Fairest 2010: Alaister Nimmo
Managers Award: Yoz Togo / Yamagen
Captains Award: Hitoshi Chihara
Runner-up MVP 2010: Joffa Harris
MVP 2010: Richard O'Shea
Thank you to everybody once again for an enjoyable season, and we all look forward to seeing you for 2011. Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all.