Plymouth Albion’s Robin Wedlake was announced Trelawny’s Army Player of the Year at their Annual General Meeting held at St. Austell Brewery Visitor Centre on 27th September, winning the Bill Osborne Shield.
Robin, who started his rugby with Redruth before moving to Albion, was a star performer for Cornwall last season as the black and golds made it to the final at Twickenham for a fifth year in a row. Unfortunately Robin is out of action at the moment recovering from an operation on his knee.
The Tony Mead Shield for the Cornwall Under 20 Player of the Year went to St. Austell’s Will Gilder.
Will captained Cornwall Under 20’s last season, the highlight being the 64-3 defeat of Berkshire at Camborne.
Speaking on the night Gilder said. “It’s really special to be voted for this award, doubly so as I am the first player from the St. Austell club to win it.
“We had a very young squad last season with only three or four older lads, including myself, so I think the lads will have learnt from last season and will look to kick on again in 2018.
Sadly a knee injury means that Gilder has stopped playing and has instead turned his hand to refereeing. “I am enjoying it, I’ve been referring at level 7 (Western Counties) this season. I have benefited from the university referee programme I am on at the moment.”
Watch out for Will to come whistle blowing in the future.