North Philly Nomads Awards

Posted by Schuylkill River RFC on Jun 14 2017 at 03:59PM PDT

The North Philadelphia Nomads RFC ( held their annual team luncheon and award ceremony this past Sunday at Tir Na Nog ( in Center City. Borrowing from a LaSalle Women’s RFC tradition each player was presented with a “paper plate award” detailing their unique individual contributions to the Club.

Additionally, some traditional awards were given out as well and they are as follows:

Newcomer of the Year was awarded to Takeim Wooten who started the season knowing nothing at all about rugby but picked things up steadily as the season progressed and became a valuable contributor for the Nomads.

Most Improved Player was awarded to Uriah Fortson whose game took off once he was moved from wing to flanker and given an opportunity to involve himself in the action on a constant basis. It was also noted that Fortson’s tackling improved dramatically as the season progressed and he has made himself into a solid defensive player.

The Backs MVP was Minh Tran who stepped up his communication on the field this year and embraced the natural leadership role of a good scrum half.

The Forwards MVP was Nasair Boston-Epps a very athletic young man who has a ton of potential to continue developing into a great player and whose enthusiasm for the game is enormous.

The Coaches’ Award went to Pablo Barrios-Cruz who set a good example for his teammates, showed a lot of responsibility, and assisted the Coaching Staff with whatever they needed help getting done off the field.

Schuylkill River Rugby salutes the Nomads for all of their hard work this season as well as the Nomads’ Coaching Staff for their role in the continued development of these players. We’re looking forward to seeing you guys back on the field in 2018!


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