Astley & Tyldesley held the 20th Annual Presentation & Social Evening in the
main function room at the Astley & Tyldesley Miners' Welfare Club. Heavy
snowfall and sickness reduced the numbers to around 50 attendees, who enjoyed
the evening. Entertainment consisted of music set up by Lee Phillips and viewing
of Alan Hewitson's excellent DVD of the 2010 British Finals on large screen set
up by Will Evans, as an opener, before patrons enjoyed an excellent buffet
prepared by June and Angela Phillips, with assistance from Lorna Thompson.
presentations followed, with 27 rider awards made to the Astley & Tyldesley
riders present on the night. In addition to the trophies already decided on the
track, the following trophies were awarded on the night: J. Fisher & Sons Young
Rider of the Year - Max Evans; Rory Blackwell Cup for Best Newcomer - Reece
Pollitt; North West Trophies Cup for Best Novice - Sacha Street; Most Improved
Rider - Stefan Whitelegg.
A & T have
steadily increased their pool of volunteers over the years and this year saw 17
regular volunteers each receive a present in grateful recognition of their
efforts on the club's behalf during 2010. The Ron Hack Memorial Cup for
Volunteer of the Year was jointly awarded to the husband and wife pair of Lee
and Angela Phillips, for their sterling efforts throughout the year which
included kitting out the interiors of the club's three new cabins and their
excellent promotional work at the British Individual Finals.
then made to the club's three sponsors in 2010: Paul Whitelegg of
Hypnotherapy4you, who sponsored the rider awards for the evening; Laura
Priestley who accepted the award on behalf of Tayban Developments; unfortunately
Jimmy Fisher of J. Fisher & Sons was not present on the night to receive his
award. Thanks to the generosity of many club members, 14 raffle prizes were
donated and these were all gratefully accepted when winning tickets were drawn.
The evening concluded with more music and large screen footage, before members
braved the snow to make their way back home.
all, it was an excellent way to round off the 2010 Astley & Tyldesley Cycle
Speedway Club's season.