MORE than 300 guests attended the Reading Rockets end-of-season awards evening at the Berkshire Conference Centre.

Reading Borough Council’s lead member for culture, heritage and recreation Cllr Sarah Hacker and business consultant Nick Humby presented the senior awards, while players from the men’s and ladies’ senior teams handed out the junior accolades.

Rockets operations director Ben Fisher was on MC duties, bringing fun and humour among the serious presentations process, while there were also speeches made by chairman Gary Johnson, Cllr Hacker, and Rockets head of community development Steph Johnson.

She outlined the work the club does with projects and specialist programmes which serve the able-bodied, the disadvantaged, the deaf, those on the autistic spectrum, the wheelchair-bound, those in primary, comprehensive, independent and special schools.

Among the programmes run are Reach Me, Play Unified, and A.S.P.I.R.E.

Director of coaching Matt Johnson spoke on the growth and goals of Rockets charity, Rockets Sport and Educational Foundation, together with outlining Rockets A.A.S.E (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence), college and universities programmes.

Roll of Honour:

Division One men: MVP (Most Valuable Player) – Tim Gill; MIP (Most Improved Player) – Ed Potter; Coaches’ Player – Sydney Donaldson.

Division One Ladies: MVP – Andrea Gomez de la Vara; MIP – Maria Valdeolmillos; Coaches – Maike Delow.

Division Four men: MVP – Charles Acquah-Davis; MIP – Rob Martin; Coaches – Tom Goodyear.

Under 18 Premier: MVP – Adrian Nosa Castillo; MIP – Asher Ndah; Coaches – Matt Armstrong.

U18 boys: MVP – Harvey Carter; MIP – Craig Colley; Coaches – Alex Halmkan.

U18 girls: MVP – Noa Sanchez Marques; MIP – Beth Dennis; Coaches – Paula Romero Tarrega.

U16 Prem: MVP – Aleksander Youssef; MIP – Michael McCarthy; Coaches – Jack Biggar.

U16 boys: MVP – Ross Stepney; MIP – Callum Joseph; Coaches – Arda Dogan.

U16 girls: MVP – Heather Maxwell; MIP – Sacha Pinfold; Coaches – Jeanette Ndusha-Ngarukiye.

U14 Prem: MVP – Lloyd Catapang; MIP – Charlie McCarthy; Coaches – Jack Lewis.

U14 boys: MVP – Lincoln Palmer; MIP – Bernardo Lourenco; Coaches – Connor Rapecki.

U12 boys: MVP – Carlos Garcia; MIP – Callum Field; Coaches – Kyan Scott Blake.

U12/14 girls: MVP – Iqra Chowdhary; MIP – Zoe Green; Coaches – Bria Hone.

U10: MVP – Noah Perrone; MIP – Summer Wilson; Coaches – Woody Bowen.