Valley Royals honour their best

Ruky Abdulai, who competed in the long jump at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, headlined the list of winners at the Valley Royals’ annual awards banquet.

Ruky Abdulai, who competed in the long jump at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, headlined the list of winners at the Valley Royals’ annual awards banquet.

Abdulai won the Brit Townsend Trophy for outstanding athlete in the senior division. Other outstanding athlete winners included Django Lovett (junior), Alex Siemens (youth) and Hannah Konrad (junior development).

The other major award winners are as follows:

Colleen Gibson Trophy (rookie of the year)

Junior development: Parker Wakelyn

Juvenile: Mike Crivello

Greg Duhaime Trophy (most improved athlete)

JD: Manpreet Grewal

Juvenile: Oliver Jorgenson

Junior: Travis Vugteveen

Senior: Julia Howard

Toni Goode Trophy (all-around athlete)

JD: Gabrielle MacGregor

Junior: Jared Heldman

Senior: Natasha Miller

Matt Peters Trophy (inspirational athlete)

JD: Delaney Chapman

Junior: Kiya Posthumus

Senior: Michael Mason

Awards for special service to the club and the community went to Dave Holmberg, Elaine Motion and John Ouwerker.