Following a successful season, the Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball Club honoured their star performers with an awards ceremony last Friday night.
The Kings finished fourth in the Third Division South and West in 2016/17 after winning five games over the course of the season.
Vickie Simmonds picked up two awards after she was named the division three players’ player, and also taking the Adults Most Improved Award.
She said: “I am very honoured and chuffed to bits to have won most improved adult and players’ player by my team.
“It means the absolute world that my team-mates voted for me. Thank you all, and on to next season!”
In attendance at the awards ceremony was Thatcham’s mayor Ellen Crumly and vice-chairman of West Berkshire Council, Carol Jackson-Doerge.
The Newbury & Thatcham Observer also picked up an award, as we were named the Uncle Bob Supporters of the Year along with BuzzConnect.
Uncle Bob Supporters of the Year: BuzzConnect and Newbury & Thatcham Observer
Volunteer of the Year: Simon McIntyre
Fundraiser of the Year: Michelle Bailey
Junior Most Improved: Faith Barker
Adults Most Improved: Vickie Simmonds
Junior Top Scorer: Liam Barker
Division Four Top Scorer: Denise Drammis
Division Three Top Scorer: Reece Barker
Junior Awesome Attitude: Owen Pither
Adults Awesome Attitude: Chris Nash
Junior Dirty Duck: Liam Barker
Division Four Dirty Duck: Ryan Jones
Division Three Dirty Duck: Peter Rapley
Division Four Coaches Player: Chris Nash
Division Three Coaches Player: Reece Barker
Division Four Players’ Player: Alice Minchin
Division Three Players’ Player: Vickie Simmonds