SAM Leins and Stuart King were recognised as Bridport finally held their AGM at the Brewery Ground.

King, who started playing for Blues aged 18, served as treasurer for the last 32 years and has retired with Ayo Fraser taking over.

King’s careful and diligent control of the club finances means he hands over to his successor with the club in a sound financial situation.

As a mark of the club’s appreciation, president Peter Brook presented him with a silver tankard.

Senior coach Fraser offered a special thanks for first-team physio Sam Leins for her efforts all season in keeping the players fit and in a condition to achieve the results enabling them to win the Dorset & Wilts Two South league.

Team manager Tom Gamwell presented her with a bouquet of flowers.

Mitch Waters won players’ play-er of the year, with Will Murely named best young player of the year. Coaches’ player of the year went to Gamwell.

The meeting concluded with chairman Julian Hussey awarding the clubman of the year trophy to Ben Stephens.

Stephens, a junior coach, gave up a great deal of his time working tirelessly to bring the kitchen refurbishment to a successful conclusion.

He was not present and Noel Gregory collected it on his behalf. Gregory was also warmly thanked by Peter Brook, for not only his contribution to the kitchen project but for his dedication as junior chairman to maintaining a very successful junior section, and presented him with a silver tankard.

Bridport also thanked Leisure Centre manager Will Thrower, who arranged a PA system and socially-distanced seating.

The meeting was well attended by both players and members swiftly dealt with the formal items on the agenda culminating in the confirmation of the club officers.