Bowen and Langley win Plymouth Albion Awards

At the end of season awards evening held at Brickfields, flanker Rob Langley was named as Plymouth Albion’s player of the season while winger Tom Bowen, for the second successive year, was named young player of the season.

22 year old Langley, who has been playing on loan from Exeter Chiefs this season, played consistently well until a shoulder injury forced him to miss the last few weeks of the campaign.

Langley will be a fully fledged Albion player next season which isn’t the case for 21 year old Bowen who next season will be part of the England 7’s squad.

After accepting the Mike Turner Memorial Trophy Bowen thanked Albion for giving him the opportunity to develop his game, which has enabled him to move onto the next stage of his career.

The 170 strong audience also saw presentations made to a number of players who will be leaving Albion at the end of the season.

Canadian international Sean-Michael Stephen, who is leaving Albion after six seasons, received a standing ovation as he was presented with a number a farewell gifts, among them a framed club shirt.

Albion chairman Dr Graham Stirling thanked the players, supporters and sponsors for a successful season, which saw the club finish in the top 20 in England.

Head coach James Shanahan thanked all his players and support staff for their efforts and told the audience that Albion have the ability to improve massively next year.