Winger Owen Williams was given the accolade of Pontypridd Player of the Year at the club's Gala Dinner held on Friday evening.
On a balmy summer's evening, players, officials, sponsors and supporters gathered in the University of Glamorgan's "Stilts Restaurant" to celebrate the major achievements of the previous winter months.
Guest speakers Tommy David and Paul Turner cast their gems of wisdom and mirth before the appreciative audience, whilst rousing speeches from club captain Chris Dicomidis, manager Richard Langmead and coach Dale McIntosh epitomised the spirit that had spurred Ponty on to success in their various campaigns.
A special award was made to lock forward Chris Martenko who had been forced into early retirement through injury, also to club director Jack Bayliss for his magnificent efforts in upgrading the Sardis Road playing surface.
The annual awards for the Pontypridd youth and senior squads were made as follows...
Most Promising Player of the Year - Adam Harcombe
Players' Player of the Year - Tom Flye
Player of the Year - Alex Thomas
Clubman of the Year - Jack Bayliss
Players' Player of the Year - Dafydd Lockyer
Player of the Year - Owen Williams
At the commencement of another season, the Gala Dinner of 2011 was a timely reminder of the fine achievements and the enduring spirit of the great rugby institution that is Pontypridd.
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.