The Steelers’ kitted programmes came together last weekend for the 2019 Awards Ceremony, held at the Village Hotel, Dudley to celebrate the successes of the past season. All images courtesy of Andy M Neale (Whizzyfingers).


Defensive Player of the Year – Dante Barnett

Offensive Player of the Year – Joe Rooney

Most Improved Steeler – Barnaby Mottram

Team Player of the Year – Jayon Mais

‘Man of Steel’ – Josh Fellows

Coach of the Year – Alex Mackenzie-Grist

It was a special night for the club, as all three programmes were able to congratulate Dante (middle) and Jayon (second from left) once again following their success at the NFL Academy trials during the summer. Both athletes returned to London following the awards to continue with their studies and football commitments. Everyone associated with the club wishes them well as they continue their respective footballing journeys!

Dante and Jayon with Head Coach Ste Kilvington


Team MVP – Sydney Green

Offensive MVP – Natalie Talbot

Defensive MVP – Victoria Ware

Rookie of the Year – Cat Moylan

Coaches Player of the Year – Sophia Klair

Most Improved Player – Ele Rafferty

Players’ Player of the Year – Natalie Talbot

Coach of the Year – Adam Bates

Members of the Women’s Programme came together to celebrate the successes of their first season in the top flight of the Sapphire Series


Team Man of Steel – Tristan Varney

Offensive Man of Steel – Raph Chisholm

Defensive Man of Steel – Rob Jones

Special Teams Man of Steel – Alex Salter

Offensive Newcomer of the Year – Rowan Huggins

Defensive Newcomer of the Year – Nick Harry

Offensive Rise Award – Steve Kinnersley

Defensive Grind Award – Adam Bates

Lineman of the Year – Sam Rafferty

Players’ Player of the Year – Rob Jones

Coach of the Year – Gary Hodgen

A huge congratulations to all award winners! Details on the Steeler Pride Award, and another very, very special award to follow.