Vikings Lacons Brewery March Player of the Month

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Vikings’ captain Dan Smith is Niall Lear’s selection as Lacons Brewery Player of the Month for March. “Dan’s been a huge positive for us throughout the month, indeed throughout the whole season,” said Niall. “He’s provided real leadership as captain and consistently put in quality all round performances.”

Dan, whose try at Guernsey two weeks ago was voted National League try of the week, is in his seventh season at Scottow Park and with 435 points (all tries) to his name is the Club’s tenth highest points scorer. Those 87 tries have come from 121 appearances, an average of 0.72 tries per match, a remarkable record especially considering the current season. Born in Aberdeen, Dan moved to Norfolk aged eight, went to School at Gresham’s and returned to the county after graduating in Business Management from Winchester University. He works as a Sales Executive for a company based in King’s Lynn selling membrane technologies across the world.

“Obviously this season has been very hard for us but it was always going to be given the number of players that left last Summer,” commented Dan. “We are such a young side, the average age must be around 23, and every game we come up against teams that are more experienced and physically bigger than us. The lads have gelled well as a team and deserve great credit for the improvement we have shown especially since Christmas; they’ve learnt quickly and worked hard at their games, everyone determined to keep on improving. Massive credit too to Niall and Steve for their coaching. Captaincy is new to me, but I’ve enjoyed it and am already looking forward to next season.”

Dan’s no 13 shirt is sponsored by Heath Farms.

Paul Morse

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