Decembers ‘Mention of the Month’ – sponsored by Physis Ltd. – is awarded to Lois McConville.
Lois has attended all but a few training sessions to lead and support others, but what makes her hard work more inspirational is that all of this takes place despite of her ACL injury from Sapphire Series in January.
Despite unable to train herself she turns up rain or shine, assisting others in theory and techniques, and also works effortlessly week in and out as part of her presidency role.
This month Lois also drove to the first round of Sapphire Series – missing on the Valkyrie fun bus! – in case of any injuries. Not only this, but she lead on the organisation of our first home tournament and ensuring all were welcome to the event.
In addition, she was the loudest person on the sideline throughout both tournament dates – shouting and singing words of encouragement. When you have a small sideline (especially when all the team are playing non-stop on the field) it really makes a difference on the sideline when you can hear her voice through the wind and rain.
This is why we award her with of her support, organisation, and heart!
And he we are again, another month gone in the Valkyries’ season. We had our first games on Saturday, and boy what a day that was! Everyone should be proud of their performance that day.
When it comes to the Mention of the Month, however, it’s not just about how players perform on game days. It’s about all the effort that goes behind the scenes too. It’s about our philosophies as a club, and how that player translates those into their everyday practices.
For this reason, the (November!) Valkyries Mention of the Month – sponsored by Physis Ltd – goes ONCE AGAIN to Katherine for her outstanding dedication to development and learning, even turning up ill to practice to understand theory and game. Congratulations you absolute star.
Every time we do this monthly award, we can’t get over how quickly time is going! The days to Sapphire Series are getting closer, and the Valkyries are picking up the pace for training and development. There is one Valkyrie in particular, however, who stands out from the ground in her training right now – and that person is Katherine.
Katherine has been to every session come rain, wind, or shine, and she has been extremely focussed during the also. She is picking up techniques extremely quickly, and is an absolute pleasure to coach with a hunger to consistently get better and learn new things. So October’s Mention of the Month, sponsored by Physis Ltd, goes to Katherine – for focus, consistency and bettering herself every week.
It’s been a very busy month for the team with rookie days and fundraisers galore, and now it’s time for September’s “Mention of the Month”: sponsored by Physis Ltd. This month’s mention really does a good job at showing the influence of both team effort and new team members, with the award given to rookie Zoë Wilder.
Zoë has had a few sessions with the team now, dabbling and running back and a few other positions. Her effort and determination at training is worthy enough, but the huge effort she put into the climb and fundraiser after only just joining is what has awarded her the mention.
In a special case we also award the “Mention of the Month” to the club’s first honorary Valkyrie; her daughter (not to forget their noble stead – Meg the dog!). In horrible conditions they both continued to the top, which was truly inspiring. Well done both!!
Exciting things have been happening for the Cardiff Valkyries the last few months – and things just keep getting better. We are proud to introduce our new incentive: The Valkyries Mention of the Month’ – sponsored by Physis Ltd.
The mention of the month covers a range of incentives which reflect the Valkyries’ core principles: Respect – Passion – Togetherness – Growth. It may be awarded to the Valkyrie who is has improved the most in training, or who works behind the scenes for a particular event, or even bringing the best attitude to games.
Drum roll, please…
It is our absolute pleasure to announce that the first ever Mention of the Month is awarded to Mandy. Mandy plays as center for the team (and has also dabbled at d-line might we add!) and also holds role as secretary in the Cardiff Valkyries. As well as her huge role in our push to gain FIRST PLACE in the Grid Iron Hub voting poll, she has worked tirelessly behind the scenes in the last month, working on our new constitution and policies as well as organising the Valkyries’ attendance at Pride.
Because of all of this effort, we think it’s only right that the award goes to her. Thank you very much Mandy!
Who will be our next ‘Mention of the Month’ we wonder?
And DON’T FORGET our next rookie day September 2nd, 10:30-1pm Roath Recreation ground! Get spreading the word