MICHAEL Harrison has picked up another prestigious rugby honour.

Wharfedale's former rugby chairman, who collected the Rugby Union Writers' Club award for national volunteers in January, has now won the main prize at the Yorkshire Rugby Awards dinner.

Mike Smith's President's Award went to the Greens' stalwart at the bash at York Racecourse.

However, as Harrison is currently in Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield recovering from a farming accident, the trophy was collected by Wharfedale member Gordon Brown, a former Yorkshire RFU president and treasurer.

Harrison is making progress after being seriously injured while feeding his sheep, but is not expected to be discharged for several weeks.

However, Harrison was not the only long-serving Wharfedale member to receive a trophy at the function.

Chris Baker picked up a Club Volunteer Award for his services to the Greens over many decades as not only chairman, but also player, car park attendant, scoreboard operator and anything else that needed doing.

Wharfedale are expected to announce some new signings within the next fortnight.

However, they have confirmed that full back or winger Robbie Davidson, who is currently living and working in Sheffield, has signed for the Green Machine's National League Two North rivals Sheffield Tigers.

He joins Tom Davidson and Adam Howard (who are joining another rival in Preston Grasshoppers), Steve Graham (Morley), Kieran Frost (Yorkshire Carnegie) and Ian Larkin (moving to Dubai) in terms of departures,.

However, vice-chairman Robert Fort said: "They are all leaving for the right reasons, whatever they may be, and there is every chance that they may return to Wharfedale in the future."

Centre Tom Davidson, who is going back to college, is moving to Hoppers as a player-coach, versatile pack member Howard lives close to their ground and is switching clubs for family reasons, while Larkin has a job in Dubai.

Fellow hooker Graham has found the demands of travelling from Wakefield too onerous, alongside his work commitments – particularly once he stepped up to a coaching role in January – although he will still be coaching Wharfedale's minis on Sundays where his son Noah is shaping up to be a combative front-row forward in the family manner.

On Saturday, Wharfedale are holding their Workforce Day (9.30am onwards).

Fort said: "We are generally tidying the place up, cleaning, weeding, giving it a lick of paint and making sure that things like the changing room floors are painted, that all the hooks are screwed in etc."

Volunteers are asked to bring either a bucket and sponge, a shovel or a broom.