Alan Clark was named Player of the Year at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's awards dinner last night. The Hong Kong Football Club hooker, who has been a regular in the national team since last year, is one of the many unsung heroes of the game. The 30-year-old Clark is solid in the scrums. But his forte is his outstanding foraging and loose play and it was these assets which saw him picked from among a host of others in the running for the top award of the season. Kowloon centre Riaz Fredericks, DeA full-back Chan Fuk-ping and Club winger Chris Gordon were also considered for the award. It is only the second time that a front-rower has been picked as Player of the Year. The last member of the dark, deep world of rugby to be awarded the prize was Gary Cross - a hooker himself. Causeway Bay flanker Kelvin Yip Kwok-ho won the award for the Development Player of the Year. Yip, who along with Chan, was among the first Chinese players to represent Hong Kong at the Asian Rugby Football Tournament (last year in Taiwan), was voted as the best player by his Hong Kong peers at the end of the recent Arafura Games. For his part in taking Kowloon to the Knockout Cup title, and for also revitalising the club into a potent force this season, Phil Campbell won the Coach of the Year award. The former Hong Kong centre is now the backs coach for the national team. In other awards last night, Valley's Katie Rhymer won the Women's Player of the Year; the Development Player of the Year award went to Sandy Chan of Gai Wu while Development Coach of the Year was won by Roger Jordan of CSD/Bulls. In a special award made this year, long-time servant of Hong Kong rugby, David Lewis, was given a Special Achievement Award. Hong Kong tighthead prop Lewis, who retired from the international level at the end of the Asian tournament last November, was recalled into service for the Pac Rim Championship due to a shortage of front-rowers. His appearance in the front row today at the Aberdeen Stadium will be his 44th cap for Hong Kong.