20 February 2014

WRPA Annual Awards Dinner

 

The WRPA are pleased to announce that the 2014 WRPA Awards Ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday 14th May 2014 at City Hall, Cardiff. The awards are the flagship event of the WRPA calendar and the evening sets to recognise the on field achievements of WRPA members throughout the 2013-14 rugby season.

Awards up for grabs include Young Player of the Season and Players' Player of the Season which are both voted for by members of the WRPA. Previous winners of the prestigious Players' Player Award have included Tommy Bowe, Aled Brew, Dan Lydiate and last year’s winner Justin Tipuric.

On winning his award last year, Tipuric said: “I know it’s always said but you play against these guys every other week so to be voted for by them to win this award is a huge honour. 

As WRPA President Rhys Williams further commented "There is no higher accolade for any player than being recognised as the best by your own peers."

Other awards recognised on the night are Try of the Season, Sevens Player of the Season and the WRPA's Hall of Fame.

The WRPA Hall of Fame recognises players who have made a significant contribution to Welsh Rugby since the inception of the WRPA in 2003.

Previous inductees to the Hall of Fame include Steve Jones, Iestyn Thomas, Ryan Jones, Adam Jones and Gethin Jenkins.

The evening sets to raise funds for, and awareness of, the WRPA’s Benevolent Trust. Set up in 2010, the Benevolent Trust aims to provide support to current and former professional rugby players in times of financial hardship due to serious illness or injury. In 2013, the awards ceremony raised over £9000 for the Benevolent Trust.

There will be a raffle and auction on the night to help raise funds for the Trust.

The event is priced at £75 + VAT per person with table bookings of 10 guests welcome.

The price includes a drinks reception with the opportunity to network and meet with some of the awards nominees, a three course meal served with wine and concluding with the awards ceremony hosted by BBC Sport presenter Phil Steele.

To book your place at this prestigious event please contact Lucy Morgan on 029 2067 4430 or e-mail lmorgan@wrpa.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

To view a gallery of last years’ event click here


The annual WRPA awards dinner is an end of season ceremony to recognise the on-field achievements of the WRPA members. Voted for by the WRPA members, the ‘Young Player of the Season’ and ‘Players Player of the Season’ are one of the highest accolades for any player in the game.

 

Players’ Player of the Season

2013 Justin Tipuric (Ospreys)

2012 Dan Lydiate (Dragons)

2011 Aled Brew (Dragons)
2010 Tommy Bowe (Ospreys)

2008 Shane Williams (Ospreys)

Young Player of the Season

2013 Justin Tipuric (Ospreys)

2012 George North (Scarlets)

2011 Toby Faletau (Dragons)
2010 Jason Tovey (Dragons)

2008 Jamie Roberts (Blues)


Hall of Fame Inductees

Steve 'Jabba' Jones (2013)
Iestyn Thomas (2013) 

Adam Jones (2012)
Gethin Jenkins (2012)                                                         
Ryan Jones (2012)
 

Deiniol Jones (2011)
Martyn Williams (2011)
Shane Williams (2011)
Stephen Jones (2011)

Gareth Llewellyn (2008)

 

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