2018 Finalists

We are proud and privileged to announce the finalists of the Crabbie’s National Rugby Awards 2018.

This year our expert panel had an especially difficult task as there were over 1000 nominees, all with justifiable claims for a prize.

After much deliberation the judges deemed the following to have earned the right to join us at Twickenham Stadium on August 29th for an evening’s celebration of the wonderful game of rugby, from grassroots level to professional, the biggest event of its kind in the world and a ceremony and prize giving to remember.

Men’s Team of the Year

1. Ilford Wanders RFC
2. St Ives RFC (Midlands) 1st XV
3. The Nags Charity Barbarians
4. Royston Rugby Club 1st XV
5. Old Haileyburians RFC
6. England Counties Under 20’S

Women’s Team of the Year

1. Yeovil Rugby Ladies
2. Workington Finches
3. Anselmians Warriors Women’s Team
4. Reading Abbey Nuns
5. West Park Leeds Women’s 1st XV
6. Kenilworth Ladies Rugby

Rugby Coach of the Year

1. Simon Mulholland – Sedbergh School
2. Dave Rogers – YMCA Homeless Rygby Team
3. Craig Stewart – Old Northamptonians
4. Bea Chubb – Yeovil Rugby Club
5. Jack Pattinson – HAC RFC
6. Darren Smith – Witham Rugby Club

Men’s Player of the Year (Amateur)

1. Jason Taylor – Ilford Wanderers RFC
2. Fergus Manners – Old Colstonians RFC
3. Ben Large – Drybrook Rugby Club
4. Chris Johnson – Sale FC
5. Andy Conway – Old Alleynian FC
6. Sam Arnott – Lydney RFC

Women’s Player of the Year

1. Mollie Latham – Crewe and Nantwich RUFC
2. Charlotte Green – Cullompton Ladies RFC
3. Leah Birkin – Harrogate Ladies
4. Ellie Green – Reigate Grammar School
5. Ellie Rogers – Sudbury RUFC
6. Sarah Dunn – West park Leeds RUFC

Youth & Mini Section of the Year

1. Avonmouth Old Boys RFC M & J
2. Ledbury RFC M & J
3. Old Halesonians M & J
4. Kirby Lonsdale M & J
5. Veseyans Rugby M & J
6. Littleborough Rugby Club M & J

School of the Year

1. Cranleigh School
2. Cheltenham College
3. Oriel High School
4. Sedbergh School 1st XV
5. Brighton College
6. The Campion School

Rugby Club Volunteer of the Year

1. Gemma Thorburn – Bath RFC Ladies
2. Shaun Davis – Wellingborough RFC
3. Avril Pearce – West park Leeds RUFC
4. Oliver Hobdell – Wheatley RUFC
5. Cheryl McGauley – Exeter Athletic
6. Mark Jordan – Mavericks RFC

Facility Development of the Year

1. Harlow Rugby Club
2. Aireborough RUFC
3. Old Reigatian RFC
4. Woodrush RFC
5. Cheshunt RFC

Club Sponsor of the Year

1. Thatchers Cider – Winscombe RFC
2. AMD Electricals – Witham Rugby Club
3. Hale & Co. Ltd – Drybrook RFC
4. Dee & Griffin Solicitors – Longlevens RFC
5. Haydn Price, PRFM P.R Facilities Managemnet LTD – Woodrush RFC
6. The Grapes – OHRFU

Rugby Club of the Year

1. The Bumble Bee Barbarians
2. South Molton RFC
3. St Ives RFC (Midlands)
4. Royston Rugby Club
5. Commons and Lords RUFC
6. Sudbury RUFC
7. Plymstock Albion Oaks Rugby Club

Rugby Lifetime Achievement Award

1. Graeme Foster – Aireborough RUFC
2. Derek Golding – Kingswood RFC
3. Paul Simpson – Isle of Wight Rugby Club
4. Gordon Stone – Medway RFC
5. Frank Morgan – Wigan RUFC
6. Godfrey Everett – Royston Rugby Club


We at Zeus would like to take this opportunity to thank all nominees, all supporters and all members of the rugby family, the event is a salutation to one and all and we hope to see you in the future.