Award Winners

Clayton RFC Awards & Winners

At the conclusion of each XVs season, the Clayton Rugby Football Club announces their Award Winners at the annual club banquet. These awards are awarded to the players and/or members that have contributed both on and off the pitch to make the club successful. These awards may be voted upon by the playing members of the club, appointed by our coaching staff, or named by our Board of Directors.

Awards include, but are not limited to the following categories:

Davies Award

The highest honor awarded to a member of our club. Named after Philip “Paddy O” Davies, it is a non-annual award given to the Club Member that goes above and beyond in service to the Clayton Rugby Football Club.

Award Winners

2015/2016 – Philip Davies 

2016/2017 – Ted Hardy

2017/2018 – Mike Keese

1st XV Most Valuable Forward

The individual who, while playing in the forward pack, contributed the most to the successful play of rugby, not only in the games but in practice.

Award Winners

2014/2015 – Rich Munro (Lock & No. 8)

2015/2016 – Ted Hardy (No. 8)

2016/2017 – Gareth Davies (No. 8)

2017/2018 – Ed Dixon (Loosehead Prop)

2018/2019 – Gareth Davies (No. 8)

1st XV Most Valuable Back

The individual who, while playing in the backs, contributed the most to the successful play of rugby, not only in the games but in practice.

Award Winners

2014/2015 – Manosh Premachandra (Inside Center)

2015/2016 – Brendan Fitzpatrick (Scrumhalf)

2016/2017 – Nick Russell (Fullback/Center)

2017/2018 – Brian Anderson (Scrumhalf/Center)

2018/2019 – Austin Lyons (Outside Center)

Rookie of the Year

The individual who, brand new to the sport of rugby, contributed the most to the successful play of rugby, not only in games but in practice.

Award Winners

2014/2015 – Anthony Bevelacqua (Hooker)

2015/2016 – Luke Haskins (Utility Back)

2016/2017 – Travis Morrison (Lock)

2017/2018 – Aaron Sisler (Lock/Flanker)

2018/2019 – Alex Branoff (Center/Wing)

2nd XV Most Valuable Player

The individual who, while playing for the club’s 2nd XV, contributed the most to the successful play of rugby, not only in the games but in practice.

Award Winners

2017/2018 – Jim Bartles (Prop/Lock)

2018/2019 – George Allen (Lock)

Coaches Award

Given annually by the coach to the player who best demonstrates, throughout the season, the true spirit of Clayton Rugby.

Award Winners

2016/2017 – Joe Spinnati (Utility Back)

2017/2018 – George Allen (Lock)

2018/2019 – Jeff Barley (Lock/No. 8)

Sponsor Awards

Recognition of club sponsors for their ongoing support and dedication to the Clayton Rugby Football Club.

Award Winners

2017/2018

5 Year Sponsorship – Paul & Lynn Auclair, Deep River Brewing Company 

5 Year Sponsorship – Dr. Karel Lloyd, Clayton Chiropractic

Special Recognition

Non-annual awards given out to members of the Clayton Rugby Football Club for their service both on and off the pitch. 

Award Winners

2017/2018

Philip Davies – Club Chef

Ted Hardy – Club President

Rich Munro – Men’s Head Coach

Simon Potter – Club Captain (2014-2018)

Ted Chapman – Assistant Coach

Longevity Club

Ongoing dedication to the Clayton Rugby Football Club is recognized through our longevity milestones. Our club currently recognizes players that have appeared in at least fifty games for the Bootleggers whether that is for the club’s 1st XV, 2nd XV, and/or Old Boys teams. 

Half Century Club

As of the end of the 2018/2019 season

Ted Hardy – 84

Ed Dixon – 74

Nick Taylor – 60

Paul Castellana – 54

George Allen – 53

Gareth Davies – 52

Eric Hile – 50

Jim Bartles – 50

Rich Munro – Coaching

Five Year Volunteer Club

As of the end of the 2018/2019 season

Ted Hardy 

Philip Davies

Jason Niemiller

Anthony Bevelacqua

Manosh Premachandra