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 truly goes above and beyond in service to the Clayton Rugby Football Club.

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.

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)

2019/2020 – Gareth Davies (No. 8)

2020/2021 – COVID/Season Cancelled

2021/2022 – Chris Belcher (Hooker)

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.

2014/2015 – Manosh Premachandra (Inside Center)

2015/2016 – Brendan Fitzpatrick (Scrumhalf)

2016/2017 – Nick Russell (Fullback/Center)

2017/2018 – Brian Anderson (Scrumhalf)

2018/2019 – Austin Lyons (Outside Center)

2019/2020 – Adam Avate (Inside Center)

2020/2021 – COVID/Season Cancelled

2021/2022 – Luis Padua (Center)

Rookie of the Year

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

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)

2019/2020 – Luis Padua (Wing)

2020/2021 – COVID/Season Cancelled

2021/2022 – Ahmayzin Taylor (No. 8)

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.

2017/2018 – Jim Bartles (Prop/Lock)

2018/2019 – George Allen (Lock)

2019/2020 – George Allen (Lock)

2020/2021 – COVID/Season Cancelled

2021/2022 – Paul Castellana (Scrumhalf)

Coaches Award

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

2016/2017 – Joe Spinnati (Utility Back)

2017/2018 – George Allen (Lock)

2018/2019 – Jeff Barley (Lock/No. 8)

2019/2020 – Paul Castellana (Utility Back)

2020/2021 – COVID/Season Cancelled

2021/2022 – Kolbe Kress

Special Recognition

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

Philip Davies – Club Chef

Ted Hardy – Club President

Rich Munro – Men’s Head Coach

Simon Potter – Club Captain (2014-2018)

Ted Chapman – Assistant Coach

Volunteer Awards

Recognition caps are awarded to volunteers upon their 5th year serving in a volunteer role with the Clayton Rugby Football Club. These selfless members have helped make sure that the club continues to operate for the good of others.

Philip Davies

Ted Hardy

Rich Munro

Anthony Bevelacqua

Manosh Premachandra

Jason Niemiller

Ed Dixon

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. 

Club Service milestones are also celebrated for volunteers with at least 5 years of service to the club. 

Ted Hardy - 119

Ed Dixon - 85

Nick Taylor - 85

Paul Castellana - 77

George Allen - 75

Gareth Davies - 70

Eric Hile - 60

Dan Parker - 56

Doug Stillwell - 56

Jim Bartles - 54

Brian Anderson - 53

Simon Potter - 50