The RPA has today been recognised with the Gold Prize in the Best Sports Association category at the Association Excellence Awards. Now in its fifth year, the Association Excellence Awards recognise and reward the achievements of UK trade bodies, professionals membership organisations and associations. The award comes in what is a landmark year for the RPA. The organisation turned 20 earlier this summer and has made huge strides over the past 12 months in its work representing and supporting its 1,200-strong membership.
RPA Group CEO Damian Hopley, said “We’re incredibly proud of our members and we strive to make them proud of us, so to be recognised as the Best Sports Association is not only humbling but is also testament to the passionate commitment and dedication shown by all of our RPA team and Player Reps. As we embark on the next 20 years, we remain committed to working with our members and stakeholders to make England the best place in the world to play rugby.”