*** Sarah Hunter MBE and Doddie Weir OBE inducted into 2023 Hall of Fame ***
We are now just one month away from the Eterlast RPA Awards returning to Evolution London on Wednesday 17th May for an unmissable night of rugby glitz and glamour, and we are thrilled to announce that our hall of Fame Award winners for this year are Sarah Hunter MBE and Doddie Weir OBE.
Sarah Hunter MBE is to be inducted to the Hall of Fame for her outstanding international career, making 141 appearances for her country, and is England’s most capped player. She has also won one World Cup, and 10 Six Nation titles including nine Grand Slams.
Doddie Weir OBE is to be posthumously inducted, following his passing in November 2022. The former British & Irish Lion was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2017 and led campaigns and fundraised for a cure for the disease. He set up his own charitable organisation: “My Name'5 Doddie Foundation” which has the aim of freeing the world of MND.
The event gives rugby fans the opportunity to mix and mingle with the best of rugby talent, as we celebrate what has been a hugely memorable and tight running season so far.
Last year saw Andre Esterhuizen crowned your 2021/22 Eterlast Players' Player of the Year capping off a superb season for Harlequins, as he helped them in their play-off push. In a season which has been so close with many twists and turns, tight games and frequent upsets, the big question is who will be the standout player for the 2022/23 season.
Freddie Steward won the Young Player of the Year Award in 2021/22, following a sensational season for Leicester Tigers, helping them win the Gallagher Premiership. His form also led to him making the full-back jersey his own with England. This year, the competition seems tougher than ever, don’t miss your chance to be there on the night and see who will be taking the crown from Freddie.
Hosted by BT Sports’ Martin Bayfield, guests will be treated to a Bollinger champagne reception, a gourmet three course meal and live entertainment. The evening will be capped off with an after-party continuing long into the night, including a DJ set from Restart Rugby’s Vice Chair James Haskell.
As one of the most prestigious and premier events in the rugby calendar, we have just a handful of places left available for the night starting at £349+VAT per person. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this incredible night with rugby royalty.
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: https://therpa.co.uk/rpa-awards/ to find out more.