The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced Old Mutual Wealth will become the new sponsor of the England Player of the Year Award at the RPA Players’ Awards in association with England Rugby, on Wednesday 11th May at Battersea Evolution, London.
The award will become known as the Old Mutual Wealth England Player of the Year Award and recognises the outstanding contribution of an England player for the 2015/16 season which is voted for by members of the England Elite Playing Squad (EPS).
Michelle Andrews, Marketing Director, Old Mutual Wealth, said: “Old Mutual Wealth’s partnership with England Rugby has only just begun and already we are proud to be involved. The stunning start to 2016 is a great result for a sport that is uniquely able to combine passion and respect in equal measure. We are committed to helping rugby prosper and partnering with the RPA to sponsor the England Player of the Year Award at this year’s RPA Players’ Awards is a great way for us to further demonstrate our support”.
RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome Old Mutual Wealth as sponsors of this year’s England Player of the Year Award and to see them further extend their commitment to rugby. We look forward to joining them in toasting England’s Grand Slam success at this year’s RPA Players’ Awards in association with England Rugby.”
To purchase one of the last few remaining places at this year’s awards, please contact Sam Baring on SBaring@theRPA.co.uk or 020 3053 6670, to ensure you are there to join in the celebrations of a landmark year in English Rugby.