About the awards
The annual club awards look to congratulate and show our appreciation for the efforts and achievements of our members. Here’s a bit about them and the winners.
Player of the Year
This award is given to player for outstanding performance and commitment on the field of play, over a season in any particular team. It is usually presented to a 1st XV player.
Young Player of the Year
This award is presented to a player between the ages of 18 and 23 who has achieved a high standard of play throughout the season.
Most Improved Player of the Year
Presented to a player who has during the season or over a number of years at the club shown improvement in his standard of play and has a better understanding and appreciation for the game of rugby.
Clubman of the Year
This trophy is awarded to a person who has been active in the social area or has done something that was beneficial to the club over the season.
Walter Naylor Award
The brother of our first chairman Ed Naylor presented this award to the club in 1982 as appreciation for what the club had achieved in its first three years of existence. This award has over the years been presented to outgoing captains and committee members who have given outstanding service to the club.
Neil Baynham Award
Neil Baynham was a player with the club in 1982-83, who won his first and only ever trophy playing rugby for Hammersmith & Fulham at the Harrodian sevens. He was so pleased that he was selected and played that he got his father who was in the pottery industry, to make a statue of a rugby player in Hammersmith & Fulham colours, which was presented to the club as the Neil Baynham Award. The original statue trophy was unfortunately damaged by Tony Richards and has now been replaced. This award is given to someone who has made a major contribution to the club.
- Player of the Year Neil McClure
- Young Player Tony Rees
- Most Improved Player Dan Anscombe
- Clubman of the Year Felix Whitechapel
- Walter Naylor Award Paul Deane
- Neil Baynham Award Mark Blyghton
- Ladies Player of the Year Helen Clewer
- Ladies Most Improved Carola McKenna
- Ladies Clubwoman of the Year Kate Gribble