Crawley RFC wins two awards at the National Rugby Awards 2019

2nd September 2019

Crawley RFC had much to celebrate at the Guinness National Rugby Awards after winning two awards, including the top award ‘Rugby Club of the Year’.

Ethan Davies won the ‘Team Mate’ Award in the Mini, Junior and Youth finals. This is a remarkable achievement as the youth awards received more than 1,000 nominees across 10 categories. Ethan received the award for his efforts to ensure that all of his teammates are fully supported during games and training, making sure that everyone is included and is enjoying their rugby.

The award ceremony was held at Twickenham Stadium on Thursday 29 August. The awards honour the achievements of rugby clubs across England and all those who contribute to the game, including coaches, players and supporters.

Crawley RFC is at the forefront of driving the agenda forward for disability sport in Sussex, joining other organisations to discuss how to tackle social isolation and how sports clubs, from professional to grassroots, can ensure that those with disabilities have the opportunity to play and succeed in the sport they love.

Rix & Kay, a regional law firm, is also a leading participant in the disability sports initiative. The firm has partnered with Crawley RFC to help them with a range of new club facilities including a new club house and pitch facilities.

Paul Chapman of Crawley RFC said: “Without the support and encouragement of our partners like Rix & Kay, we could not attempt much of the work for which the club was recognised at the National Rugby Awards. It is truly appreciated.”

Bruce Hayter, Chairman at Rix & Kay, said: “We are proud to contribute to the ongoing success of the club and its considerable efforts to make rugby accessible to all, and are delighted that the club has been recognised by such prestigious awards.”

Read more about Crawley RFC’s success at the awards here.