Community: Both outstanding players and outstanding contributions off the field were recognised during Rugby Club Luxembourg’s end-of-season gala over the weekend.
Photo: Charles Caratini
Five dozen players, supporters and volunteers helped Rugby Club Luxembourg close its 41st year with a black tie soirée on Saturday.
“I’ve been to 15 [annual club galas] and the awards, the recognition of peoples’ contributions, is always the best part,” RCL president Dave Evans told Delano following the ceremony.
Paolo Tarakdjian was honoured with the JP Morgan award, for outstanding contribution to the juniors section.
Christophe Beaubron was honoured with the Patterson award, for outstanding contribution “off the field”.
Mauricio Morkun was named the most improved player for the season.
Paul Remedi was named player of the year.
Jeremy Ferre received the Hamish Irwin memorial award, for voluntary service “above and beyond” to the club.
Matt Wilson was cited as the “club man”, the player who goes “above and beyond” during the season.
“I would like to thank everybody that made 2013-2014 such a successful year and that’s not just the players but the people behind the scenes, the parents, the coaches and especially our generous sponsors,” Evans said.
The evening also featured tombola prizes: Michael Bryan won a return trip to London City airport on Luxair; Bridget Connolly drew a night out for 20 people on the Sales-Lentz “Cool Bus”; while Steve Karier received a Samsung Galaxy tablet from Orange.
The gala ball was held at the Hotel Parc Belle Vue in the city centre.