We asked and you nominated! And we can now reveal the people and teams who have been shortlisted for Ospreys Region Community Awards to be presented on 15th June.
The much-anticipated Ospreys Region Community Awards Nightreturns on 15th June at The Orangery in Margam Park and we’re delighted to be able to announce the shortlist for the evening’s eight awards.
Following our request for nominations they flooded in from all corners of Ospreylia with people eager to recognise the wonderful men and women that make rugby happen around our region.
With so many deserving nominees it was a hard job that faced the judging panel but they felt that the shortlisted people and teams hit all the criteria and were individuals who went above and beyond in their category.
The 2017/18 Ospreys Region Community Awards Shortlist is:
Mini and Junior Volunteer of the Year
Dean Davies – Penlan RFC
Emma Turner – Valley Ravens
Stephen Rawlings – Ystradgynlais RFC
Youth Volunteer of the Year
Michael Dyer – Ospreys U18s
Rhian Edwards – Dulais Valley Rugby
Liam Allan – Ystradgynlais RFC
Young Volunteer of the Year
Michael Bevan – Aberavon
Jamie Kirkhouse – Bishopgore Comprehensive
Jacob Thomas – Tondu RFC
Women and Girls Volunteer of the Year
Becky Watkins – Morriston RFC
Adrian Howells – Seven Sisters RFC
Josh Humphries – Ospreys U18s girls
Referee of the year
Steffan Anderson Thomas
Most Inspirational Person
Tracey Balmer – Bridgend Sports RFC
Siwan Lillicrap – Swansea RFC
Linda Daniel – Dulais Valley Rugby
Team of the Year
Swansea RFC Womens
Bridgend Athletic Youth
Dereck “Deco” Davies Lifetime Achievement Award
Allyn Hawkes – Crynant RFC
Mike Rush – Penlan RFC
Noir James – Ystalyfera RFC
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated, and to those who made the final three in their category. We look forward to seeing you at the Awards Evening.
If you wish to join them at the OSPARS, tickets are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They cost £25 per person (including dinner, guest speakers and entertainment) and can be purchased individually or by table of ten. The deadline to book your place at the dinner is Friday 25th May so don’t miss out on what promises to be a fantastic evening, get in touch today.