Cayman rugby celebrates

| 21/06/2011

(CRFU): The Cayman Rugby Football Union celebrated the 2011 local rugby season with their Trinity Fund Administration sponsored annual player’s dinner on Friday 17 June. The traditionally all male affair which is now open to female rugby players and more recently guests and partners, was attended by 215 people at the Arts and Recreation Centre at Camana Bay. The evening provided an opportunity for  friends, family, colleagues and team mates to celebrate a year of all things Rugby in Cayman and thank volunteers, staff members and sponsors without whose support the continued successes of Rugby in the Cayman Islands wouldn’t be possible.

Guest speaker for the event was scheduled to be former England Captain, 2003 Rugby World Cup winner and British and Irish Lion Phil Vickery but an unexpected last minute apology allowed former England and British and Irish Lions and Leicester scrum half Harry Ellis (above) to step in and regale the attendees with stories of his bright professional playing career which was abruptly ended in 2010 due to a recurring knee injury.

2010 player awards:

Most improved female player (Sponsored by DMS Organization): LIZ AUSTIN
Female players’ player award (Sponsored by STUARTS WALKER HERSANT): CARA HENNESY-COLGAN
Female player of the year (Sponsored by Heineken Light): LISA BIRD
Junior male player of the year (Sponsored by CRFU Angels): MORGAN HAYWARD
Most improved male player (Sponsored by Artifacts): TOM MANN
Magners Player of the Year (Sponsored by Magners Cider): ETIENNE DUVENAGE

The Club Person of the Year award, which is awarded to the individual who volunteers the most time and effort to Cayman Rugby went to GEOFF BECK for his tireless work with the CRFU Disciplinary Panel and the Referees’ Association.
The CRFU would like to give a special thank you to all their Partners & Sponsors for the 2010/11 season especially;
Gold Partner: MAPLES
Silver Partner: Logic
Bronze Partners: IToutsource Ltd, Hews, Z99, Heineken, Caymanian Compass, International Rugby Board, Cayman Islands Government Department of Sport, Cayman Islands Olympic Committee
Gold Sponsors: Greenlight RE, Cayman Rehab services,
Silver Sponsors: Mourant, PWC, Fidelity, Global Capital Management
Bronze Sponsors: Scotiabank, DHL, Queensgate, John Doak Architecture, Water Authority, Krys Global, AR Scott Ltd, ABC trenching, OMNI Career search
CRFU & CJRDF Associate sponsors & Donors: Cayman Islands Helicopters, Conyers Dill & Pearman, RE/MAX, Pool Patrol, Trinity, Otis air conditioning, Comfort Suites, Butterfield, Pestkill, MCS, Cayman National Trust (Co) Ltd., Trinity Fund Administration Company Limited, Mr. and Mrs. Tonge, Derek Haines
A big thank you for the catering services for the evening provided by Mise En Place and decorations provided by Lions Productions.

Years Club / team Caps (points)

2001–2010 Leicester Tigers 173 (145)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points) 2004–2009
2009 England British and Irish Lions 27 1 (25) (0)


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