Entries are now open for the Rugby Expo Awards 2012, a celebration of outstanding off-the-field performance in rugby which will take place at a star-studded Awards Dinner at Twickenham on the evening of Wednesday 14 November.

All awards are free to enter and will celebrate individual, sponsor and club achievements, as well as giving recognition to the unsung heroes of the sport who work tirelessly behind the scenes and in the grassroots game.

This year’s categories are:

• Sponsor of the year
• Innovation in marketing
• Innovation in training/technical products
• Community programme of the year
• Rugby event of the year
• Rugby venue of the year
• Junior club of the year
• Outstanding contribution to rugby

Following on from the success of the inaugural event last year, the awards will again be judged by an industry-leading expert panel including ex-England international and Rugby World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, M&C Saatchi CEO Steve Martin, lead partner for Deloitte’s sports business group Dan Jones and Dominic Rumbles, head of communications for the IRB.

To enter, please click here to visit the Rugby Expo website where you can download an entry form. Please note that the deadline for entries is 17:00 on Wednesday 10th October.

For more information on the awards categories and further details on who can enter, click here to view the Rugby Expo Awards brochure.
Tickets to attend the Rugby Expo Awards Dinner are available now and include entry to the pre-dinner drinks reception, a three course meal including wine and drinks throughout, completed with tea and coffee.

Places are limited so if you would like to book your place or a table for your club or company please contact Jason McMahon at jason@rugbyexpo.com or on +44 (0) 7881 288900.

Individual places
£150 + VAT

Hosting a table
Half table (five places) £700 + VAT
Full table (ten places) £1350 + VAT

Award Sponsorship
£1000 + VAT plus the purchase of at least one full table of ten places
Make your mark at the Rugby Expo Awards by sponsoring one of the awards. Benefit from promotion at the event and the opportunity to personally present your award as well as pre and post event exposure.

If you have any questions relating to the Rugby Expo Awards, please contact Lauren Applegarth at lauren@rugbyexpo.com

Editor’s Notes

Rugby Expo 2012 is the fourth occurrence of the event and will take place on 14 – 15 November at Twickenham Stadium, London.

The event, which combines an unrivalled conference programme, master class workshops and a live exhibition, is set to attract 1000 delegates and 40 exhibitors from the global rugby industry, providing those in attendance with ideal environment for learning of the latest developments in the game, networking and generating new business opportunities.

For all media enquiries, please contact Kevin Roberts, Event Consultant, using +44 (0) 7710 192960, kevin@rugbyexpo.com

For additional information, please contact Jonathan Wilson, Event Director, +44 (0) 7980 826781, jonathan@rugbyexpo.com