The 2011 UCTRFC dinner was once again held at Kelvin Grove, and, being the world cup with SA still in the hunt the theme was formal with a touch of bokke. The event also doubled as the League Winning Victory celebration as it was held on the day of the final match.
Unlike last year’s event there were a few more hiccups the next day, thanks to the wise words of encouragement from one of the guest speakers on the night-Dobbo. Apart from numerous breakages, using the wrong bars and a waiter nearly losing his life, there were no serious ramifications and our name may still be in-tact at Kelvin Grove. Altogether, about 190 people attended the dinner – players, partners, coaches, managers, physio’s and of course the Ikeys Vibe Masters.
Our two guest speakers were John ‘Dobbo’ Dobson and Robert ‘Flekkie’ Fleck. Their well prepared and thought out speeches played out to the crowd very well, a great message came across and the players seemed to have a good appreciation of what was said.
Dinner Gallery by Peter van As
The following players received the 2011 awards – congrats to all of you!
Most improved u21 player – Chris Roberts
Most valuable u21 player – Josh Katsen
Personality of the year – Adriaan Botha
Jan E. Hellings Trophy – most improved rugby player: Digby Webb
Alan Solomons Trophy for Service to the club: Andrew Dell/Dan Weber
Supporters Player of the year- Wes Chetty/Nick Holton
Players Player 4ths / Moss XV Ryan Massey
Players Player U20A Guy Muller
Players Player U20B Matthew Mellville
Players Player U20 C Dale Stephens