Entries are now open for the Rugby Expo Dinner & Awards 2013, a celebration of outstanding off-the-field performance in rugby which will take place at Twickenham Stadium on the evening of Wednesday 13th November.

Following on from the success of last year's event, the Rugby Expo Dinner & Awards 2013 will attract over 200 representatives from the sport and industry, in appreciation of individual, club and sponsor achievements as well as giving recognition to the unsung heroes of the sport from the grass roots game.
The awards are free to enter and will be debated by a panel made up of industry experts, including:

  • Tony Copsey - Chairman of Rugby Expo Awards and Director, Copsey Consultancy
  • John Hockey - Chairman, Rugby Ventures
  • Kevin Roberts - Editorial director, Sport Business Group
  • Dan Jones - Lead partner, Sports Business Group, Deloitte
  • Nick Chesworth - Head of rugby, IMG
  • Steve Martin - CEO, M&C Saatchi
  • Lawrence Dallaglio OBE - Former England International and founder, Dallaglio Foundation
  • Ben Kay MBE - Former England International and TV presenter, ESPN
  • Mark Evans - CEO, Melbourne Storm
  • Jon Varney - Partner, Pitch International LLP
  • Louisa Cheetham - Senior sponsorship and communications manager, Aviva
  • Giles Morgan - Global head of sponsorship & events, HSBC Holdings


It will be the responsibility of the judging panel to decide on a worthy winner in the 'outstanding contribution to rugby' category. This year's categories are:

  • Sponsor of the year
  • Rugby event of the year
  • Venue of the year
  • Junior club of the year
  • Marketing campaign of the year
  • Technical innovation
  • Community programme of the year
  • Outstanding contribution to rugby


To enter, simply click here to fill in a short online form. You will then receive confirmation and a request for further details should your entry make the shortlist. This will be announced once the deadline has closed on Friday 4th October.

Places to attend the Rugby Expo Dinner & Awards 2013 are now on sale, priced as follows:

Individual places
£150 + VAT

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

Exhibitors and sponsors confirmed for Rugby Expo 2013 are eligible for preferential rates - please contact Jason McMahon on the details below for more information.

If you would like to book your place or to discuss sponsorship opportunities as part of the Rugby Expo Dinner & Awards 2013, please contact Jason McMahon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on +44 (0) 7881 288900.

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