Rugby Manitoba Annual Awards
The Annual Awards Program recognizes the top individuals in 5 categories each year with the winners announced at an Annual Awards Luncheon in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting.
Awards Categories & Selection Committees
There are seven categories included in the Annual Awards program. Please click on each category for a list of criteria. All nominations are brought forward to the Board of Directors which act as the Selection Committee for the Awards.
Please note only the awards in bold are open for nominations. Please see the descriptions for each award further down the page.
- Ray Skett Award (Coach of the Year)
- Junior Male Athlete of the Year (18 years and under)
- Junior Female Athlete of the Year (18 years and under)
- Senior Male Athlete of the Year (19 years and up)
- Senior Female Athlete of the Year (19 years and up)
- President's Award
- David Barnes Spirit of the Game Award
- Rugby Manitoba Award (Volunteer of the Year)
Rugby Manitoba Award Descriptions
Ray Skett Award (Coach of the Year)
The purpose of the Raymond Skett Award is to recognize outstanding achievements and significant contributions to Coaching Rugby in Manitoba and is presented to the Coach who portrays dedication, commitment and perseverance in furthering the game of Rugby in Manitoba. This Annual Award was first presented in 1991 and is named after its first recipient, Raymond Skett.
Junior Athlete of the Year (18 years and under)
This is open to any Rugby Manitoba athletes who was a member of on the Provincial fifteens or sevens programs in 2017 in either the U18 or U16 team categories.
Senior Athlete of the Year (18 years and under)
This is open to any Rugby Manitoba athletes who was a member of on the Provincial fifteens or sevens programs in 2017. They must be 19 by the end of 2017 or older in terms of age.
Rugby Manitoba Award (Volunteer of the Year)
This annual award is presented to the individual who has displayed dedication and commitment, to the game of rugby and its organization throughout the years.
This award is selected by the President of the Rugby Manitoba Union and recognizes the individual who has shown commitment, dedication and provided a significant contribution to Rugby Manitoba during the year.
David Barnes Spirit of the Game Award
Awarded to the team which best displays sportsmanship and plays the game in its “true spirit”. The Manitoba Association of Rugby Referees evaluates teams throughout the season and tabulates the results at the end of the year in order to determine a winner.