PREMIERSHIP RUGBY is delighted to confirm that Tom Walkinshaw, Martin Johnson, Rob Baxter, Ed Morrison, Lewis Moody and George Chuter will be inducted into its Hall of Fame at a prestigious ceremony on 22 January at the HAC in London.
The sextet of rugby legends will become part of a select group of players, coaches, officials and administrators to be part of English club rugby’s only Hall of Fame.
Johnson, Baxter, Morrison, Chuter and Moody will be present, while Walkinshaw – who passed away in 2010 – will be represented by his son Ryan, currently the majority shareholder at Gloucester Rugby.
The Dinner – which has both British Airways and Heathrow Express as partners – will raise money for both Sport Relief and The Supporters Club.
“The six men represent a who’s who of professional club rugby in England and we are delighted to welcome them into our Hall of Fame,” said Phil Winstanley the Rugby Director at Premiership Rugby.
“In the list we have two Rugby World Cup winners, one of Aviva Premiership Rugby’s leading coaches, a man who refereed a Rugby World Cup Final, a player who played more than 200 Premiership matches and a club owner who left an indelible mark on the game here in England. A formidable line-up.
“The Hall of Fame Dinner has become a significant date in the rugby calendar as it gives us a chance to look back on 18 years of professional rugby in England.”
The event is supporting Sport Relief and The Supporters Club. The Supporters Club is an exciting new initiative which brings together BT, its BT Sport Partners and Comic Relief, using the power of sport to help disadvantaged young people, both here in the UK and around the world. As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. All the money raised by the public helps people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. Your support can help to make a dramatic difference to the lives of these people.
“Tables are selling fast so we would urge anyone who wants to come along to get in touch as soon as possible. It will be a great night in terrific company,” said Premiership Rugby’s Commercial Director, Dominic Hayes.
The Dinner includes a drinks reception, three-course dinner and entertainment. You will be in the company of some of Premiership Rugby’s most illustrious players.
To book a table or individual seats or for further information please call David Haggart on 020 8831 7900 and [email protected]
A person can be inducted into the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame if:
They have made an exceptional contribution to Premiership Rugby since it was formed in 1997.
Players inducted into the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame should be:
Premiership Rugby will also consider administrators, coaches, referees, media and rugby personalities who do not meet the playing criteria but have made an exceptional contribution to Premiership Rugby.
Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)
The Supporters Club fund is managed by Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England & Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)