2023 WPRFU Awards evening

PUBLISHED: November 30, 2023

The 2023 Western Province Rugby Football Union Awards evening was held at Kelvin Grove on Wednesday night.

It was a memorable occasion as the best and brightest in local community rugby were recognised, while eight DHL Western Province players received their senior caps.

The clubs who won the various league competitions under the WPRFU banner were recognised before the stand-out individuals from the 2023 season.

Stellenbosch University loose forward Gift Dlamini walked away with the Club Rugby Player of the year award after playing an influential role for the Super League A winners. Azisa Mkiva was recognised as the DHL WP Women’s Player of the Year.

Craven Week superstar fullback JC Mars was named the DHL WP School’s Player of the Year, while Anja Le Roux claimed the DHL WP Junior Girls Player of the Year.

Club Rugby Sevens Player of the Year was Ronaldo Daniels and Dyllan Francke the Club Rugby Referee of the Year.

The keynote address was given by SARU CEO Rian Oberholzer and WPRFU General Manager Danny Jones also gave a word of thanks to all staff and the various individuals who bring amateur rugby to life.

Award winners:

Super League U20 C: Kraaifontein
Super League U20 B: CPUT
Super League U20 A: Hamilton RFC
Sunday League: Young Attackers
Metro League: Watsonia
City League: Gardens
Northern League: Sir Lowrians
Southern League: Atlantis
Paarl Region: Young Gardens
Regional second round: Violets
Womens League Group 2: UWC
Womens League Group 1: Brackenfell
WPRFU Score Club 7s winner: St Georges
Paarl Region (Knockout): Lower Paarl
Promotion League: Strand United
Super League C: Hamediehs
Super League B: SK Walmers
Super League A: Stellenbosch

Individual awards:

DHL WP Junior Girls Player of the Year: Anja Le Roux
DHL WP School’s Player of the Year: JC Mars
Club Rugby Sevens Player of the Year: Ronaldo Daniels
Club Rugby Referee of the Year: Dyllan Francke
Women’s Player of the Year: Azisa Mkiva
Club Rugby Player of the Year: Gift Dlamini