Its the sense of community that sets us apart from other sports.
In our community, we have a collective of stories that have helped shape use - from the Ken Grayling Grandstand at Southern Suburbs to the Arthur Mallison Clubrooms at Woodville - there is a story behind them. Our Life Members and Elders are the custodians of our stories and feeling of community. We celebrate christening and birthdays, weddings and funerals at our clubs and with our clubs.
It is the community that shape our game, those sit on various committees - the Competition Advisory Committee, The Rugby Advisory Committee, Womens Advisory Committee, Junior Youth Committee and Judiciary.
The Don Smith Awards are a chance to celebrate all those that have had an impact on our community as well as the individual playing milestones.
Congratulations to all the Award Winners
Coopers Club Champion: Brighton RUFC
Coopers Alehouse Volunteer of the Year: Peter Jackson, Brighton Referees Association
Darryl Ryan Memorial Shield for Best Kept Grounds and Facilities: Southern Suburbs RUFC
HJ Rogers Memorial Shield for Administrative Services: Jayne Fishwick, Brighton RUFC
Top Team Tries, Women: Adelaide University RUFC
Bob Hogarth Top Team Tries Award, Old Collegians RFC, Premier
Neil Charter Shield for Junior Development: Dave Zeelen, Elizabeth RUFC and Roy Utting, Woodville RUFC
Ray Rosser Memorial Cup for Coach of the Year: Liam Smith, Onkaparinga RUFC
U18s Tackling Trophy: Harry Ashby, Southern Suburbs RUFC
Meredith Knowler Womens Tackling Trophy: Isabelle Carroll, Onkaparinga RUFC
Premier 2 Tackling Trophy: Troy Everson, Elizabeth RUFC
Sir Norman Jude Premier 1 Tackling Trophy: Andrew Brown, Brighton RUFC
Junior Maualaivao U18 Best & Fairest: Cameron Field, Brighton RUFC
Ray Herde U21 Best & Fairest: Isaac Allum-Henson, Burnside RUFC
Edna Reilly Medal Womens Best & Fairest: Laura Helbig, Burnside RUFC
Premier 2 Best & Fairest: Lewis Adcock, Woodville RUFC
Premier 1 Best Forward: Blair Marshall, Burnside RUFC
Premier 1 Best Back: Save Ronavuso, Southern Suburbs
Don Smith Medal Premier 1 Best & Fairest: Blair Marshall, Burnside RUFC
Most Outstanding Junior Referee: Caelan Doudle
RDO Coaches Award: Brett Hart
Presidents Award for Outstanding Services: Tristan Clements
Life Member Inductees
Basil Scott: Player Life Membership
Glen Millar: Player Life Membership
Roberto Sen: Player Life Membership
Ted Fidock: Player Life Membership
Peter Jones: Life Membership