Charlotte Evans nominated for Lawson keys Women’s player of the year 2015

Congratulations to our very own Swieqi Overseas RUFC Women’s player Charlotte Evans on her nomination for the Lawson keys Women’s player of the year 2015.

Here what she’s got to say…


I was nominated for the Lawson keys Women’s player of the year 2015 before I left from England to start a new life in Malta.

It all began with Hannah Harrision’s, a long standing member of Sheffield Ladies, sending in a nomination a few months ago. I was then selected and was one of the final 5 who were officially nominated and invited down the home of English rugby, Twickenham.

However the move to Malta left me a little down on cash and I very nearly declined my VIP invite until Sheffield Rugby Club (my old club) and Overseas (my new club) came to the rescue and between them bought my flights and train tickets so I could experience this once in a life time moment.

The day consisted of cream tea at 3:30pm, followed by a tour of the areas of the stadium us normal folk never get to see. It started with the England changing rooms, of which we sat in the cubicles and pretended just for a moment that we were elite. Then on to pitch side, of course naturally I sat myself on the bench and simply soaked in the atmosphere. After the tour all the nominees where then reunited with the guests who came along to support them, with a glass of Champagne in each hand we all took to pitch side for copious amounts of selfies, as well as trying to touch the actual turf while security where not looking (security where too good so this did not happen). Then it was on then on to the evening. We had a 3 course meal and the wine was flowing, to these awards everyone had been invited, from the current players to ex-players, the mini and juniors and of course the ladies. Once again showing how a rugby family will always stick together young and old.

I was nominated alongside:

  • Zira Handley – Saracens Woman
  • Lauren Delaney – Bletchley RFC
  • Maggie Alphonsi – Saracens Woman
  • Lucy Meadley – Carlisle Cougars and Cumbria

The evening was wonderful great food and great company. Alas I did not win however a fellow northerner Lucy Meadly did; and fully deserved it. Having played alongside and against her I felt it could not have gone to some one more deserving.

The awards are the first of their kind and will hopefully continue for years to come. So all you teams in England keep a look out and get nominating because that’s exactly what Hannah did and I had the best day ever.

Thank you once again to Sheffield Rugby Club and Overseas Rugby club for funding my trip back to England.