On July 8th, the Cru dressed in their finest and enjoyed a fabulous dinner to round off the season. This year, six awards and one bonus were handed out to a lucky few: congratulations to all.

Player of the Year (by Opposition MVPs): Matthew Foster
Foster’s ‘human bowling’ approach to attacking play earned him the most MVP games as chosen by the opposition, and half of the Player of the Year title.

Player of the Year (by Crusader MVPs): Reece Morgan
Reece’s adaptability and work rate led to the most MVP games as chosen by the Crusaders, along with his half of the Player of the Year mantle.

Ironman: Matthew Sparrow
Racking up over 1500 minutes on the pitch and countless more lost in the Roppongi jungle, Matt Sparrow picks up the Ironman trophy.

Clubman of the Year: Sean Gibson
Gibbo’s commitment to sideline management, high fashion and chu-hai-ing his mates saw the Cru’s 20-year veteran stride to the Clubman award.

Most Improved: Corey Carter
Taking everything on the chin – quite literally – Corey’s progress on the pitch earned him the title of Most Improved.

Captain’s Award: Gen Hirano
Gen’s brilliant promo posters and videos always drummed up anticipation, and in lieu of a National Geographic photography prize, he takes home this year’s Captain’s Award.

Long Service Award: Stewart Henwood, Sean Gibson, Andy Howard, Frank Saffery, Travis Dixon, Ev Hitchman and Gen Hirano
Proudly wearing the Cru badge for several seasons, these stalwarts were the lucky recipients of the inaugural Cru caps.




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