Secure Trading presents ‘The England Sevens Player of the Year’ award to Richard de Carpentier!

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 10: Richard de Carpentier winner of The Secure Trading Sevens player of the year with Rob Vickerman and Laurent Dhaeyer during the RPA Players’ Awards 2017 at Battersea Evolution on May 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

As the principal partner of England Sevens rugby, we had the pleasure of being part of the RPA Players’ Awards 2017 ceremony this week that commemorates the Sevens season.  Laurent Dhaeyer – our managing director – stood alongside renowned ex-England Sevens player and captain, Rob Vickerman, to present England Sevens forward, Richard de Carpentier, with the prestigious ‘England Sevens Player of the Year’ award.

Richard de Carpentier commented on his win: “I am completely over the moon to win this award. Looking back at the previous winners, I’m immensely proud to have my name alongside theirs and I’m honoured to have the support and respect of my teammates.”

The full list of winners can be found here:

The awards night also included a silent auction in support of the RPA charity, Restart Rugby, which provides financial and practical support to players and families during difficult times; including medical treatment, rehabilitation equipment, counselling, education and career transition.