THE BATTERED RELIC TROPHY AND OTHER AWARDS

THE BATTERED RELIC TROPHY

Won by "I Cangrandi" during the tournament in Trieste in 2012, this antique copper teapot was introduced by the "Dutch exiles" teams at the first European festival organized by them. The prize, won in the first sdition by the Wales team of Swansea, is now in the hands of the Swedish Vintage Vikings and will be brought by them to Verona to be entrusted to the team that most embodied the spirit of the Golden Oldies during the Festival. In the words of David Haynes, who introduced it:

“When I was looking for a prize for the Festival I first went to look for the normal shields, plates and cups, but I did not think this was the spirit of the Festival, so I decided to look for something old and maybe chipped and damaged. I spent about 4 hours walking around the city looking at second – hand and antique shops when I came across the can! It was just like old rugby players: it was bright, just like most of us; it had seen better days, who hasn’t; it was dented, just like many old players feel after a good hard game. Somebody tried to solder and repair the can in places and many Golden Oldies Players have been patched up over the years…. It was in my opinion the perfect symbol for an Oldies Rugby Festival.”
OTHER AWARDS
  • the team that comes from further away
  • the team with the most particular uniform
  • the nicest team
  • the team with greater fair play
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
  • the oldest player
  • the heaviest player
  • the player with the longest beard
  • the best female player
English
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