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RFU Lifetime Award for Elfyn Pugh

RFU Lifetime award to Staffordshires own Elfyn Pugh. On 3rd December following the England v Australia match at Twickenham

Elfyn was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by England Coach, Eddie Jones,in recognition of his contribution to Coaching over the last 45+ years.

The whole weekend was a very enjoyable experience – accommodation at a lovely hotel in Richmond, a tour of the Twickenham stadium including the ‘state of the art’ changing rooms,

Gymnasium, medical facilities, Sky studio and a very interesting talk by Head Groundsman – Keith on the work involved in maintaining the pitch in top condition. Lunch, tickets for the match followed by dinner, after which the presentations were made and we had the opportunity to meet some of the players.

During his years of involvement with Staffordshire Rugby Union, Elfyn has served on several committees and had the honour of being President in 2002/2004.

Elfyn is very grateful to Staffordshire Rugby Union for nominating him for this prestigious award – the whole occasion will be remembered for many years to come.

Married to Kath, Elfyn has lived in the Black Country for more than half a century.

He qualified as an RFU Preliminary Award holder in 1970 and coached at schools across the region.

Pugh has held every position at Willenhall from fixture secretary, secretary, vice-chairman, chairman and now president and served on a number of county committees.

He was also president of Staffordshire Rugby Union between 2002 and 2004.

His special day at Twickenham saw him meet not only Jones, who has transformed England’s fortunes as they target New Zealand’s world record of 18 straight wins – they’re on 14 since the demoralising World Cup campaign under Stuart Lancaster – but also Sir Clive Woodward, who was in the commentary box.