Ospreys Women announce Robyn Lock as Player of the Year

Didi Rugby Swansea owner Robyn Lock has been announced as Player of the Year at the Ospreys Women’s Rugby Club annual awards evening.

On a night to remember at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, she was presented with the Elli Norkett Memorial Award, sponsored by Asphalt Surfacing.

Elli was a Swansea Ladies/Ospreys and Wales international rugby player who was killed in a car crash aged just 20 last year. She was much-loved by her team mates who played a memorial game in her honour this week.

Robyn beat fellow nominees Natalia John and Kerin Lake to the award and said she was delighted to receive the recognition in the company of some fantastic players.

“Receiving an award that recognises the hard work and contribution Elli put into the women’s game across Wales is a complete honour,” said Robyn.

didi Rugby Swansea owner Robyn Lock is an Ospreys award winner

Making Elli proud

“I know that everyone who knew her plans to do her proud and I just hope I’ve done that this season.”

It has been an amazing year for Robyn off the pitch too with such a successful launch of her new didi franchise which has received incredible support from children, parents, businesses in the Swansea region.

One of the those classes also saw Wales rugby legend, Gareth Thomas visit and pay tribute to Robyn’s work in the community. The footage of his visit appeared on BBC Wales’ Six Nations coverage.

Didi Rugby Swansea will be running summer camps right through August and regular classes are now taking place in Gorseinon, Glais, Gendros, St Helens and West Cross.