The Bay's remarkable year brings about new challenges and they recognise the need to be prepared to carry the mantle of champions and no longer be the underdogs. Players received rewards in various categories with First XV captain Graham Knoop deservedly receiving his team's Player of the Year award. Coaches Benade and Ryan van Niekerk, along with team manager Ian Morris (amongst others) received Club Honours, while Vice Chairman Graham Garbers was made an Honorary Life Member.
The most popular recipient of the evening undoubtedly was Mrs Fatima Brink, mother of scrumhalf Ridhaa Damon, who received the Jean Clarke Trophy for the Outstanding Supporter of 2016. Mrs Brink never misses a game, irrespective of weather or venue and her dedication was suitably recognised and accompanied by a standing ovation to boot.