THE ROSS STRUDWICK
BRL HERITAGE ROUND
The opening round of the BRL season is the annual Valleys Diehards Heritage Round.
In 2019 we honoured a truly extra-ordinary Diehard ... the iconic Ross Strudwick. A brilliant scheming halfback and general. A brilliant tactical coach. His contribution to Valleys goes beyond his wonderful achievements as a player and coach.
GERRY FITZPATRICK MEDAL
The Man of the Match in the annual Heritage Round receives the Gerry Fitzpatrick Medal in honour of one of our greatest, most loved and respected Diehards. Valleys Captain Liam Herrington was the inaugural recipient with Gerry's wife Debbie and son Hugh on hand to present. 2018 was Chris Aiton. In 2019 Moses Noovao-McGreal was the recipient.
TRUE BLUE DIEHARDS JUNIOR TEAM PRESENTATION
Each season a new group of Diehards will be honoured with the naming of a junior team in honour of them. All teams and their honouree are presented to the crowd before the BRL game. Click here to see the 2017-2019 True Blue Diehards.
The 2020 True Blue Diehards will be announced at the Heritage Round.