7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"Tonight was a chance to honour some of the people who have dedicated the majority of their lives and spare time to sport and often the development of youngsters in that sport," said Elvin.
Gosforth RFC president Malcolm Stokoe also picked up an award for his dedication to the Newcastle club.
Rising to first team captain at the age of 20, Stokoe joined the committee while still lacing up his boots before managing the colts side.
Now also Northumberland U20s secretary and RFU student liaison officer, he said: "It's fantastic to receive something like this.
"I've only ever done what I have through a love of rugby and a desire to help others enjoy their love of the same sport."