2024 HOF Nominations are OPEN – Due by April 1

Nominations for the Texas Rugby Union Hall of Fame Class of 2024 are now being accepted through March 15 April 1. Please fill out the nomination form below as directed. Do not send nominations to an individual.

Successful candidates will substantially meet some or all of the following criteria.

  • Longevity of service.
  • Diversity of roles and areas of service (e.g. player, coach, referee, admin, etc.).
  • Visibility (recognition on the national, International, regional stage).
  • Skill, achievement as a player.
  • Leadership in some or all of the above categories.
  • Character; difficult to define, but easy to recognize.

Note: Candidates for whom achievement can be shown in multiple criteria will have the best chance of election. Candidates who check only one or two boxes should have outstanding credentials in those particular areas.

This is a TRU Hall of Fame and it is important to understand that while many worthy candidates have been incomparable leaders —  even legends with a single club — successful candidates will be those who have a record of achievement at the state and higher levels. Clubs are encouraged to form their own Hall of Fame — as many have – to make sure all those deserving of recognition are honored. Please note that multiple nominations (several people nominating the same candidate) will not be accepted. In the event dual nominations are received, we will either put the nominators in touch with each other so they can submit a single nomination, or the most complete submission will be sent to voters. Submitting multiple nominations will not enhance chances for election.

When drafting the nomination, it will be helpful if you address several questions so that voters will have a complete picture of the candidate. These include:

  • Have you included the name of clubs played for and years of service and offices held in the club(s)?
  • Have you listed offices held at the state and other levels, or special recognition given to your nominee by a state organization and other levels of rugby? This would include other awards and honors in addition to positions of leadership.
  • If you are nominating primarily based on playing credentials, have you included select sides he/she was selected to, or highlighted other playing honors at the state, regional or national level? Similarly, if you are nominating a coach, referee, trainer, supporter, etc., have you included particularly noteworthy contributions to TRU rugby or the sport overall at higher levels?
  • In general, have you demonstrated that your candidate has made a significant contribution to the TRU, not just a particular club, or that he/she has achieved prominence on a broader stage while representing our Union? 

The narrative segment of the nomination form provides you with the opportunity to comprehensively convey to voters why your candidate deserves their support. Take advantage of this space to present a detailed and compelling case, going beyond just a few sentences.

We are here to help.  If you have any questions about the selection process or submitting a nomination, contact Paul Mabry.  If you need guidance on what to include in your narrative, either he can help or arrange for a HOF representative to reach out to you with assistance.

Thanks for your participation.

About the TRU Hall of Fame

The Texas Rugby Union Hall of Fame stands as a testament to the rich historical journey and the clubs that have been the backbone of rugby in our region. Since its inception in 2016, we’ve celebrated 10 distinguished nominees in our inaugural year, marking the beginning of a tradition to honor outstanding individuals annually.