Robert Purdham Rewarded at Man of Steel Awards 2011
Rob and Sarah Purdham were the guests of honour on the Robert’s Testimonial table on 3rd October 2011at the 2011 Engage Man of Steel Awards, hosted by Eddie Hemmings and Brian Carney of Sky Sports.
Rob and Sarah were accompanied by members of Rob’s Testimonial Committee, plus some longstanding friends and supporters of Robert’s Super League career at London Broncos, Harlequins Rugby League and London Rugby League.
Rugby League’s premier awards night, attended by over 300 guests, enjoyed a three course dinner, interspersed with the 2011 Super League season’s awards. The surprise, particularly for Rob himself, was his own Super League Outstanding Contribution Award to recognise his long service to the competition. The photographs show Robert being interviewed by Eddie Hemmings of Sky Sports and the official picture with his award.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their evening ahead of the 2011 Grand Final and for those lucky enough to get a room at the venue, the Hilton Hotel in Manchester, all were roused from their beds at 4am on Tuesday, by a fire alarm and stood outside in Deansgate until after 5am, fortunately it was only an electrical fault.