Catalans to be honoured at BBC SPOTY awards

Drew Darbyshire

Catalans are set to be honoured at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards on Sunday. 

The Dragons will be honoured on Sunday at the 65th BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

The ceremony takes place in Birmingham this year and almost 15,000 guests will attend, along with several million watching the BBC.

Catalans will gain recognition for their achievement in becoming the first ever non-British team to win the Challenge Cup in its 122-year existence.

Dragons’ president Bernard Guasch will attend the ceremony with Steve McNamara, Tony Gigot and Rémi Casty.
On attending the SPOTY awards, Guasch said: “I am very honored by this invitation, it is a very nice recognition for the club.

“This is another great spotlight for our club and it will be part of those extraordinary moments that followed our victory in the final.

“We do not measure the scope of this event but it will be a real honor to be represented in the middle of the gratin of the British sport.

“We have definitely won the respect of the English sporting world following this first trophy and this invitation will give even more value to our title. ”

Catalans coach Steve McNamara added: “The Sports Personality of the Year is the main sporting award in England.

“This event attracts the most important personalities and sports teams but also millions of viewers in prime time on the BBC.

“Our presence at this evening is the result of our victory in the final of the Challenge Cup.

“It is a great honor for our club to be invited to this prestigious ceremony considered as one of the major awards in English sport. “