Commander Brian Weeks Royal Navy was for many years the drive and energy behind Navy Youth Rugby serving the cause as Secretary and then Chairman. Through his efforts many players were identified and nurtured for future success in both Naval and International colours. These included Spencer Brown, the Navy’s last full international and also Si Burns and Dave Sibson. Two players who are both in the top ten of most caps won by Navy players.
On leaving the Service he was awarded Life Membership in 1991. In his memory the Brian Weeks trophy is awarded to the best aged group player in the lead up to and including the Inter Services Tournament. It was first awarded in 2007. The inaugural winner was Wayne John in what turned out to be an Inter Service year. He along with fellow winners Jonny Stephen and Dennis Scotthorne went on to win their Senior caps. Like Wayne, Dennis won it the year he was captain, another season when the Navy U23′s lifted the Inter Service title.
In 2017 Scott Makepeace made a little piece of history when he became the first capped player to receive the award. Like Dennis Scothorne, Scott played second row and was an U23XV Inter Service winning captain. In lifting hte trophy following a comprehensive win over the RAF and a draw with the Army Scott ensured that the U23XV class of 2017 became the second most successful team in the RNRU's history.
|Year||The Brian Weeks Trophy||No.|
|2020||Keaton Leyland-Jones - Flanker|
|2019||Kai Alton - Prop|
|2018||Scott Makepeace - 2nd Row||734|
|2017||Tom Hughes - Prop/Hooker|
|2016||Gareth John Rees - Scrum Half||723|
|2015||Jack Basher - Openside Flanker|
|2014||Edd Pascoe - Second Row||718|
|2013||John Barnett - Blindside Flanker|
|2012||Ratu ' Toots' Vakalutukali - Backrow||712|
|2011||Dennis Scotthorne - Second Row||677|
|2010||Jonny Stephen - Scrum Half||678|
|2009||Ed Gaught - Hooker|
|2008||Wayne 'Cowboy' John - Scrum Half||665|