This trophy was introduced in the 2012/2013 season and was first presented, by Mike, on the night before the 2013 Army Navy match.

Mike Connolly first capped for the Navy in 1974, captain in 1982, Head Coach of the unbeaten side of 1986/87, coached the Combined Services to their first win over the Barbarians and former coach of the Mariners

The award citation reads:

"The Mike Connolly Award is given to the member of the Royal Navy Mariners Rugby Union Squad who has made the most impact through . . .

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