“The last 12 months have been unlike any other and have seen the rugby landscape change considerably. During these challenging times, our community game has had to evolve and innovate in order to continue to deliver, and engage with members. The 2021 Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year will help to recognise and celebrate the volunteers for their achievements and efforts, both on and off the field, during this unprecedented year.To reflect the challenges clubs have faced, and recognise the outstanding contribution volunteers have made to both their rugby clubs and the wider community, this year’s national awards will focus on three specific categories:
• Resilience in Rugby Volunteer Award
• Beyond Rugby Volunteer Award
• Diversity & Inclusion Volunteer Award Nominations could be for an individual, or a team of volunteers within the community game, who have gone above and beyond over the course of the pandemic.
As with previous years, the aim of the programme continues to be to thank volunteers for their contribution to the game, and beyond. Please read the description of each award in full before submitting your nomination. We have also created some Top Tips to consider when writing your application. Nominations will open from Tuesday 23rd March and close at midnight on Sunday 2nd May. Finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony in the summer, where the winners of each category will be announced. To recognise a volunteer, or a group of volunteers, who have gone above and beyond since the start of the pandemic to deliver rugby activity in new and innovative ways, supported the local community to overcome challenges or shown outstanding commitment to improve diversity within the game.”
We know that in Cornwall there a many volunteers who are doing a great job in our clubs. The news this week of the success of Jade Atkins of Falmouth RFC in the 2020 awards should be an inspiration to our clubs to get nominating.
More info re categories here: https://bit.ly/3ceOI7g
Nominate here: https://bit.ly/2Pmy6Bw