Volunteering

Young Rugby Ambassador: Driving Rugby Forward

Being part of the Young Rugby Ambassador (YRA) programme gives you the opportunity to gain recognition for your involvement in supporting rugby – there are countless ways to get involved and valuable benefits including learning professional skills and stash.

Who can be a YRA?

Anybody aged 14-25 and wants to support rugby in their local area. This can be at your club, school, college, university or within your community – wherever you feel you can contribute. You can be with a group of mates or just on your own supported by your club, tutor, teacher or committee.

You can decide how often and for how long you help out. It could be refereeing a match once a week or helping out at an event once a year. There’s a huge variety of ways to support rugby in your area, from managing a club’s social media to coaching minis and juniors.

Here are some the ways you can get involved on and off the pitch:

  • Ambassador roles
  • Refereeing
  • Coaching
  • Events organising
  • Social Media

If you have any questions about any of these roles, you can email YRA2015@RFU.com.

Want to say thank you to your club volunteers?

Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme

England Rugby and Mitsubishi Motors have developed the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme to provide grassroots rugby clubs with opportunities to recognise and reward the volunteers who make up an integral part of the game. You can access information about this award here.

The Kent RFU Volunteer Awards 2018

The Kent RFU Volunteer Awards invitational dinner will be held again in 2018  to celebrate the achievements of our volunteers in the county. Nominations will be requested in the new year. See here for last year’s winners and the categories.