Volunteering

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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 County RFU Volunteer Awards 4th June 2020

Every year we have our own Volunteer Awards Evening which is hugely successful in rewarding our volunteers in the county who every week commit their valuable time to their clubs. So successful that this model has been adopted by other counties to recognise their volunteers. Nominations are requested every year for the following awards. See here for 2019 winners.

The Nominations for 2020 are now open and close on 24th April. 

This year the award categories shown below are more inclusive and therefore relate to both genders for each category.

Kent County RFU President’s Award
This will go to a club person, an unsung hero who makes an all-round significant contribution to the success of a club. This includes on the pitch and off the pitch contributions that continues to support their home club.

Kent County RFU Mini Rugby Volunteer Award
This award will go to a volunteer who has been nominated by their club as making a significant contribution to the mini section of their club.

Kent County RFU Junior Rugby Volunteer Award
This award will go to a volunteer who has been nominated by their club as making a significant contribution to the junior section of their club

Kent County RFU Senior Rugby Volunteer Award
This award will go to a volunteer who has been nominated by their club as making a significant contribution to the male or female senior sections of the club.

Kent County RFU Young Persons Volunteer  Award (14-24)
This award will go to a Young person (aged 14-24). This person continues to drive the core values of Rugby within their community supporting their club or county on or off the pitch.

Kent County RFU Spirit of Rugby Award
This award is to recognise volunteer non-players who make significant contributions to their club or wider community. Be it facilitating training opportunities, back office administration or taking the Rugby core values into external organisations this volunteer upholds and actively promotes club/county rugby.

Kent County RFU Match Official Award  **NEW FOR 2020**
This award is specific to those who make the game a reality, whether its running the line on a Sunday morning for a junior game, or picking up a pair of boots and whistle for a Saturday senior game. This Match Official could be a club referee or county society member.Kent RFU Volunteer Awards nomination guidelines:

Any club member can make a nomination

In choosing the recipients of the Awards, regard is given to the nominee’s achievements in the Year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the Rugby Union within Kent.

Entries will be assessed on the quality of the application. Therefore:

  • Be specific
  • What are the achievements?
  • How did the nominee achieve it?

Provide facts and figures

Ensure that the person nominated is involved in volunteering within the section they are nominated in.

The number of nominations received per nominee bears no weight in their selection. The nominations link to nominate your unsung hero in your club will be advertised here in due course for the 2019 awards.

Make your Nomination HERE.

If your nomination is chosen as one of the top three, both you and your nominee and their guest will receive an invitation to the awards dinner scheduled for Thursday 4th June 2020 at Shepherd Neame Old Brewery Store.