It’s that time of year again, to nominate volunteers for recognition. Last year 1500 nominations were made across England.

Mitsubishi Motors are again sponsoring the volunteer recognition programme.

Our clubs cannot function and provide the level of experience and enjoyment that they do without the considerable contribution of volunteers. We have been asked that each club aim to nominate at least 2 volunteers. This shouldn’t be difficult and is just suitable recognition for our volunteers contribution.

The Cheshire RFU President’s Volunteer Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday 24th April 2018 at Bowdon RUFC, as in previous years. I will extract all the nominees made by Cheshire clubs to the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards, so you only have to make a nomination once. This will enable us to recognise our local volunteers at county level, accompanied by their guest at a dinner. This is in addition to what Mitsubishi will be doing.

This list of nominees will be used by Cheshire as the shortlist for other opportunities that come up in the forthcoming year.

Can you please nominate your volunteers using the online nomination process now – link below.

Nominate Now<http://links.emails.rfumail.com/ctt?kn=11&ms=Mjc2NDM3MAS2&r=Nzk4MzgxMzM1MTQS1&b=0&j=OTUwNDIzODM5S0&mt=1&rt=0>

All nominated volunteers will be invited to attend one of 42 local events to be held at a Mitsubishi Motors dealership in May/June 2018 across the country, at which Mitsubishi Motors recognition prizes will be awarded.  There were 2 events in Cheshire last year. Each of the 42 events will select one Volunteer of the Year finalist, who will be announced at the local events. These finalists will then be invited to a black tie awards event at Twickenham Stadium in September 2018, where the overall winners will be announced.

*   Online nominations are now open – www.englandrugby.com/mitsubishivolunteers<http://www.englandrugby.com/mitsubishivolunteers>  – go to ‘how to nominate’

*   There is no limit on the number of volunteers a club/organisation can nominate

*   Volunteers in any role – on or off the pitch – can be nominated

*   Anyone can make a nomination – volunteers can nominate themselves

*       Online nominations will close at Midnight on Sunday 25th February 2018.

Nominate Now<http://links.emails.rfumail.com/ctt?kn=11&ms=Mjc2NDM3MAS2&r=Nzk4MzgxMzM1MTQS1&b=0&j=OTUwNDIzODM5S0&mt=1&rt=0>

Any questions please contact Mark Jordan on markhjordan@hotmail.com<mailto:markhjordan@hotmail.com>, or 07801076727.