SRU Volunteer News
Mitsubishi awards 2017Staffordshire is incredibly proud of its many amazing volunteers .........this weekend one very special individual has brought home a National Award from the Mitsubishi Volunteer of the Year Awards!
Huge congratulations to David Taylor of Cannock Rufc who became one of 4 Nationally recognised volunteers at a black tie dinner at Twickenham.
Mitsubishi very generously support the England Rugby Volunteer Recognition and Reward Programme and David as part of his Award for his outstanding contribution to the game has now become the owner of a new car for a year!!!!
Well done Dave ..... 100% thoroughly deserved!!!!
RFU Presidents - Value the Outstanding Contribution Award 2017.
the winner this year is Doug Finney from Longton RFC.
When Longton moved to their new ground their junior section was pretty much nonexistent. With Doug’s driving force it now has 120+ children and approximately 30 parent volunteers. He loves seeing everyone smiling, having fun and enjoying rugby.He is a major voice on the clubs main committee and has been a member of the club for a long time. He is an asset to Longton Rugby Club and long may he continue.
Runners up were Alan Rogers of Handsworth RFC - 2 tickets for the England vs. Samoa game on the 25th November, 2017 and Rhiannon Greenaway from Cannock RFC - 2 tickets for the England vs. Australia game on the 18th November, 2017 (which Rhiannon tells me it is her birthday).
Thanking you for your continued support.
Yours in rugby
CB Volunteer Co-ordinator
RHIANNON GREENWAY (CANNOCK)
RHIANNON HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE CLUB SINCE CHILDHOOD,FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HER GRANDFATHER, FATHER AND MOTHER. SHE WAS ALMOST TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THE LADIES SECTION OFF THE GROUND AND TO WHERE IT IS TODAY, LADIES CHAIR AND VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE CLUB AND ONE OF OUR MOST VALUED VOLUNTEERS
ALAN ROGERS (HANDSWORTH)
AS SECRETARY, HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO THE CLUB HAS MADE HIS ROLE VIRTUALLY A FULL TIME JOB, THE CLUB HAS NEVER BEEN TO WELL LOOKED AFTER. IN ADDITION ALAN HAS BEEN ORGANISING FUND RAISING THROUGH THE RFU WOODEN SPOON CHILDREN’S CHARITYth
PennyHill Park - 9th November 2017 - England Training camp
ALIX TAYLOR (Walsall)
Alix has been going to Walsall RFC since she was a baby to watch her Dad play and then continuing to watch her brother. She has always taken an active role in the club attending the majority of 1st XV games and many events! Alix decided she wanted to give playing a try when she was 16 and had to go to Worcester as Walsall has never had a girls team. After injury curtailed her participation last season she decided to give something back to the game. With support from Walsall, Alix started the girls section from scratch; including attending coaching courses, making fixtures and planning and delivering training sessions for both Under 13’s and 15’s. Perhaps by other clubs standards they are not many het but she has regularly had 20 girls turning up for every session, game, tournament this season and there is the promise of more joining next season. Alix brings huge enthusiasm for girls playing the game with the experience of playing herself and she has support of the players and their parents. Rugby is a big family, none more so than at Walsall and what Alix is doing is creating a place for the girls in that family – the club is in a far better place now than it was at the start of last season.
Staffordshire Volunteer Coordinator
172 Eccleshall Road, Stafford, ST16 1JA
T: 07894 523924