Devon volunteers recognised with trips to Twickenham as part of Mitsubishi Motors Programme

10 Nov 2017 12:51 | Sara Raine

FOUR Devon rugby officials will have their hard work recognised with a trip to Twickenham to watch England play as part of the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme.

Ilfracombe’s Kerry and Daniel Turton will travel up to London this weekend to watch England take on Argentina, while Totnes’ Barrie Snell and Darren Berry will attend the game against Samoa on November 25.

The four are part of a host of volunteers around the country who have been recognised as part of the RFU-backed Mitsubishi Motors programme.

Kerry is Ilfracombe’s safeguarding officer. She also cooks food for the first XV on matchdays, cleans the clubhouse, works behind the bar and does anything else required to keep the Devon Two club going.

Daniel is their club treasurer and has also done a fantastic job over the past few years helping to develop a youth section, which has given around 50 children from the local community the opportunity to play.

Totnes president Barrie Snell and treasurer Darren Berry have worked tirelessly to secure tenure of the land their club’s pitches are on, attending meetings with the local authority (landlords) and negotiating the best deal for the Devon One club. It has been a long drawn out process but the pair have stuck to their task for their club’s benefit.

Other Devon volunteers will also be recognised this month. Keep your eyes on the website for more news about that.