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Entries open for Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards

09 Jan 2018 12:24 | Sara Raine

ENTRIES for the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards are now open.

The awards recognise volunteers who have a made an outstanding contribution to rugby in their club, school or community. 

Last year more than 1,500 entries were submitted as volunteers across the country were identified for their valuable work in the game.

The four winners were announced at an awards evening at Twickenham Stadium, where they were awarded a Mitsubishi Motors vehicle of their choice, to keep for a year. 

The awards will see 42 local celebration events held at dealerships and rugby clubs between April and June 2018. 

One finalist from each event will then we invited to the awards evening at Twickenham Stadium on Friday, September 7 where the overall winners will be announced. 

Last year Devon volunteers Claire Caron and Barry Waterfield were both finalists.

“Volunteers are such a vital part of the game," said Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi Motors managing director. 

"The amount of work that they put in to the day-to-day running of their clubs is invaluable and these awards give us the opportunity to recognise the hard work they do.”

If you know someone who has made a difference in your area, nominate them here.