Real Rugby Heroes

In partnership, the England Rugby Football Schools Union (ERFSU) and NatWest are searching for volunteers for this year's Real Rugby Heroes awards.

If you know someone who has played a crucial role in helping to deliver rugby up and down the country nominate your hero now.

From establishing rugby clubs for girls, washing muddy kit to driving minivans the length and breadth of the UK or giving up spare time to coach come rain or shine, each of the Real Rugby Heroes nominated over the past five years of the scheme's lifetime have sacrificed their own time to support the benefits of taking part in rugby union.

The 2014-15 Heroes will each receive four match tickets to England v Barbarians in May 2015, as well as VIP invitations to the NatWest Schools Cup Finals Day at Twickenham Stadium.

Speaking about the scheme, Lee Bailey, Senior Marketing Manager at NatWest, said: “NatWest is committed to supporting rugby from the grassroots up to the England team and we are honoured to partner with the ERFSU in supporting the Real Rugby Heroes awards, which recognise the unsung heroes of the game.

“Their effort, time and dedication is an irreplaceable component of the success that you see on the rugby pitch in schools up and down the country. It’s these people that deserve recognition for all the work they do behind the scenes, from coaching the team to driving the minibus. We at NatWest would like to encourage everyone to get their entries in to the awards and wish everyone the best of luck – you are rugby heroes.”

If you know someone who has made a difference at your school, fill in the form below describing why you believe they should be a Real Rugby Hero. The closing date for nominations is December 31, 2014.