Volunteer Recognition Opportunities

Volunteers are one of the most valuable assets of a rugby organisation. They offer time, effort and expertise and deserve to be recognised and rewarded for their hard work. By entering a volunteer at your grassroots rugby club, referee society, school, college or university into the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme, you are giving them the chance to be acknowledged with a wide range of unique opportunities. From watching Eddie Jones’ England team train at the Mitsubishi Motors training facility at Pennyhill Park, to being invited to attend a recognition lunch hosted by the RFU President at Twickenham Stadium, to receiving an item from the range of Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme gifts, the programme is the perfect way to say thank you.

Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards

Nominations for the Volunteer of the Year Awards have now closed.  However, you can click here for information on how to nominate a volunteer for the wide range of other Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme opportunities.

Please come back in January 2019 to nominate for next year’s awards.  

Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Gift Range

Dedicated volunteers who have made a contribution to rugby can be nominated to receive a Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme gift item of recognition, chosen by the person who nominates them. Gifts range from beanie hats to umbrellas, sports flasks to hoodies and much more, and are a unique token of appreciation to say thank you to the thousands of unsung heroes that ensure that the game continues to thrive.

Nominations for the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer gift range are open to all clubs.

You can nominate a volunteer who deserves a gift of recognition all year round by submitting the nomination form.

Mitsubishi Motors Pre-Match Hospitality

Up to 200 volunteers will be invited to attend the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme hospitality in Twickenham’s bustling West Fan Village ahead of every England home fixture during the NatWest 6 Nations 2018 where they will be hosted and can enjoy food and drink alongside fellow volunteers.

Nominations are solely for volunteers who already possess a match ticket.

Exclusive Volunteer Recognition and Reward Experiences

Each Constituent Body has the opportunity to nominate volunteers throughout the season to attend a money-can’t-buy Volunteer Reward Experience as a thank you for their commitment to the game.

These include an invitation to watch the England senior squad train at the Mitsubishi Motors training facility at Pennyhill Park during the NatWest 6 Nations 2018. As well as an exclusive opportunity to catch a glimpse of Eddie Jones’ England squad in training, the nominated volunteers will enjoy a three-course lunch, will have the chance to meet with a number of England players for photos and autographs.

Those nominated for a Volunteer Reward Experience by their Constituent Body also have the chance to visit the prestigious Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in May 2018. More exclusive experiences will be announced throughout 2018.

RFU President’s Value the Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award

Rugby union has a long and proud tradition of thanking volunteers. Encouraging these traditions at clubs and Constituent Bodies helps maintain the ethos of the game we love.

Ahead of the NatWest 6 Nations each Constituent Body will be invited to nominate an exceptional volunteer to attend an England home fixture with a guest of their choice. The selected volunteers will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of Twickenham Stadium before enjoying lunch with the RFU President in the Spirit of Rugby Hospitality Suite ahead of watching the game. Each volunteer and their guest will also be invited to the post-match function where they will have dinner with the RFU President along with receiving a pair of engraved crystal glasses and bottle of champagne for their hard work and dedication to the game.