Mitsubishi Motors celebrate unsung heroes

  • Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programmr launches
  • Unsung heroes can be nominated for Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Award here 

England Rugby and Mitsubishi Motors UK have launched the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards, forming part of the new Volunteer Recognition Programme.

The programme provides opportunities to recognise and reward the volunteers who make up an integral part of the game. Nominations are open until midday on Monday, 20th February. 

There is a selection of exclusive rewards available including match day hospitality and watching the England team train. Nominated volunteers will get the chance to attend one of 42 local events being held at Mitsubishi Motors Dealerships across England, where exclusive prizes will be awarded.

One Volunteer of the Year finalist will also be nominated from each of the 42 events and invited to attend the awards dinner at Twickenham stadium in September. The three overall winners will be announced and will receive a Mitsubishi vehicle for a year.

Inspiring new volunteers 

“Rugby union has a long and proud tradition of thanking the volunteers who give so much to the game," said Steve Grainger, Rugby Development Director at England Rugby. 

"Encouraging these traditions at clubs and Constituent Bodies helps to maintain the ethos of the sport, which is why we are delighted to be launching the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme."

The Volunteer Recognition Programme builds on Mitsubishi Motors partnership with England Rugby, supporting the game from grassroots level all the way up to the elite squad.

As Official Performance Partner, Mitsubishi Motors will also be supporting the next generation of England players, as principal partner and front-of-shirt sponsor of the England U20s, U18s, and the elite player pathway.

“We are very proud to show our appreciation for the time and effort volunteers put in to making their clubs a home. From the kit washers to the line painters, the game we love wouldn’t be the same without them. We are thrilled to be creating more opportunities to thank them for all they do," added Lance Bradley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors UK.

To find out more information about the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme or to nominate a volunteer from your club, please click here.