Tracy Murray of Skipton RFC has been nominated for the inaugural Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards for their work as a rugby volunteer and their dedication to the game.
The awards are part of the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme which provides grassroots rugby clubs and the rugby community with opportunities to recognise and reward the volunteers who make up such an integral part of the game.
In September, Tracy will be entering her 20th season with Skipton RFC and her long association of volunteering at the club started by helping in the kitchen on Sunday mornings when her sons were playing in the mini/junior section. Tracy can still be found in the kitchen on Sundays (even though her sons are in their late 20s and no longer juniors!) and generally organising the weekly catering needs but her volunteering extends into all reaches of running a successfully managed club. She has been Senior Fixture Secretary for a number of years, league liaison, referee liaison, 1st XV Admin Manager and Team Mum, Social Secretary organising club dinners and fundraising events, assisting in the work involved for Accreditation, stepping in behind the bar, cleaning and always there to help out.
Tracy is one of hundreds of specially selected volunteers who will be invited to attend a drinks reception event held at Mitsubishi Motors dealerships or rugby clubs in various locations throughout England. At each of these events, one volunteer will be announced as a Volunteer of the Year finalist – earning them a place at the inaugural Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards night at Twickenham Stadium on Friday 15 September 2017. Three overall winners will be announced on the evening and each one will receive a Mitsubishi car for a year as a thank you for their continued support of the game.
As well as the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards, the programme offers a number of opportunities to say thank you to the thousands of volunteers who give back to grassroots rugby, week in, week out. Find out more about how you can show your appreciation for a volunteer in your rugby community by visiting www.englandrugby.com/mitsubishivolunteers.
Updated 13:18 - 31 Aug 2017 by Craig Bartlett