Nominate your Spirit of Rugby

24 April 2014

Once again, we need your help identifying a local volunteer who embodies the Spirit of Rugby.

The Spirit of Rugby award is presented at our Annual Awards Evening to someone involved with local grassroots rugby who has shown the true essence of what it is to be involved in the game we all love, and we need you to help us find them!

Whether it's a school teacher who works tirelessly to organise and support the school matches, to a volunteer at a local club who gives up their valuable free time to make sure the club stays operational, we want to hear about them.

Along with award sponsors, Nine Feet Tall, we will whittle the list down to three nominees, and the winner will be chosen by a panel of Peter Stringer, Guy Mercer, Nine Feet Tall CEO Esther McMorris and Bath Rugby Chief Executive Nick Blofeld.

Speaking of the award, Peter Stringer said: "Every professional player began playing at grassroots level, and we all remember the one person who put that extra bit of effort in to help us succeed. Rugby needs people who demonstrate the core values of the game, and giving their time to help others is one of the best ways to do this. We are delighted to be able to recognise these efforts in our local community with this award."

To nominate your local hero, simply email with your reasons why this person has shown the Spirit of Rugby by Friday 2nd May.

Pictured is last year's winner Clive Book, of Avon Rugby Club.

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