Elliot Fortey, Mitsubishi Volunteer Award 2018
ELLIOT FORTEY, LONGLEVENS RFC WINS MISTUBISHI AWARD FOR WORK PROMOTING MIXED ABILITY RUGBY
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Elliot Fortey who, at the black tie dinner in Twickenham, on 7th September , was named as one of three Mitsubishi Motors Volunteers of the Year!
Volunteers from across the country, all nominated by their local rugby communities, were invited to the Mitsubishi Motors England Rugby Training Centre where Eddie Jones took part in a Q&A.
This was followed by an awards ceremony at Twickenham with every volunteer recognised and celebrated for their contribution to the growth of the game.
Alex Breading from Canvey Island RUFC, Elliot Fortey from Longlevens RFC and Claire Maccarron from Warminister RFC were all named as 2018 winners.
“Without Fortey's efforts, there would be no provision of rugby to disabled adults and children in Gloucestershire. Fortey has worked tirelessly to develop mixed ability rugby sessions for adults and children with disabilities.”
Rob Lindley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, praised the work of the winners as well as all the volunteers around the country who are the foundation of the sport.
"Their dedication and passion for sport is not only vital to running the game at a local level, it is fundemental in the development of the sport as a whole."
Each of the winners won a Mitsubishi vehicle of their choice for a year, presented by Lindley and RFU President Chris Kelly.