WELCOME TO OUR VOLUNTEERING SECTION
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See below for details of our
Mitsubishi Motors Volunteers of the Season 2017-2018
The majority of clubs couldn't survive without the many people who willingly dedicate their time to be part of the rugby volunteer workforce. Supporting volunteers and volunteering is an intergral part of Gloucestershire RFU's activities.
The GRFU Volunteering Sector works alongisde the RFU Professional Staff, and our member clubs, to support volunteers in clubs across the county. Our aims, as a sector, are simple - to recruit, retain and recognise rugby volunteers throughout Gloucestershire.
We are currently recuiting a Sector Head for Volunteers - see vacancy details here.
Volunteer Co-ordinator: Richard Stewart
Richard has been playing rugby since the age of 9. He represented Gloucestershire at under 15s and 18s, and played his youth rugby at Spartans and Cinderford. After a few years out of the game, he became player-coach at Newent RFC, before moving on to Widden Old Boys for a season, and then returning back to Cinderford. In his late 20s he joined Gloucester All Blues before a long term disability meant that he could no longer partake in contact sport.
He now takes part and coaches in inclusive rugby, both with the mixed ability and walking rugby squads with Gloucester rugby and is a key part of making walking rugby available throughout the county. He is in contact with clubs across the country about moving inclusive rugby forward and making it more accessible to others. Richard joined the committee of the Volunteers Sector in August 2017.
MITSUBISHI MOTORS VOLUNTEERS OF 2017-18
This is the second year of the MM Volunteer Recognition Programme, when we see the RFU and its sponsor, recognising our valued grassroots volunteers, for all their hard work and dedication to the game of rugby within Gloucestershire. Anyone involved in the game can nominate a volunteer for this award, so please watch out for the RFU's request next season.
The overall winner at the Cheltenham event was ELLIOT FORTEY OF LONGLEVENS who is an inspiration to us as an ambassador for Mixed Ability Rugby. Elliot has been instrumental in the ground breaking Mixed Ability Rugby that is now taking place at Longlevens RFC. Led by Elliot and starting from nothing, they worked so hard, in partnership with various organisations, to recruit players and obtain their coaching qualifications along the way, in order to deliver rugby to disabled children and adults in the area..
This season's other winners are:
- MIKE MIDDLETON - HUCCLECOTE RFC
- SANDY SILK - STROUD RFC
- EMMA JONES - CHELTENHAM NORTH RFC
- CHIRS YORKE - LONGLEVENS RFC
- DOMINIC MALONE - HARDWICKE & QUEDGELEY HARLEQUINS RFC
- GRANT BOWDEN - HARDWICKE & QUEDGELEY HARLEQUINS RFC
- PAUL ROBERTS - HARDWICKE & QUEDGELEY HARLEQUINS RFC
- WAYNE ELLIS - HARDWICKE & QUEDGELEY HARLEQUINS RFC
- JACK FLOUNDERS - OLD CRYPTIANS RFC
- RUBIN HART - OLD PATESIANS RFC
- NEAL VATER - TETBURY RFC
- ROS DEANE - WIDDEN OLD BOYS RFC
- ANN WALKER - MINCHINHAMPTON RFC
- CHRISTOFER RAWLINGS - DRYBROOK RFC
- ANDREW MILNER - DRYBROOK RFC
- ELAINE WEGRYZN - UNIVERSITY OF GLOS RFC
- BEE MOCELLIN - CHELTENHAM RFC
- SCOTT COHOON - FAIRFORD RFC
- STEVE SMITH - GLOUCESTER OLD BOYS RFC
- ANDREW SIMS - CIRENCESTER RFC
- LEE JANES - CHELTENHAM CIVIL SERVICE RFC
- HELEN STANTON - CHELTENHAM CIVIL SERVICE RFC
- PETER HEALEY - TEWKESBURY RFC
- RICHARD MORRIS - CHELTENHAM RFC
- DENNIS HAMLEN - NEWENT RFC
- GARY GARDNER - NEWENT RFC