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Volunteer Awards

In order to acknowledge the hard work and support that people give, unpaid, to the sport of Rugby League the RFL recognise and reward their efforts through its Volunteer Awards Scheme. These awards take place locally in the different service areas with the winners from each area going into the national awards.

There are five different categories of awards. Last year the five winners in the Wakefield Service Area were presented with their awards at a game of their choice on the field at half time. The winners in each category were, DANNY GRICE from Stanely Rangers - "Building the Team". MICK LANE from Fryston - "Service Area/Leagues". DAVE SCOTT from Castleford Lock Lane - "Club Development". JAMIE HOBBS form Sharlston Rovers - "All Rounder". EMMA KING from Stanley Rangers - "Youth Volunteer of the Year"

Emma King was the only winner from the Wakefield Service Area to go on and win the National Award in her category and was presented with the award on the pitch at half time of the Challenge Cup Final in front of 65,000 people.

The Categories for this years awards are: YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR- (under25 as of 1st July 07) they are reliable, trust-worthy and have made a valuable contribution to your club. CLUB VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR-the volunteer who wears many hats and keeps the club running. SERVICE AREA VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR-volunteer who is active within league or service area who provides a positive input. VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR- person who recruits and coordinates other volunteers within the club and local community. OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT-to recognise an extraordinary contribution to volunteering in Rugby League.

Nomination forms for this years awards have been sent out to all clubs and need to be returned by the 25th May 07 to the Service Area Coordinator Mick Heptinstall. Anyone requiring nomination forms or further help or information feel free to contact Mick. Contact details are on index page.