UCLU Women's Rugby named as Young Volunteers Club of the Year
22 March 2012
UCLU Women's Rugby Club has been chosen as the Young Volunteers Club of the Year at the RFU President's XV Awards 2012.
UCLU Women's Rugby Club are actively involved in volunteering and championing their sport through teaching rugby in local primary schools, teaching wheelchair touch rugby and playing ball games with elderly people. They have also taken part in other volunteering, such as carol singing at Euston Station, taking part in the Sport Relief Mile and getting involved with cupcake decorating workshops with local children.
Doris Chen, Club President, commented: "I'm so proud of our club's achievements this year, and to be recognised by the Rugby Football Union is just an incredible honour! I'm very thankful for all the hard work our Community Liaison Officer Michelle Parfitt has put in and the support we've received from Fiona Addison at the Volunteering Services Unit."
Alexandria Hingley, UCLU Sports and Physical Activity Development Co-ordinator, explained: "The Women's Rugby club have an unrivalled commitment to success on and off the pitch which is highlighted in their fantastic volunteering work. UCLU are extremely proud of what the Women's Rugby club have achieved this year. Receiving such a prestigious award as the RFU Presidents Award is the cherry on the top of a fantastic year for the club."
The Awards, supported by QBE, Official Insurance Partner of England Rugby, were launched in October last year by RFU President Willie Wildash, 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Joe Worsley and England Women's star Maggie Alphonsi.
Winners have been chosen by a panel of judges who sought to identify and reward initiatives that promote the development of rugby at a grassroots level.
Image: Members of the UCLU Women's Rugby Team