Northumberland Rugby Union in conjunction with Newcastle2019.com have launched the 'Team of the Month' Award. Is your rugby team up there with the best of the rest? Why not test out your credentials and nominate your team?
This monthly award scheme, run by Northumberland Rugby Union, looks to recognise and celebrate the diverse achievements of rugby teams across the Northumberland CB area; and to promote and applaud the accomplishments of our teams both on and off the playing field.
Each month, running from September 2018 to April 2019, one rugby team will be chosen as the Northumberland Rugby Union’s ‘Team of the Month’ and will receive 20 tickets (adult/junior or a combination) to the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final at St James’ Park, Newcastle on Friday, 10th May 2019, kick off 19.45. Each successful team will also receive a Team of the Month Certificate.
Although not restricted to, the judging panel will be looking for rugby teams that might have:
- displayed a playing performance deemed to be outstanding for that team
- a significant increase in playing numbers
- organised unusual trips or events
- performed community work or charity fundraising activities
- demonstrated the RFU core values: Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportsmanship
- Nominated teams must play rugby for an affiliated RFU club, school or university located within Northumberland CB.
- One team will be chosen as Team of the Month each month from September 2018 to April 2019 and a team may only be awarded Team of the Month once over the qualifying period.
- Any team irrespective of age or gender may be nominated
- A nomination form (overleaf) must be completed and returned with an appropriate photograph of the nominated team to use for publicity purposes. Nominations for each month must be submitted by the end of that month i.e. nominations for Sept 18 must be submitted by 30/9/18.
- Anyone can nominate and clubs etc. will be allowed to nominate teams from other clubs.
- A panel of selected judges will assess each nomination and choose a winner each month. The judges’ decision will be final!
- Nominations will close on 25th April 2019.
- The nominee of the successful Team of the Month will be advised and the chosen team will be publicised across Northumberland Rugby Union’s website, social media, monthly newsletter etc.
- The successful Team will receive their 20 tickets in April 2019.
How to Nominate
Simply download the Nomination Form attached at the bottom of this page, fill it in and send it back with an appropriate photograph of your nominated team to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Team of the Month Award is very kindly supported by the Newcastle 2019 European Club Rugby Finals. Tickets for both events are selling fast, and Clubs are urged to book early to avoid disappointment. For details on group packages for the European Challenge Cup or how you could earn cashback for your Clubs, please contact email@example.com for further details. For further details on the event, including ticket information, please go to www.Newcastle2019.com