Following the success of last year's Award, Northumberland Rugby Union, in conjunction with Newcastle Falcons, are delighted to announce the launch of the 'Team of the Month' Award for 2019/20 season. 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 October 2019 to 10th March 2020, 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 Newcastle Falcons v Ealing game at Kingston Park, Newcastle on Saturday, 28th March 2020, kick off 17.30. 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 October 2019 to 10th March 2020 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
- 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 10th March 2020.
- 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 March 2020.
How to Nominate
Simply send an email providing the information below with an appropriate photograph of the nominated team to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nominee’s name, phone number and name of team, together with the name of the affiliated club/school/university nominated
- The reason for the nomination (in less than 200 words)