9th August 2017, 16:49 | Community
Taking place at a special event at Old Trafford on Betfred Super League Grand Final day (Saturday, 7 October), the Rugby Football League's Community Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of special people across the community game, including clubs, schools, colleges, universities, officiating, volunteering and Play Touch Rugby League.
Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, August 25, 2017, and the whole game is encouraged to vote for Awards in the following categories:
Volunteer of the Year
Awarded to the volunteer who, through their outstanding contribution, ensures the smooth running of your organisation.
This is a person on whom many things depend and who, through their efforts, helps to grow our game.
Children's Coach of the Year
Awarded to the coach (under 18s and below) whose efforts help junior players to develop good behaviour, skills and technique and who creates an friendly and fun environment in which young players can start and succeed in Rugby League. This award can recognise year on year improvement.
Adult Match Official of the Year
Recognises the Match Official (18 and over) who has shown exceptional performance and/or commitment at a community game level, with exemplary dedication and effort which singles them out among officials.
Coach of the Year
Awarded to the coach (Open Age) whose dedication has helped the club and players to develop and improve, whose efforts make the game more enjoyable, and who helps players to be the best they can be. This award can recognise year on year improvement.
Groundperson of the Year
Awarded to the unsung hero who looks after the pitch at the club and through whose efforts the players enjoy training and playing on a great surface. The recipient has also shown the commitment to the learning and development needed to be a top groundsperson.
Young Match Official of the Year
Recognises the young (aged 17 and under) Match Official who has shown exceptional performance and/or commitment at a community game level, with exemplary dedication and efforts which singles them out among officials.
Sky Try Award
Recognises the community club or the Foundation member of staff or volunteer who has gone the extra mile to support and celebrate the Sky Try campaign to grow the number of children and young people engaged in Rugby League.
A number of additional awards will also recognise the breadth and depth of contributions and achievements in the community game, including the TROJAN Workwear Community Try of the Year.
It's easy to nominate in one or more categories online. Nominate your winners by clicking HERE.