Australian Rugby recognises the efforts and skills of volunteers and has implemented the Volunteer Recognition Program in an effort to encourage and lift the profile of Community Rugby volunteers who have contributed to the development, promotion and or advancement of Rugby Union within Australia.
HSBC Volunteer of the Year: A person, of any age, that gives up their time to volunteer in rugby. We want to celebrate those that make a significant contribution to grassroots rugby, those that keep the game going. A role model that inspires others to get involved in rugby.
HSBC Young Volunteer of the Year (U25): A person aged under 25 years, who gives up their time to volunteer in rugby. We want to celebrate those that make a significant contribution to grassroots rugby, those that keep the game going. A role model that inspires others to get involved in rugby.
HSBC Lifetime Volunteer: A person who is a true hero of grassroots rugby. Those that have given their life to the game and in doing so have helped others to enjoy rugby. This is an award which recognises excellence and those that will leave a true legacy for others to benefit from.
The successful nominee/s for each (3) HSBC VOTY award categories who meet the set criteria, will be recognised for their efforts. View the nomination process and prizes.
The IRB has announced its match officials list for the second stage of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships overnight, with two Australians appointed to referee two of the games in New Zealand on Sunday.
We’re excited to announce that Australian Rugby will be moving to a new online system for national competition management and participant registration for the 2014 Rugby Sevens season and the 2015 club Rugby season.
We’re set for an exciting year with plenty to look forward to in 2014, including our Qantas Men’s Sevens team competing in the Commonwealth Games (July), the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France (August) and the launch of a new domestic competition – the National Rugby Championship (August).