The search is on for your rugby hero

Big Dom in defence, Alan the kit man, Helen the designated driver - there’s an army of volunteers who are making a real difference to local rugby.

You know the ones – the parent who selflessly washes the kit every week so the team look spotless – the player who ferries everyone around so that the team arrive on time - or the local lad who wakes up early every Saturday morning so that the under 10s have a coach to help them develop.

From the person organising the fixtures or that coach who goes the extra mile for your team, this is your chance to show your appreciation for all their hard work, week in, week out, come rain, hail or shine (but usually rain).

So we are searching for grassroots volunteers to reward them for their commitment to rugby.

Nominate your unsung rugby hero today!

To celebrate our partnership with Leicester Tigers, we’d like to reward these heroic people who help run your local rugby club.

We’re looking for one individual over the next couple of months, who has made the greatest contribution to rugby in your area.

They need to be local. They need to give their time for free. And above all, they need to be passionate.

Anyone can nominate an unsung rugby hero. However, please only nominate someone who is over the age of 18 and local.

You can even nominate players if you like, but their contribution to your club has to be outstanding off as well as on the pitch.

Great prize to be won!

As well as recognition for their hard work, our unsung rugby hero will win a Nottingham Building Society Tigers rugby shirt and ball plus 20 Leicester Tigers tickets for their rugby club. The tickets will be for the last game of the season being held at Welford Road – Leicester Tigers V Sale Sharks in April 2017.

How to enter

In no more than 500 words tell us who you are nominating, why you are nominating them and what makes their contribution to local rugby outstanding.

We’ll also need contact numbers for you and your nominee and a photo of the person you are nominating.

Email your nomination to unsung-rugby-hero@thenottingham.com

How it works

Nominations will open on January 16th 2017 and will run until February 28th 2017. An overall winner will be picked by our panel of judges and will be announced straight after the deadline date. Terms and conditions will apply.

The small but important print

Before nominating an individual you must first confirm with them that, if successful, they are happy for their name and photo to be released for publicity purposes. By entering this competition both you and your nominee are agreeing to the terms and conditions. Please read them thoroughly before submitting your nomination.

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