The community arm of Yorkshire Carnegie has this season created a new award for rugby clubs around the county.
The award, the brainchild of community Manager Adam Blades will see one team per month receive the award titled the ‘Yorkshire Carnegie Community Club of the month’. The award will see the club that goes above and beyond in their support of Yorkshire Carnegie and is proactive in using the coaching resources and support that Yorkshire Carnegie can offer them recognised for their efforts. The winning club for the month will receive from Yorkshire Carnegie a signed Yorkshire Carnegie ball, a framed certificate to display in their club which will be presented to them on the pitch at a selected game and also pre-match hospitality for two of the clubs lead contacts.
At Yorkshire Carnegie’s game against Moesley the first two winners of the Community Club of the Month for September and October, Wetherby RUFC and Sandal RUFC, were present to collect their award. Wetherby won the award for the month of September and were represented by Jonathan Hirst who has been instrumental in building a strong relationship and developing links between Yorkshire Carnegie and Wetherby RUFC. The relationship has really grown over the last few seasons and will hopefully continue to flourish in seasons to come.
Sandal RUFC, who were represented by Sarah Whyte, are new to the club affiliation programme this season but the great work by Sarah has seen the club access many coaching sessions and player visits so far this season and this is a trend that will continue throughout the season.
A huge thanks must go to the two clubs present at the game who were well supported by two of their junior age groups playing on the pitch during the half-time period and the Sandal minis who the guard of honour and player escorts at the game.