Rugby: Isle of Wight shortlisted for national award

By Clare Newman

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 11:17


Rugby: Isle of Wight shortlisted for national award

Isle of Wight Rugby Club at the 2015 President's Awards.

ISLE of Wight Rugby Club have been selected as a finalist in the RFU President’s Awards for the second year running.

Last year, IW won the award for Management of a Rugby Club, and this year it is nominated in two categories, Recruitment and Retention of Players, and Better Facilities.

Over the last year, the club’s Wootton Rec home been used by the RFU as an example of best practice, thanks to how it has transformed its old social space into something modern and well furnished.

The RFU President’s Awards are a national awards open to clubs of all levels, and it was down to president Jason Leonard to whittle down the 500 nominations over ten categories to the shortlist of four nominees per category.

IW will find out if they have won at a gala dinner at Twickenham on May 29.

Before that, the club starts its "Isle be Active" touch rugby sessions from May 9, and anyone interested in finding out more can call RFU community rugby coach Rich Freeman on 07715 856940.

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