NLD Volunteers Enjoy Twickenham Experience!

Everyone knows only too well that volunteers are the backbone of grassroots game and while they do it for the sheer love of the sport NLD are always looking for ways to say a little ‘thank you’ to those who work hard within NLD.

As part of the NLD ‘PFR’ plan there is money allocated to look to reward and recognise volunteers and clubs throughout the CB which coupled with the opportunities offered by the RFU means there are a number of different events running throughout the season.


Most recently NLD were delighted to be able to offer 10 pairs of tickets to the England v Wales game and also 5 pairs of tickets to the Feast of Rugby Sevens at Twickenham Stadium in May to hard working volunteers throughout the Three Counties.

Rob Brown offers his services as a referee every week and travels the length and breadth of NLD officiating fixtures of all levels.  He commented; ‘It was a fantastic surprise to be offered the tickets to see England play Wales at Twickenham.  I referee because I love the game and want to give something back to the sport but it is a real honour to have been recognised out of so many hard working volunteers in NLD.’

Nottinghamshire Volunteer Coordinator Rob Linthwaite had nominated Rob for the opportunity and said; ‘Rob is a fantastic example of someone who gives his all to the game and without people like him the sport would be very different.’

The 2015-16 season has seen NLD and the RFU recognise at least 75 people from throughout the Three Counties with various rewards including RWC Tickets, Invitations to a President’s Lunch at Twickenham Stadium, Tours of the Red Arrows Base & Morgan Car Factory as well as tickets to Twickenham to watch England in action.

Lincolnshire Volunteer Coordinator Darren Dolby explained; ‘We keep a central database within NLD that we add to as volunteers are nominated throughout the season, this way when opportunities arise we are able to act upon them quickly.  There have been some fantastic nominations from clubs and we cannot encourage clubs enough to keep putting their hard working volunteers forwards for recognition.’

If your clubs have any volunteers that they would like to put forward for recognition, or if you require any help and support please contact your NLD Volunteer Coordinator.

Name: Rob Linthwaite
Telephone: 07854975590
Email: [email protected]
‘Home’ Club:  West Bridgford RFC

Name:  Darren Dolby
Telephone:  07718 798018
Email:  [email protected]
‘Home’ Club:  Stamford RFC

Name:  Ian Roe
Telephone:  01332 551476 / 07789 998717
Email:  [email protected]
‘Home’ Club: Derbyshire Constabulary RFC