Gareth heading for Twickenham

PUBLISHED: 14:12 09 August 2017

Gareth Chew.

Gareth Chew.

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Cheddar Valley Rugby Club’s Gareth Chew is heading to Twickenham, after being recognised for his commitment to the game through the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme.

Cheddar Valley Rugby Club’s Gareth Chew is heading to Twickenham Stadium, the home of England Rugby, after being recognised for his commitment to the game through the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme.

The Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme, in partnership with England Rugby, celebrates the unsung heroes who underpin the game at grassroots level.

Gareth, aged 48, who lives in Cheddar, attended one of 42 celebratory events that have taken place at Mitsubishi Motors dealerships and rugby clubs throughout England. He was selected as a Volunteer of the Year finalist during the presentation ceremony held at K&R Mitsubishi in Cook Way, Bindon Road, Taunton.

Gareth, along with 41 other finalists will travel to the hallowed ground in September to attend the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year final event. Three of the finalists will be announced as overall winners and will each receive a Mitsubishi vehicle for the year in recognition of their outstanding voluntary support for rugby.

Gareth has been involved with the club for 14 years, ever since his son started playing. He is the club secretary and over the years has coached the junior sides, played in the senior side and is even one of the club’s so-called pitch fairies who keep the ground in tip-top condition.

He said: “I was surprised to be nominated, let alone win. To be recognised for what I have done is very nice – I just like to give something back and I really like the camaraderie.”

For more information on the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme visit englandrugby.com/mitsubishivolunteers

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