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Paul Sharp – Volunteer of the Year

WELL DESERVED: Paul Sharp receives his award

FRIDAY May 12 saw the RFU hold their annual East Yorkshire Volunteer Recognition Evening, where the RFU reward and recognise those special volunteers within rugby union clubs that go the extra mile and have a real positive effect on a club’s success.
As a committee, at Hornsea, they had to select a person from the club who they thought deserved the recognition, and was their club volunteer of the year, and that person was Paul Sharp.
Steve Crook, who is Hornsea RUFC President, said: “Paul is a big part of the success of the Hornsea RUFC Mini/Junior section. He coaches the Under 11s on a Sunday morning and has done since they were Under 7s, both children and parents instantly warm to Paul and really appreciate the hard work he puts in to the club; the players particularly respect him.
“Paul gives up a lot of his spare time and he also, takes off time from work to carry out these rugby club duties. As well as being a key part of the Mini/Junior set up, this season Paul has also single-handedly organised the club’s annual golf day, a mammoth task, but one in which he has worked wonders, and hopefully the sell-out day proves to be a great success on May 26.
“Paul is a highly regarded member of the small team of volunteers at Hornsea RUFC and we are delighted that he has been recognised by the RFU for his efforts.”
Hornsea RUFC Chairman Nick O’Mahony said of the award; “It’s people like Paul, and the rest of our small band of volunteers who give up their own time that help to make Hornsea Rugby Union Club the great community club that it is, Paul should be proud of himself in gaining this recognition.”
Andy Keyworth, Hornsea RUFC Mini/Junior leader also had some kind words of Paul and said: “Paul is a vital member of the club, he is passionate about the club and puts in a lot of work, including running additional midweek training sessions, as do the rest of our coaches and helpers, I’m really pleased he has gained this award.”
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