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Skirving delighted with club’s awards
3:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Local
KIDDERMINSTER Carolians have been named community club of the year at the North Midlands RFU Volunteer awards.
Chairman Keith Skirving accepted the Peter Grace award on behalf of the club during a successful evening for KCs at Sixways.
They had already won the same accolade for Hereford and Worcestershire.
He said: “It has been a great night for Kidderminster Carolians, recognising the hard work and efforts put in by many volunteers throughout the Club, not just the individuals nominated.
“I am really delighted that individuals were recognised but also the success of the club, as a community club have been also been recognised.
“It is a terrific club to be involved with and I am very honoured to be chairman of such a thriving and well supported outfit.”
The awards recognised the efforts of volunteers who keep rugby clubs thriving in the North Midlands area, which covers Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Greater Birmingham.
Kim Cook was named volunteer of the year for minis and junior rugby, while Mark Blakeway was runner-up in the groundsman of the year category and Geoff Perks was nominated in the volunteer section.
KCs were also runners-up in the North Midlands RFU Referees award, which is voted for by the Referees Society members on their experience of visiting clubs throughout the season.
Meanwhile, KCs mini and junor section are holding an open day for players aged from five to 15 both boys and girls on Sunday.
The day will run between 10.30am and noon and all levels of experience are welcome.
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