Your rugby club was recently nominated and has won the West Lindsey Community Award for Contribution to Sport in the District.
Club President and Coach Ed Timmins attended the gala night to collect the award on behalf of the club.
The award is recognition for the contribution the club makes to the community and for the hard work of coaches, volunteers and players who go to make the club what it is and a special place for people to play their rugby. a transcript of the citation is as follows
Market Rasen & Louth Rugb Club runs on the good will of a lot of volunteers and has a positive impact on many young people and adults. People come form all over the district and benefit from the huge amount of time and passion that is put into the club.
It provides a community hub for people to meet and encourages excellent behaviours in everyone. The club is a focus for so much more than just playing rugby. It gives people a focus, keeps young people off the streets and fills their time with sport and friendship.
In particular Coach Edward Timmins focuses on players taht are less experienced and need more time and patience to develop their skills. He has taken young adults that are lacking direction in life and given them a sense of purpose and worth amongst a strong feeling of inclusion and family which many are lacking outside of the club. He has inspired many players to make the best of their abilities and talents even when they don't see their own capabilities.
The dedication shown form the volunteers really encourages everyone to take part and it really is an inspiring and vibrant place whcih has a positive impact on mental wellbeing.