Volunteers at Rugby Town Junior Football Club (RTJFC) have received recognition from the Football Association (FA) for their work and dedication. This evening (Thursday 3 May 2007), 163 volunteers received certificates from Sir Trevor Brooking, FA Director of Football Development, at a special presentation ceremony held at the club’s new home on Kilsby Lane in the town.
RTJFC has been running for 12 years and currently has approximately 700 members (children under 18 years old). Its general “ Football for All” message means that any one of any ability can play football. In addition it has close working links with and encourages community groups and schools to participate in and enjoy the game of football. The club’s volunteers play a vital role, offering services such as organised structured coaching and running after school clubs. RTJFC members play in approximately 47 teams in five different leagues.