2019 HSBC Volunteer of the Year

by Rugby Australia

Volunteers are the backbone of our rugby community; donating countless hours to the club, offering words of encouragement and providing support wherever it’s needed. 


The award considers anyone who has volunteered for free in grassroots rugby in the past two years.

There’s no job too small when it comes to winning this award. The HSBC Volunteer of the Year could be anyone – from the person who drives the team bus, cuts up the oranges at half time or pumps up the balls for training.

The HSBC Volunteer of the Year is a role model who inspires others to get involved with our great game and exhibits Rugby Australia’s core values: passion, integrity, discipline, respect & teamwork.

Nomination process

  • Check your volunteer is eligible via the criteria list above
  • Read the terms & conditions 
  • Complete the online nomination form here
  • Hit the submit button located at the bottom of the form
  • A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox
  • The winner will be chosen in October and will be contacted shortly after

Next steps

Get your team to nominate them as well – the more nominations the better!

Share your nomination or a team photo with your nominee on social media using the hashtag #RugbyVOTY


The winner will be awarded with a $10,000 grant from HSBC to go towards developing and improving their club. 

In addition to this, the winner will receive a VIP experience at the prestigious Rugby Australia Awards (formerly known as the John Eales Medal) and meet some of Australia’s most respected rugby players.

Contact information

If you have any trouble accessing the form or need further information please contact communityrugby@rugby.com.au