Nominations open for Club and Volunteer of the Year
Motorsport UK is pleased to announce the Club and Volunteer of the Year awards are open. The renowned awards are an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the efforts of clubs, organisations and volunteers who deserve particular praise for going that extra mile and keeping motorsport going.
For the last 28 years, the Club of the Year has celebrated collaborative work with other clubs, shared best practices, opening motorsport to the local community and members, developing volunteers through training opportunities, and going above and beyond in all areas. The Bugatti Owners’ Club won in 2020 for its united fight for survival through the pandemic which brought such financial uncertainty. Previous winners have also included Clitheroe and District Motor Club, Enniskillen Motor Club, Southsea Motor Club and many others from across the UK.
Held for the last 18 years, the Volunteer of the Year award similarly rewards the hard work of the unpaid enthusiasts helping to keep events running and looks to recognise those with leadership skills and a proven ability to overcome challenges. Jordine Crooks was awarded the Volunteer of the Year title in 2020 for her work and dedication to the British Trial and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) and their rallycross championship.
Last year saw the introduction of the Organising Team of the Year award, judged on an ability to work together and engage the local community. Specifically for 2020, criteria focused on applying Motorsport UK’s ‘Getting Back On Track’ guidelines, managing COVID-19 safety regulations and holding a successful event for all participants and attendees. The Harold Palin Memorial Rally Stage Rally team received this new award after their successful event. The Eastwood and District Motor Club team were determined to run one of the first rallies in COVID-19 times, and the team went above and beyond to make the event safe and successful.
The Club of the Year and Organising Team of the Year winners and runners-up will all receive a prestigious Motorsport UK trophy, with the winners also collecting a cheque for £1,000 and the runners-up a £500 cheque. The Volunteer of the Year award winner and runner-up will receive a Motorsport UK trophy and a cheque for £500 and £250, respectively.
Motorsport UK is also inviting nominations for recipients of Long Service Recognition Certificates. Clubs, regions or events should forward suggestions of officials with more than 40 years of service.
For further information on the award criteria and how to submit your nominations, please visit the Awards section on the Motorsport UK website.
Nominations for all awards close on 31 October 2021, with the winners announced in December.