Mitsubishi Motors sends rugby volunteers to Japan

25 Oct 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Three rugby volunteers will embark on a week-long trip to Japan from 31st October - 6th November as part of Mitsubishi Motors’ Journey in Japan initiative.

As the Performance Partner of England Rugby, the car manufacturer is sending grassroots rugby volunteers to Japan during the 2019 Rugby World Cup to soak up the atmosphere and volunteer at a local Japanese club, with the aim of rewarding them for their work and expanding their knowledge of grassroots rugby.

The winners were selected through an application and interview process where volunteers outlined their achievements over the past three years, as well as their ambitions for the future and how the programme would help them in their work.

Developed with the RFU and Mitshubishi Motors’ agency ENGINE Sport, the brand produced a video of the moment each volunteer found out they had won.

Steve Grainger, Rugby Development Director, RFU, said: “Volunteers are the lifeblood of rugby union in England and are one of the most valuable assets of a rugby organisation, no matter what their role, on or off the pitch, behind the scenes or on the committee. It’s fantastic that three volunteers have been rewarded with a trip to Japan in recognition of their outstanding contribution to their clubs and rugby.”