Belvedere and Calder Vale Sports Club are to receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service after being nominated for the award by Pendle MP, Andrew Stephenson.
Belvedere & Calder Vale Sports Club, situated at Holden Road, Reedley on the border of Burnley and Pendle, is a community based sports organisation. It was formed 63 years ago by the amalgamation of Calder Vale RUFC, (now Burnley RUFC); Burnley Belvedere Football Club and Burnley Belvedere Cricket Club.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and is the equivalent to a single person receiving the MBE. It aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities and was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
The current Chairman of Burnley RUFC and former Captain, Paddy Murphy wrote: “Burnley RUFC would like to thank all our volunteers and parents, not only for the hard work that has gone into the preparation for this special award, but for the time and effort they donate every week as coaches, managers, caterers and general supporters for their children and other players. Every one of them has contributed to the achievement of this highly prestigious award.
Follow the link below for more information about the club and it's history kindly provided by Peter Hughes (Past President of Burnley RUFC)