England Rugby back Sussex club's campaign to nominate Matt Ratana for top award

England Rugby have supported East Grinstead Rugby Club in nominating Matt Ratana for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year's Unsung Hero 2020 award.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 3:02 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd October 2020, 3:08 pm
Matt Ratana

Ratana 54, passed away in hospital in the early hours of Friday 25 September after being shot by a handcuffed suspect at Croydon Custody Centre in south London as he prepared to search him.

And East Grinstead Rugby Club are asking people to nominate the popular head coach for the prestigious award.

The club tweeted: "Please nominate Matt Ratana for this years Unsung Hero Award at #sporty A fitting tribute to the man we called coach #try4Matt."

You can nominate him by clicking hereEngland Rugby tweeted: "Join us in nominating Matt Ratana for BBC Sports Personality of the Year's Unsung Hero 2020 award. Follow @RugbyEGRFC for more details on how to support the campaign."

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