Six trail-blazing individuals from six different Premiership Rugby clubs have been crowned regional winners for Young Achiever of the Year ahead of the Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards.
Premiership Rugby’s Young Achiever Award – selected from the shortlist below, will be one of the highlights of the evening and will honour young participants who have ‘made the most’ from initiatives such as Aviva Tackling Numbers, HITZ, On The Front Foot, Rugby 4 All, Something To Chew On, Move Like A Pro, and Urban Rugby Squad.
Thousands of participants all over the country have these initiatives to thank for helping them discover new skills both on and off the pitch.
Premiership Rugby will crown their overall winner in the Young Achiever of the Year category at its Parliamentary Community Awards evening at the House of Commons on 7 July, from the shortlist below.
The judging panel for the Young Achiever of the Year award chaired by Lydia Good, BREAKTHRU – Development Manager, Premiership Rugby included Elizabeth Tydeman, Public Health England, Emily Cramp, The Movember Foundation, Olly Dawson, Comic Relief and Tom Harrison, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham.
Regional winners shortlisted for Young Achiever of the Year are:
Jordan Wickens – Bath Rugby
Aaron George – Gloucester Rugby
Emilie Gabriel – Harlequins
Cameron Healey – Sale Sharks
Michael Kennedy – Saracens
Chelsea Parker – Worcester Warriors
Having been part of the judging panel that has to pick a winner, Movember Foundation Brand and Communications Consultant Emily Cramp admitted she was taken aback by how much of an impact was made by Premiership Rugby’s community programmes.
"This was an incredible award to try and judge, and the nominations from each and every club were worthy winners," she said.
"It really was truly inspiring reading all these stories and the impact that the initiatives championed by Premiership Rugby are having on a national level.
"Each application told a unique story, and each nominee had overcome the issues they were facing through courage and commitment.
"The Movember Foundation is all about people living happier, healthier, and longer lives – and no doubt all of these schemes fit in with our ethos entirely!"
All of the Regional winners and their guests are invited to attend the glittering awards ceremony at the House of Commons on Thursday 7 July.
The overall winner of the Young Achiever of the Year award will be announced on Thursday 7 July at the illustrious Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards at the Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons, and on Twitter via the @premrugby account. Use the hashtag #RugbyChangingLives to join the conversation.