New for 2014, the Community Champion Award is supported by Land Rover and rewards a person who delivers significant social change or support in their community.
This could include someone who has taken an active role in a grassroots club linked to a Premiership Rugby club, someone who has been a mentor to a club social inclusion programme participant, or a volunteer who has shown exceptional commitment over the course of the year.
“Pennie and Neil are very committed to the development of youth rugby, both in terms of bringing through young players as well as instilling the sport’s core values in all of the family,” said Saints Elite Player Development Group manager Ross Stewart.
“As well as doing a lot of work with Old Scouts, they do a massive amount with us running our match day tournaments and helping every junior club who comes to us.
“They have embraced CashBack, and by bringing people to Saints’ home games they have introduced new people to the club and raised thousands for pounds for Old Scouts in the process.”
The national Community Champion Award winner will be selected from the Premiership Rugby club nominees below and announced at an award ceremony hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Rugby Union Group in the prestigious Members' Dining Room at the House of Commons on July 3rd.
COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD NOMINEES
Jimmy Deane (Bath)
Will Rattray (Harlequins)
Jonathan Barker (London Irish)
Nikki Worsdell (London Wasps)
Max Proud (Newcastle Falcons)
Pennie Crow and Neil Chater (Northampton Saints)
Peter Gore (Sale Sharks)
Chris Durward-Akhurst (Saracens)
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