Commitment to the club and the cause is crucial quality for Cambridge United Sport in the Community Award winners

PUBLISHED: 16:23 15 December 2016


First monthly winners revealed

Rugby takes centre stage as the first sport to feature in the spotlight of the Cambridge United Sport in the Community Awards.

The awards see United and the Cambridge Independent partnering to celebrate the benefits of sport participation and recognise the efforts of local people and organisations in facilitating sporting opportunities for the community.

Each month, a grassroots football club, school, company and disability sport group will be selected to recognise their impact on local sport.

And a different sport will feature each month to highlight the efforts of two individuals – and this month it is rugby.

The star of the month is Cambridge University RUFC’s Will Briggs, while the champion of the month – awarded for making 
a significant contribution to their sport in the community – is Cambridge Rugby Club’s chairman of mini and youth John Creighton.

Cambridge United Community Trust manager Danny Kerrigan said: “There were some extremely difficult decisions to make in selecting the winners for all of the awards, and this will no doubt continue to be the case in the months to come.

“The intention of these awards is not to celebrate a great result or an individual piece of sporting brilliance, as these make headlines all the time. We want to highlight some of the work that often goes relatively unnoticed, but that is so important in making sport a positive force in people’s lives.

“John’s efforts in raising the profile of rugby to a new audience are a great example of this, and were certainly worthy of acknowledgement.

“And Will’s achievements demonstrate so perfectly the role that sport can play in personal development, as the resilience and persistence that his passion for rugby has helped him to extract from within will not only serve him well in all of his future endeavours, but can be shared with others as an inspiration for them to do the same.”

Details of all the winners are in the Cambridge Independent.

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