oung Saints player to provide an inspiration at Awards
Northampton Saints’ player Tommy Freeman will be the guest of honour at this year’s Daventry District Sports Awards.
Freeman will present the awards to this year’s winners at a formal evening celebration at Daventry Leisure Centre this Thursday 24 October.
This year’s rugby theme is particularly fitting given England will face New Zealand in the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup on Saturday morning.
And Freeman’s journey to becoming a professional rugby player should also provide some inspiration for younger people at the awards. The 18-year-old full-back was noticed by Saints’ coaches while studying at Moulton College, and joined the Club’s Junior Academy midway through last season before putting pen to paper on his first full-time contract.
Run by Everyone Active in partnership with Daventry District Council, the Daventry District Sports Awards aim to celebrate the wealth of sporting talent in this area, as well as shine a light on the coaches and volunteers who help nurture that talent.
There are categories recognising the best sportsperson, disabled sportsperson, team, volunteer and coach as well as awards recognising young achievers and schools.
Dozens of people have been nominated and around 130 people are due to attend this year’s ceremony, which will be hosted by BBC Northampton’s Martin Heath.