Beevers up for BBC award

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Leeds Rhinos and England fullback Caitlin Beevers has been nominated for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.

The 18-year-old helped the Rhinos to a league and cup double in 2019 and has also represented her country in the Nines World Cup and their tour in Papua New Guinea.

Beevers said: “I’m obviously really happy and really honoured to have been shortlisted for the award.

“It has been a massive year for me in terms of refereeing and playing for Leeds and England. “I’ve been playing since I was six years old and the only people I ever had to look up to were the men on television.

“As a female, that’s just not the same, but it’s now easier for young women to do that and I am delighted to be a part of this new generation.”

She is up against cyclist Charlie Aldridge, Sky Brown (skateboarding), Caroline Dubois (boxing), Josh Hill (golf), Bethany Paull (artistic gymnastics), Huddersfield’s Aaliyah Powell (taekwondo), Ottlie Robinson-Shaw (kayaking), Toni Shaw (para-swimming) and Maisie Summers-Newton (para-swimming).

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