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Fenton-Wells shortlisted for Gallagher Community Player of the Season

Nick Fenton-Wells is among six players in the running for the Gallagher Community Player of the Season award.

The award celebrates those who go the extra mile to make a difference in their local community– emphasising how much good Gallagher Premiership Rugby stars do in their own time.

This year’s shortlist is no different with Fenton-Wells included alongside Darren Barry of Worcester Warriors, Saracens’ Calum Clark, Rob Miller of Wasps, Lucas Noguera of Bath Rugby and Sale Sharks’ Denny Solomona. 

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 22nd at the star-studded 2019 Premiership Rugby Awards, presented by Gallagher.

Fenton-Wells has dramatically changed the way Bristol Bears Community Foundation engage and work with the local community, helping to organise more than 500 hours of engagement from players and staff through his leadership and influence.

Gallagher ambassador and World Cup winner Danielle Waterman was impressed by the wide-ranging activities this year’s shortlist have been doing.

“The great thing about rugby is the values behind it and the six players on the shortlist for Gallagher Community Player of the Season certainly demonstrate that,” she said.

“All those shortlisted for the award have done great work in their communities and can certainly call themselves role models.

“It’s brilliant to see the effort that is being put in by these players and the clubs away from the pitch up and down the country that we don’t always see on a daily basis, and whoever takes home the award will be a worthy winner for sure.”

“It’s brilliant to see the effort that is being put in by these players and the clubs away from the pitch up and down the country that we don’t always see on a daily basis, and whoever takes home the award will be a worthy winner for sure.”

Danielle Waterman, Gallagher ambassador

Rugby players are often seen as role models in their local communities, and the work they do can make a huge difference – especially with young people, which is why community insurance broker, Gallagher and Premiership Rugby have teamed up to recognise the differences players can make.

The six shortlisted players will now wait to see who takes the crown from last year’s winner Mark Lambert of Harlequins at the glittering Premiership Rugby Awards, presented by Gallagher, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on Wednesday, May 22nd.

Other former winners of the award include Worcester Warriors’ Chris Pennell, Saracens’ Jamie George, Dom Waldouck of Northampton Saints, Dean Schofield from Worcester Warriors and Bob Casey of London Irish, who won the award in 2012.