Alexander Day from Harwich, Essex has been awarded £1,500 in recognition of his outstanding sporting ability through the OCS Young Sports Person Awards in partnership with SportsAid. Rugby player Alex beat stiff competition to win the regional award for the London East region.
Seventeen year old Alex started playing rugby at the age of six after being influenced by his father. He was selected to play for the Northampton Saints RFC Academy and has been very successful after progressing to play for the U16’s team where he played the position of scrum half. Alex is now playing for the England’s U18’s second team and is a player with a very bright future.
Travelling to London to collect his award at a celebratory event on 25th November in the OCS Stand at the Brit Oval, Alex will join winners from the nine other UK regions and the Disabled Athlete and Young Star category winners. On the day OCS will announce one overall winner, who will receive a further £8,500-worth of support over three years.
Previous OCS Young Sports Person Award winners will attend the event alongside a host of top sporting stars including Ade Adepitan MBE, Iwan Thomas MBE and Rory Underwood MBE.
Chris Cracknell, chief executive of OCS said, “The OCS Young Sports Person Awards and our partnership with SportsAid strongly underpins our objective of putting something back into the communities in which we work and supporting young people through financial assistance and encouragement in their sporting activities. Our winners have gone on to achieve great things for our country and we will continue to support our sporting future as we race towards 2012.”