Georgia Roche shortlisted for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Drew Darbyshire

Woman of Steel Georgia Roche has been shortlisted for the BBC Sports Young Personality of the Year award.

The 18-year-old helped Castleford Tigers Women reach the Challenge Cup final with a stellar display in their victory over York City Knights, scoring four tries.

Roche is one of Super League’s most exciting prospects, she has made a huge impact in the inaugural Women’s Super League this year.

Roche has recently been called up to the England 20-woman squad which will travel to Carcassonne to face France on Saturday, October 27.

Roche will be up against individuals including; football star Ryan Sessegnon, para-athlete Kare Adenegan and gymnast Georgia-Mae Fenton.

The winner will be announced at BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, which will be held at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on December 16.