Beevers shortlisted BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Congratulations to Leeds Rhinos Women’s Player Caitlin Beevers who has been shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

Beevers, who turned 18 in October, was part of the Rhinos team who won the Challenge Cup and Super League titles this year and has just returned from playing for England in the Women’s Downer World Cup 9s and tour of Papua New Guinea.

The young star made her Rhinos debut, aged just 16-years-old, after signing for the club’s Academy from Dewsbury Moor.  In her debut season she scored 17 tries in 14 appearances, moving from the wing to full back and was a try scorer in the Challenge Cup Final victory to help the Rhinos Women’s team secure their first ever piece of silverware.

She has continued to impress in 2019, scoring one of the most memorable tries of the season in the Challenge Cup semi final to send her team back to the final for a second consecutive season.  In the Final she once again proved she could perform on the biggest stage with another try to help her team clinch the trophy for the second time.

The full-back then celebrated her 18th birthday with a Grand Final victory over Castleford before flying to Australia to be part of the Rugby League World Cup 9s tournament, where she scored a try in the opener against Papua New Guinea.

Past winners of the award, which was previously known as BBC Sports Personality of the Year Newcomer Award, are former F1 World Champion Jenson Button, Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray and Tom Daley.

To see a full lost of nominees CLICK HERE