Rhinos stars named as finalists for Leeds Sports Awards

Players from Leeds Rhinos Women and Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League teams are up for awards at the upcoming Leeds Sports Awards, which take place at the first direct Arena on Thursday 27th February.

Following their success in the 2019 season when they won the Super League and Challenge Cup double, Leeds Rhinos Women are up for Team Performance of the Year.

Their head coach Adam Cuthbertson is a finalist in the Coach Performance of the year and captain Courtney who was a try scorer in the Cup Final and Player of the Match in the Grand Final is up for Sportswoman of the Year.

Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby League team had another outstanding year, winning the League Leaders’ Trophy for the first time with a 118-32 victory over Halifax before going on to lift the Challenge Cup in August.

The side’s captain, and England international James Simpson is a finalist in the Sportsman Disability award. Jodie Boyd-Ward is also a finalist for Sportswoman Disability, Nathan Collins for Young Disability Sportsperson and finally their coach Josh Gardner for Coach Participation.

There is recognition for one of the Foundation’s Ambassador community clubs, with East Leeds ARLFC Under 13s up for Young Club/Team of the Year, whilst Corpus Christi have been named as a finalist in the Schools Sport category following their success in the RFL Champions Schools Year 8 competition last year.

The 17th annual Leeds Sports Awards will see Leeds’ sporting heroes, both professional and amateur, once again gather to celebrate the achievements of the city after a hugely successful 2019.

To be there on this special night to celebrate the sporting achievements of the city, please visit the Sport Leeds website by CLICKING HERE.



Alex Bell
Courtney Hill (Leeds Rhinos Women)
Jess Learmonth
Katie Levick
Katy Marchant
Laura Weightman
Lizzie Deignan
Lois Toulson
Nicola Adams

Sportsman Disability

Adam Duggleby MBE
David Stone MBE
James Simpson (Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair)

Sportswoman Disability

Hannah Cockcroft MBE
Izzy Palmer
Jade Jones-Hall
Jodie Boyd-Ward (Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair)
Kadeena Cox MBE

Coach – Performance

Adam Cuthbertson (Leeds Rhinos Women)
Andi Drake
Andy Henderson
Marcelo Bielsa

Young Sportswoman

Caitlin Beevers (Leeds Rhinos Women)
Callie Eaglestone
Leah Crisp
Millicent Costello

Young Disability Sportsperson

Lucas Town
Nathan Collins (Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair)

Club/Team Performance

City of Leeds Diving Club
East Leeds Swimming Club
Leeds City Athletic Club Endurance Teams
Leeds Rhinos Women

Coach – Participation

Gemma Wright
Jessica Nicholson
Joshua Gardner (Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair)

Young Club/Team

City of Leeds Synchronised Swimming Club
East Leeds ARLFC Under 13s
Morley Cricket Club Under 9s

School Sport (U18 or 18+)

Jan Wood
Corpus Christi Year 8 Girls
The Grammar School at Leeds Netball U13s and U15s