Jay & Ted Chapelhow win Community Award

Jay & Ted Chapelhow win Community Award widnesvikings.co.uk

19th September 2017

Ted and Jay Chapelhow have been named the Community Players of the Year, in recognition of their incredible work to support the Vikings' community programmes. 

The twins are fantastic ambassadors for the Vikings, always seeking to give back to the Vikings supporters and back our efforts in the community. The pair have assisted countless community visits and campaigns, from inspiring younger generations to enjoy healthy lifestyles with the Vikings education and health programmes, to leading our efforts to encourage organ donation.

Ted and Jay are absolutely committed to positively using their influence as players. This has seen them attend and spend time with several community clubs, helping to deliver Sky Try Sessions and even giving up their weekends to volunteer with the Widnes Vikings Development Squad.

This year, the twins used their big personalities and commitment to making a difference to great effect when they led a video campaign to help take pressure off vital NHS services, including A&E and GP surgeries. The campaign went viral, receiving over 100,000 views. Ted and Jay helped carry the message from the campaign to local and national media, ensuring it was an incredible success for the NHS.

James Rule, CEO of Widnes Vikings, says: “Ted and Jay are truly deserving of this award. They embrace their community responsibilities and are always keen to make a difference. Their positive and welcoming personalities make them ideal ambassadors for our Club and Rugby League. The sheer breadth of programmes they have supported – from assisting the NHS, to supporting our Game Changer programme in local schools – is incredible. They should feel proud to collect this award and to know that they make a real difference.”

Jay & Ted Chapelhow win Community Award widnesvikings.co.uk