Ben Henry has completed his third qualification in three years graduating with a Diploma in Computing at the New Zealand School of Education. The Diploma is a follow on from the Certificate of Computer Servicing he completed in 2014 and complements the Certificate in Small Business he completed in 2013.

The young second rower has been keeping busy while recovering from a season-ending knee injury he suffered earlier on in the year and he knows the road back to the top having come back from a knee injury in 2013 only to go on and debut for the Kiwis that the same year.

“Personally, I don’t see my achievements as a big deal. I’m passionate about being a role model off the field, to enjoy the good times and show resilience during the tough times, I have my faith, I know that tough times don’t last and if I push through it I will be better for it,” Vadafone Warrior Ben Henry.

The former NYC captain serves as a Warriors Education and NRL State of Mind Ambassador. As Warriors Education Ambassador, Ben has been engaging with some of the younger players as part of the Careerwise programme. The programme helps educate and encourage players on developing a well-balanced life as an NRL player.

Recruited by the NRL as a State of Mind Ambassador, the 51-game player has also been active in addressing the mental health issues amongst the community through the State of Mind campaign. This has seen him work closely with the NRL and team mate John Palavi in creating educational resources and tools for the community and help spread awareness that it’s OK to talk to those you trust.

“I know part of pushing through it is focussing on what I can achieve off the field in helping the team and the club be the best we can be. So for those reasons I enjoy my studies and the opportunity to serve the other players at my club as Ambassador,” he shared.