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Hale awarded Kiwibank Local Hero Medal

Warriors WNRL captain Georgia Hale has gained another honour after being named a Kiwibank Local Hero Medal recipient.

The 24-year-old Kiwi Ferns international was included in a list of local heroes from throughout the country. Through the awards, Kiwibank recognises “the enormous contribution, sacrifice and commitment of Kiwis who selflessly work to make their local communities a better place.”

Hale was named the New Zealand representative player of the year at the RLPA Players’ Champion event this year and was also a finalist for the RLPA’s WNRL Players’ Champion award.

Last month she helped the Kiwi Ferns to victory over the Jillaroos in the inaugural women’s World Cup 9s final in Sydney. She was one of four Kiwi Ferns named in the team of the tournament.

Off the field, Hale makes an enormous contribution, particularly through her role as community relations coordinator at the Vodafone Warriors. A special passion is helping people with intellectual disabilities.

Every year she enhances the lives of thousands of children visiting schools around the country, not only educating pupils on the fundamentals of being a professional athlete but also their personal health and well being.