Rob Burrow has won the Helen Rollason award for 2022.
As his fight against Motor Neurone Disease enters its fourth year, Burrow has been recognised during the Sports Personality of the Year Awards on BBC tonight with the Helen Rollason award.
Helen was a sports journalist and presenter for BBC and battled cancer at the end of her life and that spirit is embodied in Burrow as he continues to fight MND.
Burrow’s award was followed by a special award being given to Kevin Sinfield, Burrow’s good friend and former teammate.
Sinfield has raised millions in the fight against MND running seven marathons in seven days in 2020, 101 miles in 24 hours in 2021 and in November ran seven ultramarathons in a week.
Together they have helped lead the fight against MND and inspire the MND community especially in the wake of the late great Doddie Weir’s passing.
Sinfield and Burrow won seven Super League titles alongside each other from 2004-15 and in his final ever game in 2017 he added an eighth title to his record.
However, those achievements are dwarfed by what they have done in the fight against MND.
Which is why both absolutely deserve these huge honours for both.
Fantastic news for rugby league and MND.