Hull KR club doctor Dr Gemma Phillips has been given the RFL President’s award for her work on restarting the game.
She has worked with the RFL throughout the pandemic to interpret and put into action each government guideline.
She is the second recipient of the award in current President Tony Adams MBE’s reign. Wakefield Trinity centre Reece Lyne won the award back in December.
Adams said: “In a unique and distressing period for all of us, the importance of our medical practitioners has never been more apparent.
“So we should begin by noting that the outstanding work that Gemma has done for the sport of Rugby League over recent months has come alongside her work for the NHS.
“We all know the challenges that have been presented to sport by the pandemic. The route back to playing professional sport has at times seemed unbelievably complicated and difficult.
“She has worked quietly and relentlessly for the sport in one of its most challenging times. I am proud and delighted to present Dr Gemma Phillips with my RFL President’s Award.”