Gloucester prop Jamal Ford-Robinson has been named the Gallagher Community Player of the Month following a public vote.
As the Premiership competition currently on suspension following the pandemic coronavirus, the tournament organisers decided to unveil the Community Player of the Month award for the first time to recognise social contribution in the month of March.
Among the nominations, 12 inspiring stories were shortlisted for a public vote and it was the 26-year-old, who emerged victorious with more than 5000 votes. Ford-Robinson in a motive to up the morale of the people self-produced a series of hilarious and uplifting videos through his social media accounts.
Gallagher ambassador and Rugby World Cup winner Nolli Waterman lavished praise on Ford-Robinson in his attempt to boost the morale of public
“At a time when we were all having to meet the many challenges associated with lockdown and the new reality of social isolation, Jamal and his hilarious homemade videos quickly became an unmissable daily feature on social media – a real one-man lifter of spirits, smile-spreader and day-brightener throughout the rugby community.
“Laughter is a powerful force that brings us all together, even when we are forced to be apart, and let’s just say Jamal’s Whitney impression is definitely a case of once seen, never unseen!”