The 2019 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year has been revealed as Caroline Dubois.
National children’s charity, the Youth Sport Trust, was among the judging panel alongside a prestigious sporting line up including:
- Elite athletes – Tom Daley (chair of the panel), Billy Monger, Ama Agbeze and Sophie Christiansen
- Presenters and journalists - Reshmin Chowdhury, Vick Hope and Simon Mundie
- Coach Jane Figueroa
- Executive editor of BBC Sports Personality of the Year - Carl Doran
- Blue Peter Young Judge - Adam Hunter
Ali Oliver, Chief Executive at the Youth Sport Trust, said:
On behalf of the Youth Sport Trust I would like to congratulate all those shortlisted for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2019 but in particular Caroline for being named this year’s very worthy winner. This Award recognises both her awesome talent, and her incredible determination from a young age to box. Hearing her story, it is clear to see she is an ambassador for women's sport, and through her ambition and drive for equality she is helping blaze a trail for young girls everywhere.
“Sporting role models have a key role to play in inspiring the next generation and by recognising the nation’s young talent through this Award, we know it will motivate and encourage more young people to choose sport.
“As a charity we harness the power of sport to change young lives for the better – we know active children are happier, heathier and more successful in school and life. We champion the place of Physical Education and Sport in schools, and through our programmes help young people achieve their personal best in life and sport.
“Thank you to BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year for inviting us to be part of the panel and I wish Caroline all the best with her future career, to achieve this award is an inspiring achievement.”
To read more about the Youth Sport Trust’s work in providing young people with opportunities to take part in competitive school sport visit www.yourschoolgames.com