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Jordon Named Northamptonshire Sport’s Volunteer Of The Year

Jordon Joseph has picked up yet another trophy after he was named Volunteer of the Year by Northamptonshire Sport.

The talented teenager, pictured here receiving his award, set up CBA's cricket team when he was in the Sixth Form and has dedicated hundreds of hours to the team's training and matches.

In addition he spent hours applying to various agencies to secure funding.

The under-13 team has gone from strength to strength under Jordon's leadership and won a cup final in its first full season.

Now studying for a coaching degree, Jordon is still a familiar face at CBA as he continues to coach the team.

He was up against five other volunteers at the sports awards, which were held on November 4th at the county cricket ground and co-hosted by Corby's Olympic gymnast Daniel Keating (pictured left).

Jordon had already been named as Sports Volunteer of the Year at the recent sports awards ceremony held by Corby Borough Council.

He and the other winners from other areas of Northamptonshire were then put forward for the county award.

The youngest of the group, Jordon said he was shocked when his name was read out.

He said: "I really wasn't expecting it after reading about the other volunteers.

"One of them was a club secretary for 17 teams so I thought to myself, there's always next year.

"But then they announced that I'd won so I must have been doing something right."

He estimated that during the summer holiday, 75% of his time during the week was spent on the cricket team.

Jordon said he wants to build on the team's successful start and he is aiming high.

He said: "I want CBA to be recognised as a first-class place for cricket. I'd like the team to win more trophies because that's what it's about at the end of the day.

"I love what I do and I want to continue doing it. When you get a taste of success you just want more. You're hooked for life."