15th October 2018, 09:00 | 

Georgia Roche shortlisted for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Georgia Roche shortlisted for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Georgia Roche has been shortlisted for the BBC Sports Young Personality of the Year Award a week after winning the first ever Woman of Steel award. 

The 18-year-old helped her side reach the Challenge Cup final with a player-of-the-match performance in Castleford's 48-12 Challenge Cup semi-final victory against York City Knights, a game in which she scored four tries.

Roche is one of Super League's most exciting talents, the Tigers star has made a huge impact in Women's Super League this year helping Castleford finish fourth and reached the league semi-finals. 

Roche has recently been called up to the England 20-player squad which will travel to Carcassonne on Saturday, October 27th. 

Roche will be up against some talented individuals including; football star Ryan Sessegnon, para-athlete Kare Adenegan and gymnast Georgia-Mae Fenton. 

The winner will be announced at BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, which will be held at at Birmingham's Genting Arena on 16 December.