Will wins role model award

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A YOUNGSTER from Kilsby has won a Young Role Model of the Year award.

Will Land won the award, organised by Northamptonshire County Council for being positive and inspiring to other young people. He was nominated by Shailen Popat, a senior youth officer with RealiZe, a youth group Will attends in the village.

Mr Popat said: “Will is a unique person who began attending RealiZe when he was 12 and volunteering at 13 out of his own volition. He helps his single mother look after his three younger siblings, one of whom has a disability.

“He attends football coaching and assisted me in coaching a girls football team. He does all this while maintaining dignity, politeness and reliability. I admire him for not letting any area of his life suffer and being able to balance all duties.”