Victorian Halle Braybon has been named the winner of the NRL Young Person of the Year award.
The nineteen-year-old is a strong, grounded young woman with a passion for Rugby League and helping others.
Halle is involved in Rugby League in numerous ways - playing at club and state level, as a coach, as an advocate for NRL In League In Harmony in schools, and as an NRL Victoria Community Engagement Officer.
She also juggles the demands of University with her Rugby League commitments.
Halle is fiercely committed to the game she loves, traveling over 1.5 hours by train to play for the Werribee Bears as well as training in her state team three nights per week.
She also finds time to teach Rugby League in schools and coach a team.
Halle always looks for opportunities to pass on her knowledge and passion for the game to others.
She helps teammates, younger players and is a positive and encouraging role model.
When a local U16 boys Rugby League team did not have a coach, Halle stepped into the role of coach without hesitation.
Halle works tirelessly with the boys’ team to instil a culture of respect, she organises wellness sessions designing their team values and culture contract, as well as training them to be the best players they can be.
On the field, in the community or in schools, Halle represents the NRL’s core beliefs of inclusivity, positivity and unity.
The NRL Young Person of the Year is presented to a young person aged 12 – 24 (born between 1997-2009) who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing the NRL’s mission of using rugby league to bring people together to enrich their lives.
Young people are the future leaders of our game and the wider community. The NRL Young Person of the Year Award recognises and celebrates the positive contribution of young people to the game of rugby league and the wider community.