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Saints’ social inclusion manager nominated for prestigious award

Jordan Letts, Northampton Saints’ social inclusion manager, has been named as one of five nominees for the first-ever Northampton Male Role Model of the Year award.

The prize, which will be presented at an awards ceremony this Saturday at 12.30pm on the Market Square in Northampton, aims to recognise those people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to become a true role model for the community.

“Jordan has played a real part in making Northampton a town of which we can be proud.”

Cllr Tony Ansell

Letts, 25, has worked in the social inclusion department at Northampton Saints since 2015, helping students within the county that face exclusion from school or who have not been attending their lessons due to personal trauma, stress, or any other significant factors.

He and the Saints Foundation team work tirelessly to rehabilitate these students and give them the support and guidance to help reintegrate them back into education.

Letts has also been a leading figure on Saints’ HITZ programme for several years, and in 2018 has helped to develop the brand-new Engage and Aspire programmes which have both been a huge success.

“I’m really humbled to be nominated for this award by Northampton Borough Council,” said Letts.

“I really enjoy supporting the students I am involved with and try to inspire them as best I can. Seeing our HITZ, Engage and Aspire programmes flourish this year at Franklin’s Gardens has been incredibly rewarding for the entire Saints Foundation team.”

Cllr Tony Ansell, Mayor of Northampton, added: “Congratulations to Jordan for being nominated for our first-ever Male Role Model of the Year award.

“I was delighted to read about the positive value men bring to our community and the significant effect Jordan is having on the Borough.

“He has played a real part in making Northampton a town of which we can be proud.”

And Cllr Anna King, cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “This is the third year that we’ve marked International Men’s Day here in Northampton.

“Responding to feedback from local residents and partners, we feel that the launch of the Male Role Model of the Year Awards is not only a perfect way of widening these celebrations, but also provides us with the perfect opportunity to recognise the many inspiring boys and men we have in the town.”