Child Of Wales Awards 23 -Young Sporting Hero Winners

The Principality Building Society Child of Wales Awards took place on Friday 24th March at Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and recognised the incredible achievements of amazing children and young people from across Wales.

The event also raised vital funds for children’s charities Ty Hafan and Hope House Ty Gobaith.

The awards also recognise sporting achievement and this year, due to the high calibre of entries, the category was split into two age groups – Under 13 and 13-18.


And the winners are….

Young Sporting Hero (U13), Sponsored by Mrs Buckét

Fraizer Harris

Fraizer, seven, lives with Cystic Fibrosis and took up golf during lockdown just over 2 years ago to help with his condition. Even though he has only been playing for a short time, he is already better than most adults, winning a series of competitions.

Movement and being outside is really important for Fraizer’s condition, and to ensure he stays healthy he

does physio in the car before a competition and has to take some of the 50 pills he needs a day as he walks around the course.

He won the US Kids Championships in 2021 and this led him to be qualified to take part in the World

Championships in America representing Wales and the UK last year. He did struggle in the heat and humidity as a result of his condition, but that did not dampen his spirits.

He has since come runner up in the British Championship and has taken his trophy haul beyond 30!

Fraizer has trips planned to the USA, Scotland, Venice, Portugal and Africa in 2023.


Young Sporting Hero (13-18), Sponsored by Trade Centre Wales

Movado Hall

Fifteen-year-old Movado has faced many challenges throughout his life. He had always had a passion for rugby, but when lockdown hit and further disrupted his education, he went off the rails.

Movado would spend his days out on the streets, hanging out with older boys, getting into fights and trouble. There was lots of police intervention, but Movado struggled to control his emotions and wouldn’t listen to anyone.

With the continued support from those around him, especially his mum, Movado was able to have great opportunities playing the game he loved once again.

Towards the end of lockdown, he turned his focus to rugby and stopped going back out on the streets. His on-field leadership and attitude really impressed the coaches and Movado became the first pupil from Greenhill school to be named as captain of the Cardiff Schools team and to compete in the Dewar Shield Competition. He led his team out in the final to win the game.

He has shown incredible resilience, become a leader of men and is continuing to thrive in his newfound life path.

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