Tom Hildreth is only 20 and is probably the best player in the world in the fastest-growing sport in the world, Rock-It-Ball. The only player to captain England at both Youth and Senior levels he also captained the 2010 national champions. Not only that he is a leading figure in the development of the sport, he was instrumental in its adoption by the ATC, is head coach of the fastest-growing club in the country and runs a number of after-school clubs in the Ripon area of North Yorkshire.'
He has had a massive impact in the schools in the local area. One head teacher commented'we LOVE Tom in our school. As soon as he pulls up all the children say 'there's Tom, there's Tom'
Tom has sacrificed a lot of earning power to dedicate himself to the development of his chosen sport working full time for very little money. His dedication and the amount of work he does for free to involve youngsters is amazing in one so young.' CR