- Hazell was capped over 250 times for Gloucester
- The award celebrates his off-field achievements
Former Gloucester flanker Andy Hazell has been named the latest winner of the RPA’s quarterly Personal Development Award.
The award is designed to reward and celebrate the off-field development achievements of RPA members taking part in the RPA Personal Development Programme.
RPA Alumni member Hazell was capped over 250 for Gloucester as well as seven times for England.
Towards the latter stages of his career, Hazell became committed to learning about e-commerce, setting up his businesses Smart Home Sounds and Inside Out Cinema.
Hazell has continued to work closely with the RPA through the Personal Development Programme, which has allowed him to become a mentor and role model to current players who are exploring their options for a career after rugby.
“It’s a fantastic feeling to win this award and it will definitely help push the company’s performance further," said Hazell.
"It’s been a tough but very rewarding experience starting a business from scratch but the continued support from the RPA and Josh Frape has been hugely beneficial.”
This award is judged by a panel consisting of RPA Rugby Director, Richard Bryan, and RPA Alumni Representatives, Chris Bentley and Rob Vickerman.
The RPA Personal Development Programme (jointly funded by the RPA, RFU and Premiership Rugby) is a central pillar of the RPA and provides its members with essential off-field education, personal development, career transition opportunities and welfare support.