News | 09 Dec 2022

Cameron Jordan wins 2022 RPA Gain Line Award

The Rugby Players Association (RPA) announces that Cameron Jordan of Gloucester Rugby is the worthy recipient of this season’s first RPA Vodafone Business Gain Line Award.

The RPA Vodafone Business Gain Line Award was created to support current and former players of the game in their business ventures off the field.

Cameron, who hugely values his off-field personal development, has been taking on a number of opportunities that will aid him for when he has finished his rugby career.

He is currently undertaking an MA Leadership in Sport course with the Institute of Sports Humanities and has signed up to a Carpentry Course with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College following a successful taster evening.

On top of these courses, Cameron also coaches at Cheltenham Tigers Rugby Club every week to help him grow his network and improve his communication skills. Coaching represents a key area for Cameron, as he has also recently completed his ERCA Level 2 Coaching Award and plans to get his Level 3 next year.

On winning the award, Jordan said: “It’s a great award to receive. My Development Manager Craig spoke to me a while ago and said he was going to put me up for it regarding the off-field efforts I’ve been doing.

“You never do these things for any kind of recognition, obviously, but it’s nice that Vodafone and the RPA are so supportive with this award that they offer so thank you!”

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Jordan’s RPA Development Manager, Craig Townsend, said: “I’m very happy Cameron has won the award. He is one of the most proactive players with career development I have met.

“He engages in a wide variety of activities away from rugby and realises the need to connect with different networks to grow his knowledge, skills and qualifications.

He has a clear plan that he would like to work in sport or rugby management post-career and is not only applying himself to gain the necessary qualifications, but also talking to experienced current and former players who have made a career in this area.”

Andrew Stevens, UK Head of Commercial at Vodafone, said: “We are so pleased to hear that Cameron is the recipient of this season’s first RPA Vodafone Business Gain Line Award.

“Career development is often overlooked in sport, so it’s fantastic to see players, like Cameron, broadening their horizons and taking the initiative to expand their skill sets outside of rugby.

“We’re really excited to see Cameron’s progression both on and off the pitch.”

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About The RPA

The Rugby Players Association is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England. It represents more than 800 male and female current rugby players, as well as more than 400 former players.

Its mission is to support, promote and protect the interests of members, from the moment they sign their first professional contracts, throughout their playing careers, and beyond as they embark on the next phase of their lives.

RPA members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including: independent representation; legal advice; personal and professional development; playing insurance; education; confidential counselling; transition support; and much more. They can also access the support of the RPA’s official charity, Restart, in the event of serious illness, injury or hardship.

The RPA has also acted as the exclusive commercial representative of the England Men’s and Women’s Team and performs the following duties on behalf of Team England: Negotiation of the Elite Players Squad Contract, England match fees, England team win bonuses and Image Rights payments with the RFU.