The Duchess of Cambridge is to attend SportsAid’s annual gala dinner, SportsBall, at Supernova in Embankment Gardens later this month.
Kate, who became patron of SportsAid in April, will present the One-to-Watch Award on November 28, which recognises a young British sportsman or woman who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to their sporting career.
The award, which has previously been won by Tom Daley, will be given to the person who has excelled in their performance and displayed the right commitment and attitude to their future.
New mum Kate became patron of SportsAid before giving birth to Prince George and after the announcement, Sir Chris Hoy praised the decision for potential athletes. “As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.
Since giving birth to Prince George in July, the Duchess has been slowly easing her way back into royal life. Last month, she spent a day with SportsAid at the Olympic Park in East London.
Kate impressed the youngsters as she played volleyball during her visit, which was her first outing for the organisation.
“She did really well and picked up the sport really quickly,” Grace Lazard, 16, said after the game. “I just feel really privileged and honoured to have played with her.”
Grace, who recently completed in a volleyball tournament in Denmark, added that the Duchess’ choice of footwear only impressed her more.
“She was playing in heels, whoever plays in heels is amazing.”
Prince William’s wife spent time watching the young athletes, who are tipped to take part in the next Olympics and Paralympics and spent time chatting with them.
She also joined the youngsters in nutrition and social media training workshops, where she asked questions in a mock press conference.