Day, who announced her retirement from international rugby in October, led England to a second successive RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam crown last season. The Wasps player is also England’s highest try scorer ever, top try scorer in both international rugby competition and the women’s Rugby World Cups of which she has competed in three tournaments.
The City has been nominating their colleagues in the Technogym City Sportsperson of the Year. This award is not about a Gerrard or a Flintoff, this is about ordinary City workers achieving extraordinary things on the pitch, on the court, round the track or on the water. The shortlist now goes to the judging panel of Will Greenwood, Tim Henman, Darren Gough, Jonathan Edwards and Sam Torrance. The winner will be announced on December 5th.
Day, who works for KPMG, is the only female on the shortlist of five for the award. She will be facing stiff competition against hockey player Nick Brothers, who represented England in both the Champions Challenge and European Cup in 2007, as well as winning the National League in the 2006/07 season for club side Reading, jockey Sam Waley who won four races against professional jockeys in 2007, runner Andrew Weir who became the first British runner over 40 years old to finish the Chicago Marathon, and the 30th runner overall to complete the event and athlete Phil Wicks who was the fastest individual competitor in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay; winning the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, and representing GB at the World Cross-Country Championships.