A HUMBLE Will Jubb has spoken of his pride at working with the Wilberforce Trust and Club Wilber after winning the Community Pride Sporting Hero of the Year award.

York City Knights star Jubb became the ambassador for Club Wilber, the children's arm of the sight loss charity Wilberforce Trust, earlier this year and has been hailed for his voluntary work.

Jubb himself is blind in one eye but has not let them that stop him forging a successful career in rugby league, having become a key part of the Knights' recent revival of Betfred Championship promotion contenders.

“I’m really honoured, proud and humbled to receive it, it means a lot," said Jubb on winning the award.

“It means just as much to me to spend the time with families at the Wilber Trust and to be involved in any way I can.

“Anything I can do to raise the image of the Wilber Trust, it all helps.

“The people behind the club are the real heroes that get it all sorted.

“Everything they do is fantastic. They built it from nothing and just to be a small part of that is brilliant.

“If they see me playing rugby after what I went through as a kid, hopefully that inspires them.

“They inspire me every time I see them."

Jubb penned a new one-year deal with the Knights last month to take him into his sixth year at York.

The hooker is one of 20 players to have committed their future to the club thus far.

Having brought in the likes of Pauli Pauli, Liam Harris and Jamie Ellis over the off-season, Jubb is excited about how the squad is shaping up.

“It’s brilliant, there are some really good players being signed," he said.

“There are good players in the Championship - it’s a really good competition. Some I have played with before. It’s good to be playing with them again.

“Hopefully we’re looking at a good 2022 season."