Chris Pennell, Worcester Warriors rugby star
Chris Pennell has not and will not let type 1 diabetes get in his way. The Worcester Warriors full-back was diagnosed with type one diabetes aged 19 but refused to let this stop him. As a professional rugby player Chris is used to hitting things head on and did not let his diagnosis stand in the way of reaching sporting excellence
Chris is proud to support us as figures from across the sporting world come together to #TackleType1.
No goal is out of reach. #TackleType1.
'You have to learn to embrace some challenges if you have type 1 diabetes. Sport teaches you to embrace challenges too. I challenge people of all ages, at sports clubs across the UK, to #TackleType1 for JDRF. It’s an exciting campaign and I’m onside.'