Mal Meninga Medal

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The Mal Meninga Medal is the name of the award that goes to the Canberra Raiders' Player of the Year. The award was named after former Raiders captain and coach, Mal Meninga and was first awarded in 2008.[1] Before this there was no name for the award but was still awarded. The medal is awarded to the player that received the most votes during the season, players after each match vote for the best player in the team for the match with the player with the most votes getting 3 points, the next best gets 2, and third gets 1.[2] If the votes are tied at the end of the season the medal is awarded to both players, this has happened only twice, 2005 and 2009, with Josh Miller involved on both occasions.

List of recipients[edit]

Season Winner[3]
1982 Jon Hardy
1983 Steve O'Callaghan
1984 Chris O'Sullivan
1985 Chris O'Sullivan
1986 Gary Belcher
1987 Gary Belcher
1988 Ricky Stuart
1989 Bradley Clyde
1990 Laurie Daley
1991 Steve Walters
1992 Ricky Stuart
1993 Ricky Stuart
1994 John Lomax
1995 Laurie Daley
1996 Laurie Daley
1997 Laurie Daley
1998 Mark McLinden
1999 Laurie Daley
2000 Laurie Daley
2001 Clinton Schifcofske
2002 Ruben Wiki
2003 Ruben Wiki
2004 Clinton Schifcofske
2005 Troy Thompson & Josh Miller
2006 Alan Tongue
2007 Scott Logan
2008 Joel Monaghan
2009 Josh Dugan & Josh Miller
2010 David Shillington
2011 Shaun Fensom
2012 Shaun Fensom
2013 Anthony Milford

Players who have received the medal more than once:

  • Laurie Daley = 6
  • Ricky Stuart = 3
  • Chris O'Sullivan = 2
  • Gary Belcher = 2
  • Ruben Wiki = 2
  • Clinton Schifcofske = 2
  • Josh Miller = 2
  • Shaun Fensom = 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthew O'Neill (Press Release) (2008-08-13). "RAIDERS TO AWARD MAL MENINGA MEDAL". www.rleague.com. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Monaghan wins Meninga Medal". Canberra Raiders. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  3. ^ "Award Winners". Canberra Raiders. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 

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