Mal Meninga Medal
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. 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. 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
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
- Matthew O'Neill (Press Release) (2008-08-13). "RAIDERS TO AWARD MAL MENINGA MEDAL". www.rleague.com. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
- "Monaghan wins Meninga Medal". Canberra Raiders. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
- "Award Winners". Canberra Raiders. Archived from the original on 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-05-09.