Boyd Cordner has tonight been named winner of the prestigious Jack Gibson Medal at the Sydney Roosters 2015 Awards Night.
Awarded to the Player of the Year, the Jack Gibson Medal was voted for at the conclusion of every game by the Roosters NRL team and Head Coach, with votes tallied across the season. John Gibson, son of the late Jack Gibson, presented Cordner with the Medal.
A first-time winner of the Club’s most prized award, the 23 year-old Roosters Vice Captain placed ahead of other finalists Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Shaun Kenny-Dowall.
Sydney Roosters utility Mitchell Aubusson won the James Mathews Award for Clubman of the Year, recognising his extensive contribution both on and off the field throughout the year. This is the second time that Aubusson has been named Clubman of the Year, first claiming the award in 2011.
Captain Jake Friend was the recipient of the Roosters Our Community Award for his tireless efforts in the community, including as an ambassador of the Steggles Roosters Charity Nest. Friend was also the Club’s nomination for the NRL’s Ken Stephen Medal.
Meanwhile, Roosters fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was named Members Player of the Year and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves took home the Steggles Try of the Year Award for his memorable four-pointer in the Roosters Round 23 win against the Parramatta Eels.
Other winners on the night were Latrell Mitchell who won the Harry Phipps Rising Star Award, Connor Watson who won the Arthur Beetson Medal for NYC Player of the Year, Joseph Manu who won the Chris Sykes Award for Junior Rep Player of the Year and Vincent Leuluai for NYC Players Player.
The award winners on the night were:
Steggles Try of the Year – Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Members Player of the Year – Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Roosters Our Community Award – Jake Friend
Barry Van Heekeren “MOCCA” Award – Huss Chalich
Harry Phipps Rising Star Award – Latrell Mitchell
Chris Sykes Award (Junior Rep Player of the Year) – Joseph Manu
NYC Players Player – Vincent Leuluai
Arthur Beetson Medal (NYC Player of the Year) – Connor Watson
James Mathews Clubman of the Year – Mitchell Aubusson
Jack Gibson Medal Winner – Boyd Cordner
The night was attended by more than 350 guests and was staged in the Bondi Room of Easts Leagues Club.