Boyd Cordner named Jack Gibson Medalist
Sydney Roosters Captain Boyd Cordner has tonight been named winner of the prestigious Jack Gibson Medal at the Sydney Roosters 2017 Awards Night.
This is the second time Cordner has claimed the Club’s most prized award, with the 25-year-old previously receiving the Medal in 2015.
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 Coach, with votes tallied across the season.
John Gibson, son of the late Jack Gibson, presented Cordner with the Medal.
Sydney Roosters Vice-Captain Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 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 Waerea-Hargreaves has been named Clubman of the Year, with the Roosters enforcer first claiming the award in 2012.
Latrell Mitchell was the recipient of the Roosters Our Community Award for his efforts throughout the community and work as an ambassador for the St Vincent’s Heart Health Program.
Mitchell is also the Roosters finalist for the NRL’s Ken Stephen Medal.
Meanwhile, Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce was named Members Player of the Year and for the second successive year, Latrell Mitchell took home the Steggles Try of the Year Award for his memorable four-pointer in the Roosters win against the Brisbane Broncos in week one of the Finals Series.
Victor Radley capped off a memorable rookie year, winning the Arthur Beetson Medal for NYC Player of the Year and the Harry Phipps Rising Star Award.
Jake Hazard won the Chris Sykes Award for Junior Rep Player of the Year and Reuben Porter was named the NYC Players Player.
The award winners on the night were:
Steggles Try of the Year – Latrell Mitchell
Members Player of the Year – Mitchell Pearce
Roosters Our Community Award – Latrell Mitchell
Barry Van Heekeren “MOCCA” Award – Steve Driscoll
Harry Phipps Rising Star Award – Victor Radley
Chris Sykes Award (Junior Rep Player of the Year) – Jake Hazard
NYC Players Player – Reuben Porter
Arthur Beetson Medal (NYC Player of the Year) – Victor Radley
James Mathews Clubman of the Year – Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
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.