Aquis Titans winger Anthony Don has received a memorable birthday present by winning the prestigious ‘The Preston Award’ at the club’s awards night at the QT Hotel tonight.
The award is named in honour of Preston Campbell, the former Paul Broughton Medal and Dally M Medal winner who played 103 games for the Titans from 2007-11 and was regarded as a model professional and club man with his humble efforts for the Titans.
It is given to the player who shows the greatest characteristics of the ultimate teammate or clubman. It is recognition of his attitude and effort on the playing field, training paddock and club events. The winner depicts what it truly means to be a Titan, someone who gives full effort in everything he does and is a player respected by his teammates and opponents for not what he says, but what he does.
Don, who turned 27 today, has quickly generated respect at the club since being called into the squad as a 25-year-old midway through 2013. He has since played 44 games for the Titans with an outstanding try-scoring strike-rate that has seen him cross for 28 tries.
Further to that achievement he has been a valued contributor to the club, often supporting activities and displaying the right attitude to his responsibilities as a professional player.
He missed the last six weeks of the season due to a shoulder injury but will be fit to start the pre-season trials in February.
Previous winners of the award are:
(known as clubman of the year)
2010 – Preston Campbell
2011- Luke Bailey
(known as The Preston Award)
2012 – David Mead
2013 – William Zillman
2014 – Luke Bailey