Aquis Gold Coast Titans winger Anthony Don has tonight won the coveted Paul Broughton Medal at the annual Awards Night, held at QT, Surfers Paradise.
Don was presented the award by founding Chairman, Paul Broughton, and becomes the first winger to receive the award in the club’s 11-year history.
The Grafton junior polled 49 votes, which was compiled on a 3-2-1 basis after each match, from the three-man coaching staff and playing group. Don finished two points clear of hooker Nathan Peats who also had a strong season.
The award caps off a stellar season for the 29-year-old who earned his first Country Origin jersey and also topped the try-scorer list for the club, with 12 four-pointers in his 20 appearances.
Other award winners on the night included Peats, who took out the Coaches’ Award, after a strong year where he became a true leader amongst the playing group and also represented NSW in the State of Origin series.
Centre Konrad Hurrell took home two awards, the first being the Members ‘Most Valuable Player’ and his second being ‘The Preston’ Community Award for his tireless efforts throughout 2017 out and about in the community.
Forward Morgan Boyle was named ‘Rookie of the Year’ after his strong debut season where he made 15 appearances at the top level.
Second Rower Joe Greenwood won the ‘Try of the Year’ award for the Round 2 try scored against the Newcastle Knights. It truly was a team effort with the ball going through numerous sets of hands and the Englishman was able to finish it off.
At NYC level, it was joint winners of the ‘Player of the Year’ award with halfback Alexander Brimson and young prop forward Moeaki Fotuaika the recipients. Back rower Rory Lillis won the ‘True Titan’ award as a player who shows tremendous work ethic and consistency.
Medal voting 2017 (Top 5):
49 – Anthony Don
47 – Nathan Peats
45 – Jarrod Wallace
42 – Kevin Proctor
41 – Ryan James
Full list of award winners:
Paul Broughton Medal – Anthony Don
Coaches’ Award – Nathan Peats
Rookie of the Year – Morgan Boyle
Try of the Year – Joe Greenwood
Members ‘Most Valuable Player’ – Konrad Hurrell
‘The Preston’ Community Award – Konrad Hurrell
NYC ‘Player of the Year’ – Alexander Brimson & Moeaki Fotuaika
NYC ‘True Titan’ – Rory Lillis
Previous Paul Broughton Medal winners:
2016 – Ryan James
2015 – Luke Douglas
2014 – Beau Falloon
2013 – Greg Bird
2012 – Nate Myles
2011 – Luke Bailey
2010 – Luke Bailey
2009 – Nathan Friend
2008 – Preston Campbell
2007 – Luke Bailey & Anthony Laffranchi (joint winners)