With all the discussion around the race for Dally M of late, I thought it fitting to hand out some of our own awards.
The last two rounds of footy are crucial as to who wins the race between Cleary, Turbo, Walker & Hughes.
But it’s got me thinking. No one really cares, respectfully.
Everyone really wants to know who won, what @ YKTR Sports.
And in this day and age, participation awards are given out so no one misses out.
Which I don’t agree with by the way.
But I’ll do the same….
Coach of The Year – Isaac John
His ability to control the playing group with such big personalities and egos says a lot about his leadership.
He also has to be applauded for the way he completely change his game plan mid season when covid lockdowns hit.
The fact we were able to stay relevant with Blogs & Zoom podcasts says a lot about his tactical prowess.
Captain of The Year – Yours truly Skipper Scope
Unlike the boss, his job has been purely to focus on the team.
The way he’s able to lead from the front with consistency when it comes to content, whilst also helping the rest of the team speaks volumes about his character.
Throw in he also skippers the SPC & KRC on his days off from YKTR Sports. What a guy.
The Provan-Summons Medal – Corey Norman
After Normy was inappropriately on the end of one of the worst social media posts you had seen in a minute.
I couldn’t help but see the sliver lining in it all, however.
Although there were a few lemons in the comments, the majority of the messages were positive and it was plain for all to see that Normy had a heap of respect with not only players but fans across the game.
He’s always been a fan favourite of the YKTR community.
Comeback Player of The Year – James ‘Chicko’ Segeyaro
The road and journey has been well documented.
18 months plus on the sidelines, literally digging holes while he fights for his NRL career.
But the training has begun and the transition is almost complete. More to come….
VB Hard Earned Player of The Year – Luke Stowe
He’s the epitome of this award.
The guy who goes about his work daily and never really gets the wraps.
Happy for others to get all the attention while does his best work in the shadows.
Loves doing the one percenters, and just ultra reliable.
Sixth Man of The Year – Jordan Simi
In this day and age he’s the perfect role player.
Probably not consistent or reliable enough to promote in to the starting lineup, but when he’s on you have to leave him on the court.
You can handle the odd off night with Simi because he’s capable of coming back the next night and top scoring off the bench with a 40 piece. Shooters shoot baby.
Most Improved – Jackson Thomas
Although a foundation member of YKTR Sports, doing his best from NZ in the early days.
It wasn’t until the change of location this year that we have finally seen the potential he’s capable of.
Whispers are he practically lives in the gym. First to arrive and last to leave.
Rookie of The Year – Caleb Coroneos
The kid has taken YKTR Sports to the next level in only a short amount of time.
He plays with a lot of confidence, but the best thing is he’s able to back it up.
Definitely a player to watch out for next year. The star is rising.