Cordwell wins Norm Provan Medal

The Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles held their annual awards last week at the Nambour RSL, with Martin Cordwell winning the Norm Provan Medal.


The prestigious medal recognises the Intrust Super Cup teams Player of the Year.


Kerrod Walters was on hand to present the award as Norm Provan had commitments in Sydney in the lead up to Sundays grand final.


Cordwelll held off stiff competition from fellow front-row partner Ryan Hansen and back-rower Kristian Wanka to streak away in the final four rounds of the competition to take the award.


Sea Eagles CEO Chris Flannery heaped praise on the reliable Cordwell.


Marty Cordwell is one of those players that every team needs. He never takes a backward step and lays a great platform for our halves to play off the back of every week, Flannery said.


And the other thing that is very apparent is that his team mates love playing footy with him so you cant ask for much more than that as a player.


Hansen and Wanka won the forward of the year award tied on 14 points while crafty halfback Justin Otto took out the back of the year award.


** Meanwhile, former Brisbane Broncos coach Ivan Henjak will take the reins of the Sea Eagles Intrust Super Cup team in 2014.


Weve been in talks with Ivan for over a week now and Im very happy to say that we have been able to reach an agreement to bring Ivan here as head coach in 2014, Flannery said.


When someone with NRL coaching experience shows an interest in your club it would be silly not to do everything you can to get them here. Ivan will bring with him a wealth of experience from his playing and coaching days in the NRL and will be a great mentor for our very young squad that we have here.


Ivan will also be invaluable when trying to attract quality players and sponsors to our club. Im very excited already about how the club is shaping up for season 2014.