Sea Swift Northern Pride prop Jack Svendsen was named the club’s 2015 Player of the Year at the Pride’s annual presentation night last night at Brothers Leagues Club.
Svendsen, 22, has had another stellar Intrust Super Cup season for the Pride in 2015, leading from the front and catching the eye of NRL scouts.
Pride Head Coach Joe O’Callaghan said Svendsen was a deserved winner of the prestigious Sea Swift Player of the Year award.
“Jack’s been one of our top performers all year, and is no doubt on the radar of many NRL clubs,” said O’Callaghan.
“He provides us with go-forward when we need it, has a huge engine, and it’s through his efforts on and off the field that he earns deserved respect from the boys.
“Even when he’s carrying a few niggles, he always wants to play and put his hand up for the team, and he’s a great asset to the Club.”
The former North Queensland Cowboys Under 20s forward re-joined the Pride in late 2013 after previously having been part of the Club’s Academy system.
Fellow prop Sheldon Powe-Hobbs won the popular Players’ Player of the Year award after similar barnstorming displays in the pack.
Another young local forward talent Tom Hancock was named Most Improved Player, while Canterbury Bulldogs-bound Graham Clark clinched the Best Forward of the Year award.
Retiring half-back Sam Obst was a popular winner of the Members’ Player of the Year award, while thrilling full-back Linc Port was named Best Back of the Year.
Pride volunteer Jackie Clarkson received the John O’Brien Club Person of the Year award for her dedication to the Club, especially on game days.