More than 180 guests including players, partners and sponsors packed the Lakehouse to see Vantage Homes Falcons halfback Ryley Jacks awarded the prestigious James Ackerman Medal after a fantastic season in the black and gold.
James Ackerman’s father Michael and brothers Tom and Drew presented the award to the halfback while Sonya (mother of James) watched from the crowd last Friday, October 7.
Alex Bishop was judged Back of the Year for a sensational debut season for the Falcons while inspirational captain Troy Giess was awarded Best Forward of the Year.
On Saturday (October 8) night, rising star Joe Stimson was awarded the Feeder Team Player of the Year at the Melbourne Storm Player of the Year awards in Melbourne.
For the FOGS Colts Challenge Under 20 players, Alex Copelin continued his impressive rise through the ranks taking out the Back of the Year, while Beau Fermor took out the Forward of the Year against a strong field.
Falcons halfback Dev Long won the overall FOGS Colts Challenge Player of the Year award.
Sunshine Coast Falcons awards
James Ackerman Medal (Intrust Super Cup Player of the Year): Ryley Jacks
Intrust Super Cup Best Back: Alex Bishop
Intrust Super Cup Best Forward: Troy Giess
FOGS Colts Challenge Player of the Year: Devlin Long
FOGS Colts Challenge Best Back: Alex Copelin
FOGS Colts Challenge Best Forward: Beau Fermor
Melbourne Storm Feeder Player of the Year: Joe Stimson
(awarded at the Melbourne Storm presentation evening)
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