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Ryley Jacks - Intrust Super Cup Final - Redcliffe Dolphines V Sunshine Coast Falcons at Dolphin Oval

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.

On Tuesday, Storm announced the signing of the young playmaker following his standout Intrust Super Cup season with the Falcons.

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)

See photos from the night at the Sunshine Coast Falcons website.


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Other club award winners:

Northern Pride
Mackay Cutters
Souths Logan Magpies
Townsville Blackhawks
Burleigh Bears
Ipswich Jets
CQ Capras

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