Grant caps strong season with James Ackerman Medal

Sunshine Coast Falcons hooker Harry Grant followed up his Intrust Super Cup team of the year inclusion by claiming his club’s best and fairest award for season 2019.

Grant – who finished in the top three in the Petero Civoniceva Medal tally – was awarded the James Ackerman Medal for his performances with the minor premiers throughout the season.

In a pre-recorded speech that was played to the guests gathered at Twin Waters Resort, the representative rake thanked the club, their staff and players for their contributions to his play this year.

 

The 2019 James Ackerman Medal Winner is Harry Grant!!! 🦅🦅🦅 #JA8

Posted by SC Falcons on Friday, 11 October 2019

His fellow team of the year members Todd Murphy (best back) and Chris Lewis (best forward) also took home awards; as did winger Jono Reuben for try of the year.

Hastings Deering Colts player of the grand final Tyson Smoothy added more silverware to his collection and was named the club’s Under 20 player of the year as well as the players' player.

A full list of winners is below.

Jono Reuben and Nat McGavin. Photo: Tegan Cronau
Jono Reuben and Nat McGavin. Photo: Tegan Cronau

Hastings Deering Colts

Best forward: Wyatt Reynolds

Best back: Jack Wright

Players' player: Tyson Smoothy

Player of the year: Tyson Smoothy 

Hastings Deering Colts star Tyson Smoothy. Photo: Tegan Cronau
Hastings Deering Colts star Tyson Smoothy. Photo: Tegan Cronau

Intrust Super Cup

Try of year: Jono Reuben

Rookie of the year: Nat Mcgavin

Player’s Player: Sam Burns

Best back: Todd Murphy

Best forward: Chris Lewis 

James Ackerman Medal (Player of the year): Harry Grant

Four Hastings Deering Colts players received ‘Iron Falcon’ awards for playing in all the club's regular season games: Wyatt Reynolds, Gian Largiader, Tom Dwan and Kane Jackson. Photo: Tegan Cronau
Four Hastings Deering Colts players received ‘Iron Falcon’ awards for playing in all the club's regular season games: Wyatt Reynolds, Gian Largiader, Tom Dwan and Kane Jackson. Photo: Tegan Cronau