Taine Tuaupiki has been named Burleigh Bears player of the year at the annual Bears awards night.
The 23-year-old fullback was instrumental in guiding the Bears to the minor premiership in the Hostplus Cup this year.
Tuaupiki was named winner of the prestigious Petero Civoniceva Medal - Hostplus Cup’s Player of the Year - and also took out Rookie of the Year. His consistent form also saw him announced at the premier fullback in the Hostplus Cup Team of the Year.
Other Hostplus Cup awards went to Guy Hamilton who picked up Players' Player, Sam Coster was named best forward, while Kea Pere picked up the Coaches Award.
Sophie Buller picked up the best and fairest award for Burleigh's BMD Premiership team.
Buller was one of several new recruits for the Bears this season and produced an outstanding season. Codi Dalley picked up the Coaches Award and the Players' Player was won by Ashleigh Quinlan.
David Wood picked up the Neville Rowland Memorial Award for Club Person of the Year, while Tristan Powell was named Ray McCarron Rookie of the Year.
Other best and fairest winners included Ben Kay (Colts), Lochlyn Sheldon (A Grade), Samson Halatau (Reserve Grade), Aston Bai (Under 20s) and Josiah Pahulu (Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup).
Full list of winners below.
Burleigh Bears 2022 awards
Best Forward - Sam Coster
Coaches Award - Kea Pere
Players' Player - Guy Hamilton (Brian Swaddling Memorial)
Best and Fairest -Taine Tuaupiki
Petero Civoniceva Medal winner Taine Tuaupiki
Coaches Award - Codi Dalley
Players' Player - Ashleigh Quinlan
Best and Fairest - Sophie Buller
Neville Rowland Memorial Award – Club Person of the Year
Ray McCarron Rookie Of The Year Award
Hastings Deering Colts
Coaches Award - Jovahn Te Aroiti
Players' Player - Sam McIntyre
Best and Fairest - Ben Kay
Auswide Bank Mal Meninga Cup
Coaches Award - Karauria Stokes
Best and Fairest - Josiah Pahulu
Rugby League Gold Coast QTOP A Grade
Best Forward - Jayden Sharp
Coaches Award - Ryan Wescombe
Players' Player - Kurtis Rowe
Best and Fairest - Lochlyn Sheldon
Rugby League Gold Coast QTOP DLC Reserve Grade
Coaches Award - Brock Hughes
Players' Player - Trent Smith
Best and Fairest - Samson Halatau
Rugby League Gold Coast QTOP Under 20s
Coaches Award - Harry Vousty
Players' Player - Luke Khan
Best and Fairest - Aston Bai
Cyril Connell Challenge
Coaches Award - Jimi Pedlow
Best and Fairest - Sam Stephenson
Harvey Norman Under 19s
Coaches Award - Ebony Raftstrand-Smith
Best and Fairest - Dannii Perese