Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker has capped off a remarkable season by winning the 2014 Meninga Medal for the Canberra Raiders best and fairest player in the NRL squad.
Croker polled 20 votes in the Medal count in 24 matches in 2014, in a season which saw him finish third on both the NRL’s top try scorers list (18) and top point scorers list (202).
Points for the Meninga Medal are awarded in a 3-2-1 format for each game of the regular NRL season, and allocated based on player votes after each match.
Shannon Boyd collected the award for the NRL rookie of the year after a strong debut season which saw him play 21 NRL matches, while the NRL Coaches Award went to prop David Shillington.
Shaun Fensom was awarded the prestigious Fred Daly Memorial Trophy for clubman of the year, while rising star Andrew Heffernan took home the Geoff Caldwell Award for Welfare & Education for his commitments in playing in the NYC team and studying a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Canberra.
Mitchell Barnett won the 2014 NYC Player’s Player after an outstanding season for his team, with halfback Matt Frawley winning the NYC Coaches Award.
2014 Meninga Medal – Award Winners
Meninga Medal: Jarrod Croker
Top Five Final Vote Tally:
20 – Jarrod Croker
18 – David Shillington
17 – Shaun Fensom
14 – Anthony Milford
12 – Jarrad Kennedy, Glen Buttriss
NRL Coaches Award: David Shillington
NRL Rookie of the Year: Shannon Boyd
NYC Player’s Player: Mitchell Barnett
NYC Coaches Award: Matt Frawley
Fred Daly Memorial Clubman of the Year: Shaun Fensom
Gordon McLucas Memorial Junior Representative Player of the Year: Lachlan Croker
Geoff Caldwell Memorial Welfare & Education Award: Andrew Heffernan