The people's champion of Canberra, Sia Soliola continued to lead by example on and off the pitch in 2019.
A leader and mentor to a lot of the club's younger players, Soliola was a leader in the Raiders pack in 2019.
The former New Zealand international became the Raider's first try scorer in 2019 after he scored right on the stroke of half time as the Raiders soared to a 21-0 win over the Gold Coast Titans at CBUS Super Stadium.
As well as his impressive on-field performances throughout the season, Soliola continued to put in plenty of hours back into the community away from the football field. His kindness and generosity saw him awarded the Ken Stephen Medal for 2019 at the conclusion of this year's Grand Final.
2019 Ken Stephen Medal Finalist – Sia Soliola
Soliola achieved a special club milestone in Round 19 when he made his 100th appearance for the club in a 30-18 win over the Penrith Panthers at Panthers Stadium.
In 2019, Soliola averaged 97 running metres with 24 tackles a game. One of Sia's most impressive performances came in the Preliminary Final against the South Sydney Rabbitohs where the fan favourite made over 39 tackles as the Raiders secured their first-ever Grand Final appearance in over 25 years.