For the first time in history, the Canberra Raiders will stream the 2020 Meninga Medal awards presentation to our loyal members and fans on Tuesday September 29, from the club’s new training facility in Braddon.
The Meninga Medal awards presentation is an annual event that recognises the highest performing players of the current season. The most prestigious award of the night – the Meninga Medal, is awarded annually to the Canberra Raiders best and fairest player for the season. It will be our final presentation this evening and will be given to the player (or as has been the case in the past, players) who have polled best over the course of the season with points awarded on a 3-2-1 basis after each game of the regular NRL season. After each match, NRL Representatives and Football Staff cast their votes.
With the Raiders heading into week one of the Finals Series, and the team still under the NRL’s Apollo protocols, the club invite you to join us as we stream the presentation on the club's Facebook page while the event can also be viewed afterwards on raiders.com.au
From 7.30pm on Tuesday (September 29), Raiders members and fans can watch the presentation first-hand, with club all-rounder and “bubble” member, Andrew Bishop, the designated MC for the evening. There will be a chance to relive some of the highlights so far in 2020 and to hear from the NRL players as they receive their awards.
Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart will also take the opportunity to thank everyone for the season.
Raiders Media and Digital Manager, Ben Pollack, said the club was looking at ways to give members and fans exclusive access into our club’s awards presentation, which is normally a closed door event.
“We’ve tried all season to give Raiders members and fans an insight into what has been happening behind the scenes at the club, as the NRL’s Apollo Protocols have limited how we can engage with our fan base this season,” Pollack said. “By streaming the presentations through our Facebook page, we’re really excited that we are able to bring the 2020 Meninga Medal presentation into people’s lounge rooms for the first time. We invite you to experience the presentations and celebrate along with the players in this inaugural opportunity.”
We encourage members and fans to use the Hashtag #MeningaMedal to connect during the night and share their photos and thoughts on this year’s awards.