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This year's McIntyre Medal Presentation night will be held as a virtual event for the first time, due to the current lockdown and public health orders. 

The event will be held on Tuesday 5th October at 7pm, with audiences able to watch the presentation live on our Facebook page

The video will then be available to watch on our CRRL website directly after the live presentation has finished. 

The McIntyre Medal event celebrates all the wonderful achievements of our players, coaches and volunteers, and is always a special night. 

30 individual awards will be presented, as well as the club championships from the Canberra Raiders Cup and George Tooke Shield. 

The Best & Fairest awards were voted on by referees weekly on a 3-2-1 basis, while coaching awards were voted on by their coaching peers in that grade.

Monaro Representative Players of the Year awards were awarded by the coach.

See below for a full list of awards which will be presented on the night:

Canberra Raiders Cup First Grade

Top Try Scorer

Top Points Scorer

Les McIntyre Medal (Best & Fairest)

LES MCINTYRE – Known as “The Founding Father of the Raiders”. Les was a Former Chairman of Group 8 and a Life member of Group 8, the Country Rugby League and NSW Rugby League. He was Chairman of the Queanbeyan Leagues Club and secretary of the Queanbeyan Blues.

Don Furner Snr Shield (Coach of the Year)

DON FURNER - played for Queensland and Australia and went on a Kangaroo tour. He coached Eastern Suburbs in the Sydney competition and the Queanbeyan Blues along with other country teams. Coached Australia from 1986-88 and of course, was the Raiders inaugural coach.

Canberra Raiders Cup Reserve Grade

Top Try Scorer

Top Points Scorer

Leedon Shield (Best & Fairest)

LEE DONNELLY – initially a committeeman with Woden Rams and then became involved in Group administration, eventually being awarded Life membership of the old Group 19 for his services to rugby league. Was heavily involved in publicity and the media for rugby league.

Canberra Raiders Cup Ladies League Tag

Top Try Scorer

Top Points Scorer

Best & Fairest

Coach of the Year

Katrina Fanning Shield 

Top Try Scorer

Top Points Scorer

Maree Bush Medal (Best & Fairest)

MAREE BUSH – A talented League player who played with a number of clubs and specialised in helping establish new clubs into the competition. Represented the ACT with distinction and then became an influential administrator

Graham Willard Shield (Coach of the Year)

GRAHAM WILLARD - Graham is a respected local coach who won multiple premierships in women’s rugby league here in Canberra, especially with the Woden Rams. Graham was the first coach of the Jillaroos, the Australian Women’s Rugby League Team in 1994.

Under 19s

Top Try Scorer

Top Points Scorer

David Sharpe Award (Best & Fairest)

DAVID SHARPE – came to the Raiders junior development program from Wagga Wagga playing Jersey Flegg. Represented Monaro and had a long local league association with Queanbeyan Blues, Valley Dragons, Tuggeranong and Woden in playing and coaching roles.

George Tooke Shield Ladies League Tag

Top Try Scorer

Top Points Scorer

Best & Fairest

Coach of the Year

George Tooke Shield 

Top Try Scorer

Top Points Scorer

Coach of the Year

Gavin Miller Shield (Best & Fairest)

GAVIN MILLER – A Goulburn product who began and ended his career in Goulburn. He went on to play three Test matches for Australia, five matches for NSW and 214 First Grade games, plus a stint in English Super League. 

Other Awards

Noel Bissett Trophy (Outstanding Referee)

NOEL BISSETT -  Former NSWRL referee and CRRL Chairman Noel Bissett officiated 275 Group 8 matches including 11 grand finals. Bissett is a life member of the Canberra Raiders and was also the president of the Canberra/Monaro – Men of League charity. He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2013.

Hewson Stoneham Shield (Men's Representative Player of the Year)

STEVE HEWSON – Played for Monaro, NSW Country and NSW and was the 1975 Country Player of the Year. He is now involved in developing the overall strategy for NSW Wheelchair Rugby League, and in previous years has coached the Wheelaroos and NSW Wheelchair State of Origin teams.”

PHIL STONHAM – Long representative career with Monaro and Canberra Region and country Player of the Year in 2004. 

Women's Representative Player of the Year

Don Elphick Medal (Rookie of the Year)

DON ELPHICK - Played an instrumental role in the formation of the
Canberra Raiders and is a life member at the club.