Ken Stephen Medal

Ken Stephen Medal

The Ken Stephen Medal recognises the efforts of an NRL player who has not only achieved on the field, but has also committed time off the field to community projects.

A player is nominated by their NRL club for their involvement in charity work, youth development or community support. The nominated player will have consistently demonstrated their commitment to making a difference in their community and be seen as a role model in this area at their club.

Fans will have a chance to vote for their favourite later this year.

This year is the 31st instance that the Ken Stephen Medal has been awarded. There have been of host of worthy recipients of this prestigious award since Wayne Pearce won the inaugural medal in 1988, winners over the past 10 years include:

  • 2018 Ryan James, Titans
  • 2017 Sam Tagataese, Sharks
  • 2016 Joel Thompson, Dragons
  • 2015 Luke Douglas, Titans
  • 2014 Trent Hodkinson, Bulldogs
  • 2013 Terry Campese, Raiders
  • 2012 Jonathan Thurston, Cowboys
  • 2011 Sam Thaiday, Broncos
  • 2010 Andrew Ryan, Bulldogs
  • 2009 Nathan Hindmarsh, Eels

Make your nomination

Click on the link below to enter your nomination for the 2019 Ken Stephen Medal.

NOMINATE HERE

Last year's winner

RYAN JAMES, GOLD COAST TITANS

Following in Preston Campbell's footsteps, Ryan has taken inspiration from the Titans legend to become a role model for his community. Congratulations on winning the 2018 Ken Stephen Medal!

Last year's finalists

Congratulations to our three other finalists for 2018. Follow the links below to watch each one in action:

DARIUS BOYD, BRISBANE BRONCOS

A leader both on and off the field, Darius holds many roles at the Brisbane Broncos but always finds time to give back.

SAM WILLIAMS, CANBERRA RAIDERS

Currently in his third stint with the Canberra Raiders, Sam is a local Cooma junior who has never forgotten his roots.

JOEL THOMPSON, MANLY WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES

Since arriving at the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles this year, Joel has been key in driving and developing the club's community programs.