Fifteen NRL players have been recognised by their clubs for outstanding community and charity work with nominations for the 2019 Ken Stephen Medal.
The nominated players regularly go the extra mile to use their profiles positively away from the field without fanfare or fuss.
Roosters superstar James Tedesco, Sharks back Josh Dugan and Manly forward Joel Thompson have tirelessly contributed to the mental health space.
Dragons playmaker Corey Norman and Warriors forward Agnatius Paasi take part in initiatives to help the homeless and disadvantaged, while Melbourne flyer Josh Addo-Carr is flourishing as a leader for the Indigenous community.
Tigers prop Josh Aloiai works with a charity that helps youngsters who have lost a loved one, drawn to the cause because his father died when he was 13.
Andrew McCullough, Sia Soliola, Adam Elliott, Michael Gordon, Connor Watson, Gavin Cooper, Nathan Brown and Frank Winterstein round out the list of celebrated players.
This year marks the 31st edition of the Ken Stephen Medal and the field is one of the strongest yet, with the winner to be announced in grand final week.
Fans can vote on NRL.com to decide which player joins three other finalists decided by the game's administrators and confirmed in September.
The 2019 Ken Stephen Medal is proudly supported by wealth, property and wellbeing consultancy, One Solutions.
2019 Ken Stephen Medal nominees
Andrew McCullough – Brisbane Broncos
Sia Soliola – Canberra Raiders
Adam Elliott – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Josh Dugan – Cronulla Sharks
Michael Gordon – Gold Coast Titans
Joel Thompson – Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Josh Addo-Carr – Melbourne Storm
Connor Watson – Newcastle Knights
Gavin Cooper – North Queensland Cowboys
Nathan Brown – Parramatta Eels
Frank Winterstein – Penrith Panthers
Corey Norman – St George-Illawarra Dragons
James Tedesco – Sydney Roosters
Agnatius Paasi – New Zealand Warrior
Josh Aloiai – Wests Tigers