The crew from TCT have once more cobbled together the funds to attend the Parramatta Eels’ traditional end of season gala event! After a number of years at Curzon Hall the 2017 Ken Thornett Medal has switched venues to the Rosehill Race Course. We will bring you all the action live as the Eels celebrate a watershed season and recognize the greatest contributors to that success – both on and off the field.
So join us live at 6:30PM! Feel free to join the conversation throughout the night by dropping comments in this blog or hitting us up on twitter on @EelsTCT!
In the mean time let us know your predictions for each of the following fields:
Blue and Gold Army NRL Player of the Year
Ray Price NRL Community Award
Brett Kenny NYC Coaches Award
Steve Ella NYC Players’ Player Award
Geoff Gerard NSW Cup Intrust Super Premiership Coaches Award
Bob O’Reilly NSW Cup Intrust Super Premiership Players’ Player Award
Michael Cronin Club Person of the Year Award
Eric Grothe Snr NRL Rookie of the Year Award(In lieu of an eligible NRL rookie this award will not be handed out in 2017)Jack Gibson NRL Coaches Award
Ken Thornett Medal
Hello ladies and gents! We are going to be underway in a matter of moments with the ever lovely Yvonne Sampson reprising her role from last year’s Ken Thornett Medal as master of ceremonies. A quick note; it is my understanding that the Eric Grothe Snr Rookie of the Year Award will not be handed out this year given that there is no eligible recipient.
It is a massive turnout for this year’s Ken Thornett Medal. The Eels are flying on the field and just as you would expect, their fans have come out in droves to support the club for its big night.
Just a heads up that this year’s ceremony will be a far more stream lined process on my end. I am obligated to only post award recipients in line with event protocol!
Blue and Gold Army NRL Player of the Year – Nathan Brown
Ray Price NRL Community Award – Darren Deitz – Try Time
Brett Kenny NYC Coaches Award – Greg Leleisiuao
Steve Ella NYC Players’ Player Award – Reed Mahoney
Geoff Gerard NSW Cup Coaches’ Award – George Jennings
Bob O’Reilly NSW Cup Player of the Year – Marata Niukore
Michael Cronin Club Person of the Year – Rev. George Dansey
Jack Gibson NRL Coaches’ Award – Clinton Gutherson
Ken Thornett Medal – Nathan Brown