CONGRATULATIONS to Luke Page on winning the Courier Mail Medal for Best and Fairest in the Intrust Super Cup last night at the QRL’s Gala Awards Dinner.
Page commenced the Intrust Super Cup season with the Burleigh Bears, but went on to don the black and white of Souths Logan after signing mid-season with the Magpies’ NRL affiliate, the Canberra Raiders.
Incredibly, Page only polled six votes at the half way mark of the competition.
In the next 13 rounds he polled 23 votes to finish on 29, just ahead of Murphy who polled 26 votes.
The award caps a breakthrough season for Page, who represented the Queensland Residents at Suncorp Stadium in July.
Winning The Courier-Mail Medal is deserved recognition for a man who worked as an apprentice carpenter for the first half of the season.
When he was told the Titans were not interested in re-signing him last year, Page compiled his best moments of the season, uploaded the footage to YouTube and sent it to NRL contacts.
A great guy and a phenomenal footballer. Congratulations, Luke.
A big congratulations to all other winners from the Souths Logan Magpies, including;
Ben Jackson, another outstanding player who has captained the Souths Logan Magpies FOGS Colts squad with great passion and humility through the 2014 season was the joint winner of the award for the FOGS Colts Player of the Year.
Sato Ketia-Opo took out the award for the Cyril Connell Cup Player of the Year after he showed outstanding form in the Cyril Connell competition as well as in the State of Origin U16 squad.
Renae Kunst was awarded the award for the Women’s Representative Player of the Year. There is still time to catch her in action as the Souths Logan women’s squad take on Beerwah in the Grand Final, Saturday, 13th of September at Pizzey Park in Burleigh.
Congratulations to all winners!