Gladstone to name its best

GLADSTONE rugby league's best and fairest players will be crowned at the game's home in town, Marley Brown Oval, tomorrow night.

The Observer gold, silver and bronze awards will be presented to the players deemed best and fairest in A-grade, reserves, and under-20s competitions.

Gladstone and District Rugby League president Glen Butcher said while it was disappointing there was not more of a local flavour in the Challenge Cup competition, the business end of the season highlighted how good the game could be played at the local level.

“The finals series featured some fantastic footy,” Butcher said.

The GDRL player of the year in A-grade and under-20s will also be named on the night.

“These guys usually go on to bigger and better things,” Butcher said.

Butcher said the fact four local players had been chosen in the CQ side out of 17 was a strong indicator the game was in strong shape.

It will be a double presentation, of sorts, as 2009 award winners are given their trophies for their efforts last year. The awards are chosen by GRL executive members, broadcast announcers and spectators at any given game.

“This gives a pretty concise view of the best and fairest players for the year,” Butcher said.

The night is a casual affair and anyone interested is welcome to attend, as entry is free.



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