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Ken Thornett Medal


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Each year, the Parramatta Eels award the prestigious Ken Thornett Medal to the NRL Players' Player, as voted by their teammates week-by-week during the season. 

The Medal, named after the famous late Eels fullback, has also given the Blue and Gold the name for our annual awards evening, known as the Ken Thornett Medal Awards. 

The awards evening recognises players from the Blue and Gold’s NRL, NYC and NSW Cup sides, as well as the Club Person of the year, representative honours, and debuting and departing players. 

Over the years, the Ken Thornett Medal has been awarded to Nathan Hindmarsh a record number of times - 8 in total - as well as to Jarryd Hayne twice.

In 2016, the Eels NRL players voted Manu Ma'u the Ken Thornett Medallist. 

Scroll down to see the full list of awards, and past winners!

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LIST OF AWARDS:

Blue and Gold Army NRL Player of the Year  – as voted by Blue and Gold Members

Ray Price NRL Community Award

Brett Kenny NYC Coaches’ Award

Steven Ella NYC Players’ Player

Geoff Gerard NSW Cup Coaches’ Award

Bob O’Reilly NSW Cup Players’ Player

Michael Cronin Club Person of the Year

Eric Grothe Senior NRL Rookie of the Year

Jack Gibson NRL Coaches’ Award

Ken Thornett Medal NRL Players’ Player

GEOFF GERARD NSW CUP COACHES' AWARD

2002  Adam Wheeler

2003  Ronald Prince

2004  Jim Curtis

2005  Luke O’Dwyer

2006  Junior Paulo

2007  Kris Keating

2008  Broderick Wright

2009  Brendan Oake

2010  Mitchell Allgood

2011  Troy Savage

2012  Danny Howard

2013  Lorenzo Ma’afu

2014  Isaac Maliota

2015  Daniel Alvaro

2016  Cameron King

BOB O’REILLY NSW CUP PLAYERS’ PLAYER AWARD

1998  Ian Hindmarsh

1999  Ian Hindmarsh

2000  Peter John Marsh

2001  Mitchell Sargent

2002  Andrew Meads

2003  Kylie Leuluai

2004  Joel Reddy

2005  Brett Delaney

2006  Feleti Mateo

2007  Weller Hauraki

2008  Joe Galuvao

2009  Justin Horo

2010  Anthony Mitchell

2011  Manase Manuokafoa

2012  Jake Mullaney

2013  Pat O’Hanlon

2014  Daniel Alvaro

2015  Sam Gorman

2016  Sam Gorman

BRETT KENNY NYC COACHES' AWARD

2002  Steve Mowbray

2003  Brett Delaney

2004  Brendan Oake

2005  Kurt Sorensen

2006  Broderick Wright

2007  Broderick Wright

2008  Tim Robinson

2009  Daniel Galati

2010  Patrick O’Hanlon

2011  Matthew Eisenhuth

2012  Kaysa Prichard

2013  William Bugden

2014  Ryan Matterson

2015  Dylan Izzard

2016  Jack Morris

STEVEN ELLA NYC PLAYERS’ PLAYER AWARD

2002  Nathan McMillan

2003  Justin Tsoulos

2004  Brendan Oake

2005  Michael Basan

2006  Kurt Sorenson

2007  Tim Mannah

2008  Kris Keating

2009  Jason Baiteri

2010  Rory Brien

2011  Peni Terepo

2012 Frazer Masinamua

2013 Joseph Ualesi

2014  Tepai Moeroa

2015  Alex Twal

2016  Troy Dargan

MICHAEL CRONIN CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD

1986 Paul Mares

1987 Peter Wynn

1988 Steve Sharp

1989 Craig Izzard

1990 Matt Goodwin

1991 Brett Kenny

1992 Greg Drake

1993 Michael Erickson

1994 Chris King

1995 Justin Morgan

1996 Troy Campbell

1997 John Simon

1998 Stuart Kelly

1999 David Penna

2000 Michael Vella

2001 Brett Hodgson

2002 Andrew Ryan

2003 Dean Widders

2004 Michael Vella

2005 Mark Riddell

2006 Chad Robinson

2007 Ian Hindmarsh

2008 Krisnan Inu

2009 Nathan Hindmarsh

2010 Dr Stephen McNamara

2011 Les Brooker

2012 Luke Burt

2013 Denis Anderson

2014 Jan Bryen

2015 Tim Mannah

2016  Brad Arthur

RAY PRICE COMMUNITY AWARD

2011 Ben Smith

2012 Tim Mannah

2013 Tim Mannah

2014 Ben Smith

2015 Tim Mannah

2016 Tim Mannah

JACK GIBSON NRL COACHES' AWARD

1998 Nathan Cayless

1999 David Kidwell

2000 Brett Hodgson

2001 Jamie Lyon

2002 Luke Burt

2003 John Morris

2004 Wade McKinnon

2005 Glenn Morrison

2006 Nathan Cayless

2007 Luke Burt

2008 Matthew Keating

2009 Joel Reddy

2010 Tim Mannah

2011 Fuifui Moimoi

2012 Nathan Hindmarsh

2013 Tim Mannah

2014 Jarryd Hayne

2015 Semi Radradra

2016 Isaac De Gois

ERIC GROTHE SNR NRL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD

1974 Geoff Gerard

1975 Neville Glover

1976 Graeme Atkins

1977 Michael Pattison

1978 Eric Grothe

1979 Neil Hunt

1980 Brett Kenny

1981 Jeff Emery

1982 Glenn Mansfield

1983 Ron Quinn

1984 Brian Jackson

1985 Andrew Mack

1986 Tony Cosatto

1987 Michael Erickson

1988 Scott Mahon

1989 Peter Johnston

1990 David Penna

1991 Martin Seal

1992 Michael Buettner

1993 Chris Cranney

1994 Duncan De Celis

1995 Matthew Spence

1996 Stuart Kelly

1997 Karl Lovell

1998 Nathan Hindmarsh

1999 Luke Burt

2000 Andrew Ryan

2001 Danny Sullivan

2002 Ashley Graham

2003 Michael Witt

2004 Jack Afamasaga

2005 Tim Smith

2006 Jarryd Hayne

2007 Krisnan Inu

2008 Taulima Tautai

2009 Daniel Mortimer

2010 Justin Horo

2011 Mitchell Allgood

2012 Ken Sio

2013 Kelepi Tanginoa

2014 Manu Ma’u

2015 Daniel Alvaro

2016 Bevan French

KEN THORNETT MEDAL: NRL PLAYERS' PLAYER

1998 Jason Smith

1999 Michael Vella

2000 Nathan Hindmarsh

2001 Nathan Hindmarsh

2002 Nathan Hindmarsh

2003 Daniel Wagon

2004 Nathan Hindmarsh

2005 Nathan Cayless and Timana Tahu

2006 Nathan Hindmarsh

2007 Nathan Hindmarsh

2008 Nathan Hindmarsh

2009 Jarryd Hayne

2010 Jarryd Hayne

2011 Fuifui Moimoi

2012 Nathan Hindmarsh

2013 Darcy Lussick

2014 Chris Sandow

2015 Tim Mannah

2016 Manu Ma'u