Parramatta Eels hooker Reed Mahoney has today been officially announced as the Eels' 2020 Ken Stephen Medal nominee following his amazing impact in the community in 2020.
Mahoney is one of fourteen nominees for this year's prestigious honour and Blue & Gold fans are encouraged to vote for Mahoney as one of the finalists.
Mahoney is a dedicated individual in the Eels community. He is always one of the first players to volunteer and partake in any community work that the club is involved in. In 2019, he had the second most appearances and currently leads the 2020 tally despite COVID-19 restrictions.
Reed is heavily involved with the Eels community participating in numerous initiatives such as the Eels Community School Blitz, the Bushfire appeal in Bega; visiting farms and schools affected by the bushfires, Ronald McDonald House and Westmead Children’s Hospital visits and holds an Ambassador role for the Eels charity partner, Giant Steps.
Reed is also always an active individual with members, fans and the wider community. He has sent videos and messages of encouragement to many members and students.
Becoming an Ambassador for Giant Steps during his time in the 20’s squad, Reed worked full time as a teacher’s aide before signing full time with the Eels. He continues to use his social media platform to encourage donations and contributes his own donations and experiences to various events to increase the money raised.
Reed’s passion for kids with disabilities extends to a business organisation called What Ability. Through this service, he can assist individuals with disabilities and provide them with everyday experiences.
Mahoney announced as 2020 Ken Stephen Medal nominee
Voting is open until Sunday, September 20, with a panel featuring inaugural 1988 Ken Stephen Medallist and ARL Commissioner Wayne Pearce to decide the other three finalists.
The winner will be revealed on grand final day along with the Veronica White Medal (NRLW) recipient.
2020 Ken Stephen Medal Nominees
Angus Crichton (Roosters)
Connor Watson (Knights)
Cody Walker (Rabbitohs)
Chris Lawrence (Tigers)
Dale Copley (Titans)
Jarrod Croker (Raiders)
Martin Taupau (Sea Eagles)
Reed Mahoney (Eels)
Ronaldo Mulitalo (Sharks)
Dale Finucane (Storm)
James Tamou (Panthers)
Adam Elliot (Bulldogs)
Kyle Feldt (Cowboys)
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)