St George Illawarra Dragons second-rower Tyson Frizell was named the People’s Choice Award winner at the NSWRL Brad Fittler Medal Awards held in Sydney on Monday.
The local Corrimal Cougars junior made his NSW Blues State of Origin debut this season and featured in two fixtures for the team which made him the popular choice by Blues supporters.
"Tyson was outstanding in the two games that he played for us,” said NSW Blues Head Coach Laurie Daley.
“He took his opportunity with both hands and it's nice to see his efforts being rewarded with an award like the People’s Choice Award.”
Furthermore, Dragons Women’s NRL Nines player Kezie Apps was awarded the Women’s NSW State Player of the Year for a strong performance for both state and local club Helensburgh.
Additionally, Dragons Junior Representative and Illawarra Cutters Manager Neil Lovett was awarded the Ray Stellar Award for his service to rugby league.
“From the grassroots and women's Rugby League to the elite Origin level, the Brad Fittler Medal is a celebration of the success of Rugby League in NSW,” said NSWRL CEO David Trodden.
“Everyone who received an award tonight deserves to be acknowledged for their remarkable achievements.
“It’s a great reflection on the organisation and where it’s heading.”