St George Illawarra Dragons second-rower Tyson Frizell admits to being humbled after being named the People’s Choice Award winner at the NSWRL Brad Fittler Medal Awards 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.
Frizell confides it was a shock to be awarded the accolade and confesses having the opportunity to don the state jersey was enough reward for him.
“It was an award that I wasn’t really expecting as for myself the rewash was simply putting on the NSW Blues jersey,” said Frizell.
“To get an award from the fans is quite nice and for them to recognise what I did in those two games is quite humbling but also a shock.
“I want to be a part of that system for a very long time and I enjoyed my time playing this season.
“I hope I get more opportunities as I loved wearing the jersey.
“Playing good, consistent club footy is one key to making sure you are retained so I will be working hard during the pre-season to give the body every chance to get selected.”