St George Illawarra have had another busy year of rugby league which has been completed with the presentation of 24 Dragons Medals to local high schools from within the Dragons catchment.
It was especially pleasing for the club to see so many high schools who have again responded in making our Dragons Medal a part of their end of year awards.
Dragons Medal recipients are selected by teachers at the respective schools on the criteria that the player displays great team work, respects all players and officials and represents their school with pride win, lose or draw.
Dragons' ambassadors Matt Cooper and Kezie Apps have been on hand at many of the 24 presentations to personally award the medal.
Currently there are four previous winners of the Dragons Medal in the St George Illawarra Dragons NRL full-time squad.
- Hame Sele -Kingsgrove High (2013)
- Luciano Leilua – Endeavor Sports High (2014)
- Zac Lomax – Figtree High (2015-16), and;
- Ruben Garrick – Kiama High (2015)
Another member of the Dragons' full-time squad Steven Marsters from Holy Spirit High was also awarded a 2017 Dragons Medal.
Below is the full list of the 24 high schools and their Dragons Medal recipients for 2017.
Albion Park High: Kyle Mounfield
Bomaderry High: Jarrod Bowley
Bulli High: Ben Fulton
Cedars Christian College: Victoria Nourie
Corrimal High: Brad Meades
Endeavour Sports High: Liam Christensen
Edmund Rice College: Liam Macpherson
Figtree High: Sam Oysten
Holy Spirit High: Steven Marsters
Illawarra Sports High: Shalom O'Ofou
James Cook Technology High: Epeli Sukanaivalu
Kanahooka High: Jordan Wolhar
Kiama High: Tyran Wishart
Kingsgrove High: Thomas Cartwright
Kogarah High: Tasesa Tomasai
Lake Illawarra High: Jake Fitzgerald
Oak Flats High: Jarad Berecry
Shoalhaven High: Jayden Kelly
Sydney Technical High: Claren Ye
St George Christian School: Jemimah Wrench
St Joseph's Catholic High: Corey Daley
Warilla High: Josh Goodchild
Woonona High: Ben Stewart
Vincentia High: Alysha Adams