The NRL has announced the four finalists who are in the running for the Ken Stephen Medal.
The medal is awarded to the player who achieves not only on the field, but also commits to and helps out with community projects off the field.
Canberra’s Sia Soliola, St George Illawarra’s Corey Norman, New Zealand’s Agnatius Paasi and Wests Tigers Josh Aloiai have been shortlisted for the award.
NRL Head of Government and Community Relations, Jaymes Boland-Rudder congratulated the quartet, suggesting they should feel proud for their efforts.
“Our four finalists – and all of our nominees – have chosen different community activities to engage in and support throughout the year and they should all feel very proud of their efforts to increase positive community interaction and engagement,” Boland-Rudder told NRL.com.
“Our players join thousands of coaches, administrators, referees and volunteers each year in supporting a multitude of community and wellbeing programs, utilising rugby league’s voice for good.
“A sense of community and inclusiveness is at the core of our game and I’m delighted to see some of the NRL’s biggest names nominated as finalists for this year’s Ken Stephen Medal.”
The medal will be awarded on grand final day, ahead of the main event.