News Article

30/08/2017

West Harbour's Tayler Adams takes out 2017 Ken Catchpole Medal


Tayler Adams from West Harbour last night won the 2017 Ken Catchpole Medal as the most valuable player in the Shute Shield.

The West Harbour five-eighth won the award by seven votes ahead of Paula Balakena from Gordon, who finished the year as the highest try score in the premiership rugby competition.

The Ken Catchpole Medal is awarded after a tally of referee votes given on a 3-2-1 basis from each first grade game during the season.

Recent past winners have included Will Miller (Norths 2016), David Horwitz (Randwick 2015) and Hamish Angus (Warringah 2014).

Adams will have little time to celebrate his award, as he is expected to start for the NSW Country Eagles in the first week of the NRC this weekend.

 

 

2017 Ken Catchpole Medal – Top 10

Points

Player

Club

55

Tayler Adams

West Harbour

48

Paula Balakena

Gordon

37

Tom Hill

Eastwood

31

Andrew Deegan

Randwick

28

Waldo Wessels

Parramatta

28

Luke Smart

Southern Districts

25

Andrew Cox

Parramatta

25

Rohan Saifoloi

Southern Districts

25

Jake Wainwright

Sydney University

25

Hamish Angus

Warringah