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Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Ken Stephen award, voting has now closed. The winner will be announced at the Dally M Award Ceremony.

About the Ken Stephens Award

Ken Stephen was an administrator who devoted 28 years to the NSWRL in various capacities. He retired shortly before his death in 1988. The Ken Stephen Medal Presented by Telstra recognises the efforts of an NRL player, who has not only achieved on the field, but has also committed time off the field to community projects.

A player is nominated by their NRL club for their involvement in charity work, youth development or community support. The nominated player will have consistently demonstrated their commitment to making a difference in their community and be seen as a role model in this area at their NRL club.

Nomination Criteria

  • Player must demonstrate their significant/unique contribution to the community through Rugby League.
  • Player must demonstrate their NRL values of excellence, courage, inclusiveness and teamwork.
  • Player must have a history of donating their own time to assist community organisations outside of regular Club commitments as well as empathy with the community.
  • Player must have been contracted as an NRL Player for a minimum of three years.
  • Reputation intact on and off the field. Suspensions for anything other than "careless" play resulting in a suspension of more than three weeks in the 2016 season will rule out a player from nomination.
  • Player must have played at least five NRL games in the current season.