Glenn Morrison and Aaron Murphy take club awards

posted on 8 September 2010

Back row forward Glenn Morrison and utility back Aaron Murphy scooped the pool at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ annual awards ceremony at City’s Cedar Court Hotel on Tuesday evening.

Between the two men they took the five awards available to the Wildcat first team-players.

Australian Morrison, in his first season with the Wildcats after moving from Bradford Bulls, picked up the Eric France award; the Players’ Player of the Year and was named as the club’s Man of Steel for 2010.

Murphy collected the club’s Rising Star award as well as the Coaches’ Player of the Year Award.

John Kear, the Wildcats’ Head Coach and Director of Rugby, said: “It’s been a difficult season for the team in Super League but both Glenn and Aaron have maintained a high quality of performance and commitment throughout.

“When we signed Glenn we were aware that he was a quality player and he has proved to be not only a excellent signing for the side but also a major asset to the club in so far as the community and marketing projects were concerned.

“Aaron stepped up to the plate from the moment we took the field in the Cravendale Challenge game against Leeds Rhinos on Boxing Day last year and he has developed significantly as a Super League player.”

For the Reserve team (Under 20 years of age) three players shared the awards. Back-row forward Sam Scott was named as the Players’ Player of the Year while scrum half Matthew Wildie took the Coaches’ Player-of-the-Year title and centre Matthew Fox was given the award as the side’s ‘Man of Steel’.

Reserve team Head Coach Tony Drury said: “This team has been gaining experience after stepping up an age level from 2009. All three players have shown both maturity and professionalism as they continue to develop their careers.”

There were four awards for the Academy Under-18 team. Back-row forward Adam Gledhill took the Coaches’ Player-of –the-Year award and another back rower Adam Slater was named as the 2010 Rising Star.

But prop forward Jake Joynt was the big winner taking the Players’ Player-of-the-Year and ‘Man-of Steel’ awards.

Drury said: “All three players have been outstanding for the Wildcats this year and thoroughly deserve their recognition.”

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