Reserve Grade Newcastle Knights winger Tom Hughes admits the Players’ Player award is one everyone wants to win.
“I am lucky enough to have a great team around me to think I deserved it and I can’t be happier,” smiled Hughes.
Hughes picked up the accolade at the Club’s presentation night on Thursday, and was thankful to his peers for their recognition.
The Knights winger had a standout year in ISP after registering 18 tries for the home and away season, the top try scorer in the competition.
“Player of the Year, Nick Meaney, has set up a lot of those and I can’t thank him enough,” Hughes said.
The talented winger said he’s looking forward to his future with the Knights next year.
“I just want to come in as fit and strong as possible,” he said.
“I want to have my best pre-season ever and hopefully get rewarded for that.”
Meanwhile, Braden Robson took home the Coach's Award for his contribution in the forwards this season.
“It is good, it has been a long season,” said Robson.
Despite a lot of changes to the ISP side during the season, Robson maintains they were still able to play some solid football.
“It has changed up a lot with the NRL side, boys dropping back, boys going up which made it a little bit tough for us,” he said.
“The boys have been sticking together and making good efforts on the field on the weekends.”