Danny Buderus medal 2018 Award winners

The 2018 nib Newcastle Knights awards evening crowned a new Danny Buderus medal winner.

Kalyn Ponga took out the night's top award following a stellar season from the fullback turned five-eighth.

The evening also included a formal farewell to the Club's departing players, including retirees Chris Heighington and Jacob Lillyman, as well as Jack Cogger, Nick Meaney, Brock Lamb and Pat Mata'utia.


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The Knights thank them for their contribution to the Club and wishes them well for the future.

The evening was held on Wednesday at Wests City with all three grades acknowledged during the event.


Read on for the full list of award winners:

NRL AWARD WINNERS:

Rookie of the Year – Nick Meaney

Coaches Award – Aidan Guerra

Club Person of the Year – John Thomas

Players Player of the Year – Kalyn Ponga

Gladiator of the Year – Aidan Guerra

nib Inspiring Moment - Jamie Buhrer's kick to Shaun Kenny-Dowall for the match winning try over the Wests Tigers in Tamworth

Community Player of the Year – Kalyn Ponga

Player of the Year Nominees are: Aidan Guerra, Kalyn Ponga, Mitchell Pearce and Slade Griffin

Player of the Year (Danny Buderus Medal) – Kalyn Ponga


JERSEY FLEGG AWARD WINNERS:

Coaches Award – Kurtis Dark

Players' Player of the Year – Mathew Croker

Flegg Player of the Year – Beau Fermor

ISP NSW AWARD WINNERS:

Coaches Award – Zac Hosking

ISP Players' Player – Luke Yates

ISP Player of the Year – Luke Yates

PREVIOUS DANNY BUDERUS MEDAL WINNERS

2017 – Mitch Barnett

2016 – Dane Gagai

2015 – Kurt Gidley

2014 – Beau Scott