Voting is now open for the 2021 Ken Stephen Medal with Wests Tigers local junior Adam Doueihi nominated for his community work.
Doueihi has been nominated among 15 other NRL players — one from every club — for the prestigious award, which recognises the efforts of an NRL player who has not only achieved on the field, but also committed time off it to community projects.
The 22-year-old has been nominated by Wests Tigers for going above and beyond in his involvement in community work — consistently demonstrating a commitment to making a difference in his community and the club.
Doueihi has shown great dedication to the club by being a part of the various community programs that the Wests Tigers Foundation facilitate whilst also featuring in Wests Tigers community video pieces promoting grassroots rugby league and education. Adam is a vital part of the leadership group at Wests Tigers and understands the positive impact that rugby league can have, not only on the NRL supporter base but the wider community.
Doueihi was also a key advocate for the club’s flagship High School community program, Wests Tigers Unite Harmony. The Wests Tigers Unite Harmony Program is a social cohesion program that targets disengaged students and delivers positive messages and themes such as respect, teamwork and communication through rugby league. It teaches students different rugby league skills that they can relate to the positive messages they are taught — something Doueihi helped support.
On top of his various club community involvements, Doueihi has also taken time out of his schedule to visit several rugby league fans in hospital, and create video messages of inspiration and encouragement for fans who are doing it tough.
Wests Tigers' vision is to "enrich the lives of the community" and Adam is a perfect representation of that vision — understanding the responsibility he has as the caretaker of the Wests Tigers jersey he is wearing and representing.