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2023 Ken Stephen Medal: Vote now for Koroisau

Wests Tigers captain Apisai Koroisau has been nominated for this year's Ken Stephen Medal - Man of the Year, which recognises the efforts of an NRL player who has not only achieved on the field, but off the field as well.


Koroisau has been put forward by Wests Tigers for this prestigious award for going above and beyond with his work in the community this season.

In his first season at Wests Tigers, Koroisau has been heavily involved in several initiatives including the School Community Blitz, the club’s Back to the Juniors Program, the club’s flagship school program, Wests Tigers Teach and the pilot Kick Start Program, delivered virtually at the Mid-North Coast Correctional Centre.

Community Manager Keehan Diamond says Koroisau has been a leader on and off the field.

“He’s genuinely enthusiastic with everything he does with us,” said Diamond.

The vigour and passion you see from Api on the field is replicated off the field.

Keehan Diamond

“He’s been a great addition to this club, and we appreciate the support he’s given our community team.”

Established in 2007, the NRL Community Awards have become the most significant opportunity for our game’s unsung heroes to receive the recognition and thanks they deserve for the tireless work they do in the community.

This year will be the 35th instance that the Ken Stephen Medal will be awarded, with a host of worthy recipients receiving this prestigious award since Wayne Pearce won the inaugural medal in 1988 – including Ryan James, Joel Thompson, Jonathan Thurston, Nathan Hindmarsh and Ronaldo Mulitalo.

Voting will run from July 5 to July 13.

Ken Stephen Medal - Man of the Year Nominees:

Patrick Carrigan (Broncos)

Jamal Fogarty (Raiders)

Viliame Kikau (Bulldogs)

Toby Rudolf (Sharks)

Tom Gilbert (Dolphins)

Beau Fermor (Titans)

Jayden Nikorima (Storm)

Jacob Saifiti (Knights)

Tohu Harris (Warriors)

Jake Granville (Cowboys)

Junior Paulo (Eels)

Tyrone Peachey (Panthers)

Latrell Mitchell (Rabbitohs)

Blake Lawrie (Dragons)

James Tedesco (Roosters)

Api Koroisau (Wests Tigers)

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