BLOOMFIELD Tigers young-gun Ryan Manning has taken out this week’s AAMI Country Rugby League player and club of the week award.
The gong, which sees Manning receive a $250 Harvey Norman Gift Voucher for himself and a $1000 grant for his club, is awarded to players who show dedication to the game, their club and their community through involvement in rugby league.
Bloomfield Junior Rugby League Club president Andrew Blimka said the club was extremely proud of Manning.
“Ryan is a strong yet unselfish player who really brings out the best in the players around him,” Blimka said.
“He gladly tackles everything in front of him and gives 100 per cent to his team week in week out.
“The contribution Ryan makes to the Tigers doesn’t finish on the field, he is dedicated to his club and helps out in any way he can. We’re so proud to have him on our team and in our community.”
Blimka added the grant for the Bloomfield club would go to great use.
“Bloomfield Tigers are a strong family club with a proud history,” he said.
“We have recently become a feeder to the Orange Hawks, which gives the kids something to strive for and a clear pathway into senior football in the area.
“The parents and committee of the clubs work hard and always show a great deal of care towards the kids.
CRL chief executive officer Terry Quinn commented that over the years winning clubs have used the money to help fund big ticket items like facilities upgrades or purchasing jerseys.
“This grant of $1000 is a fantastic boost to clubs’ fundraising efforts,” Quinn said.
“Quite apart from the money, this program also acknowledges those players who have not only achieved great things individually, but who have worked for the benefit of their clubs. We strongly encourage everyone to get involved.”
Every Sunday until September 2, AAMI is recognising the exceptional contributions of a CRL player with a $250 Harvey Norman gift voucher and rewarding their club with a $1000 grant.
Manning will be announced as the winner on Sunday during the Ray Hadley Continuous Call program.