ORANGE Rooster Liam Wilson was last week named AAMI Country Rugby League player of the week.
Wilson received his award at half-time of the City-Country clash at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Sporting Complex.
The Roosters, too, were recognised, winning the CRL club of the week gong in just their second year of existence.
Orange Roosters president Michael Whiley believes Wilson epitomises how junior footy should be played.
“Liam is always a ball of energy, both at training and on game day,” Whiley said.
“He is constantly listening and learning new ways to improve his skills on the field and every week he brings his best for his team and his club.”
CRL general manager Terry Quinn said over the years winning clubs have put the money to great use.
But winning was about more than just 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,” Quinn said. “We strongly encourage everyone to get involved.”
The AAMI CRL Player of the Week program has been issuing grants to football clubs in regional NSW for the last nine years, supporting the code at a grassroots level.
Wilson has won a $250 Harvey Norman gift voucher for himself, while the club will receive a $1000 grant.
Whiley hoped the award would help boost the fledgling club’s profile.