A sweep of the Blowes Clothing Cup’s individual awards, now the Bathurst Bulldogs will be gunning to do the same come finals time, too.
Bathurst half Brad Glasson has been crowned the 2018 Blowes Clothing Cup player of the year, awarded the gong at Central West Rugby Union’s presentation breakfast on Friday.
Glasson, 21, was absent from the presentation, but his club made its presence felt by claiming all of the top tier’s major individual trophies.
Although both were also not able to attend, fullback Josh Weekes picked up the competition’s top point scorer award with 143 points while coach Dean Oxley was awarded coach of the year honours.
Bathurst Bulldogs also won the club championship.
Glasson edged a monster field of representative calibre players,including teammate Harry Webber, Emus Jack Marchinton and hooker Tom Goolagong, Cowra prop Joe Dakuitoga and mercurial Forbes halfback Mahe Fangupo.
“It was a definite surprise,” Glasson said.
“The club president rang up on Monday to let me know, I really didn’t expect to win it, not when considering the calibre of names in the running and their talent.
“Most of the credit has to go to the team, without them don’t I don’t rate a mention.”
And that’s where Glasson’s focus now lies – with the team.
Bulldogs have a chance of winning a home grand final, if they can knock off minor premiers Orange Emus at Endeavour Oval next week.
“Personal awards aside, we’re focused on the major semi and getting the biccies there and then on to the home grand final, which was a goal of ours at the start of the year,” he added.