SHOALHAVEN brothers Steven and Mark Brandon have been rewarded for their standout Illawarra District Rugby Union campaigns at Wednesday night's grand final dinner, held at the Builders Club.
One year after finishing second in the Player of the Year Award, Shoals skipper Steven Brandon went one better, to be announced as co-winner of the prize with Camden's Jai Gunton.
This duo edged out Sharmrocks' Izsak Lunney, who finished as this year's runner-up.
Not to be outdone was Mark Brandon, who took out the top try-scorer and top point scorer honour for the second year running - finishing the campaign with 24 tries and 203 points.
The third and final award Shoals won was being named Host Club of the Year.
Campbelltown's Ash Makim was named Women's Player of the Year, while the two Volunteer of the Year awards went to Tech Waratahs' Wayne Ireland (senior) and Campbelltown's Luke Norton (junior).
Kiama's Harvey Austin and Vikings' Dane Nethery claimed the under 20s and senior Representative Players of the Year respectively.
The former was also acknowledged for being an under 20s NSW Country representative, alongside Jack Dolan, Soul Lauvi-Johnson, Blake Gurney and Cooper Hansen, as Tom Baker, Jack Hobbs, Nethery, Wayne Ngatai, Cody Roman and Aisake Tueva were all recognised for being on the senior team - with Jemima Henry being a women's Waratahs representative.
Team awards went to Avondale (first grade minor premiers and Halfway Cup), Bowral (third grade minor premiers and club championship) and Shamrocks (second grade minor premiership, John Hayne Interclub Shield and Visiting Club of the Year).
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