NRL WA held their annual Smarter Than Smoking Junior Presentations Awards Night on Wednesday 5th September at NIB Stadium in an evening devoted to celebrating junior rugby league in Western Australia.

With the Junior Grand Finals to be played this weekend (Sunday 9th September), we are all set for a fantastic end to the season.

Please see the full list of our 2018 winners.

Player of the Year

  • U11:¬†Ryder Koia (Ellenbrook Rabbitohs)
  • U12:¬†William Farley (Fremantle Roosters)

Credit: Tom Campbell

  • U13:¬†Nelio Junior Tuhakaraina (Fremantle Roosters)
  • U14:¬†Ryan Woolley (North Beach Sea Eagles)
  • U16 Girls:¬†Grace McFillin (South Perth Lions)
  • U16 Boys:¬†Luke-David Wells-Talamaivao (South Perth Lions)

Credit: Tom Campbell

  • Girls League Tag:¬†Anahera Te Rahui (North Beach Sea Eagles)

Combined Affiliated States Merit Team Representatives

  • U15 Boys:¬†Nicholas Riggs, Austin Anderson, Kobi Aesi, Luke-David Wells-Talamaivao, Regan Howley, Aiden McDonough
  • U16 Girls:¬†Hope Parata-Kingi, Dallys Tini, Kiara Jetta, Amy Tietjens, Tiana Graham, Brooklyn Teki-Joyce, Destiny Brill
  • State Players of the Year:¬†Stacie Reweti (U12’s), Malaki Tuipulotui (U15’s Boys), Brooklyn Teki-Joyce (U16’s Girls)

Junior Club Person of the Year: Jackson Merry (Fremantle Roosters)

  • Please note that this award was among the most difficult to select given the tremendous commitment each of the nominees have made towards their junior club this year. Join us in congratulating the following;
  • Brandon Dargaville (Joondalup Giants)
  • Ethan Green (Mandurah Storm)
  • Bailey Miller (North Beach Sea Eagles)
  • Taylor Dwyer (Rockingham Sharks)
  • Jarred Therkelsen (South Perth Lions)
  • Victoria Tafili (Willagee Bears)

Credit: Tom Campbell

Most Outstanding Junior Referee: Cullen Devene

Battle of the Burgers: Ellenbrook Rabbitohs Rugby League Club 

Credit: Tom Campbell

A big thank you to everyone made the 2018 Junior NRL WA season possible – from the staff to the volunteers to the players – we appreciate everything you do to make sure our game can run as smoothly as possible.

Congratulations to all of our winners!