The CBR Brave have announced their 2015 player awards today as follows:
- Emerging Brave – James Byers
- Coaches’ Award – Kai Miettinen and Peter Taylor
- John Lewis Memorial Award – Ryan Johnson
- Highest Points Scorer – Stephen Blunden
- Best Defender – Kyle Mariani
- Best Forward – Stephen Blunden
- Fans Choice – James Byers
- Player’s Player – Mark Rummukainen
- Bravest of the Brave – Stephen Blunden
The club has also announced the formation the CBR Brave Foundation. It has been established to help the team in raising funds for mental illness, depression and suicide prevention with a focus on young men. The Foundation will provide annual grants to charities in these areas and there are plans to launch an online auction next week to start the initiative.
Newcastle North Stars
Geordie Wudrick has broken the records for most points and most goals scored in a season, finishing with 91 points which included 44 goals and 47 assists. Wudrick’s 91 points beats previous record holder Adison DeBoer’s 85 points which was set in the 2011 season for the Canberra Knights. His 44 goals meanwhile beats the previous record of 42 set by the Gold Coast Blue Tongues’ Matt Amado in 2011.