Lunt and Henderson win top awards

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Hull KR captain Shaun Lunt and London Broncos head coach Andrew Henderson have won the Kingstone Press Championship’s top awards for the 2017 season.

Lunt beat off competition from teammate Chris Atkin and Toulouse Mark Kheirallah to win the Championship’s players of the year.

Meanwhile Henderson, who guided London into the Qualifiers after finishing second in the Championship, claimed coach of the year.

Bradford youngster James Bentley, who has signed for St Helens next season, won the Championship’s young player of the year.

In League 1, Toronto Wolfpack captain Criag Hall was named player of the year with Whitehaven player-coach Carl Foster winning coach of the year.

Other awards included Hull KR and Toronto been named clubs of the year for their respective games, while York City Knights took home project of the year for their PR push ahead of the game against the Wolfpack.

Championship Player of the Year: Shaun Lunt (Hull Kingston Rovers)
Championship Young Player of the Year: James Bentley (Bradford Bulls)
Championship Coach of the Year: Andrew Henderson (London Broncos)
League 1 Player of the Year: Craig Hall (Toronto Wolfpack)
League 1 Young Player of the Year: Lewis Young (Newcastle Thunder)
League 1 Coach of the Year: Carl Forster (Whitehaven RLFC)
Championship Club of the Year: Hull Kingston Rovers
League 1 Club of the Year: Toronto Wolfpack
Championship Project of the Year: Featherstone Rovers
League 1 Project of the Year: York City Knights
Foundation of the Year: Newcastle Thunder
Supporters Direct Community Champion: Ray Abbey