At the end of an exhilarating Betfred Super League season, it is time to crown the season’s best performers and this year the Awards will take place at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Monday 19 September.
The event will see a number of players receive awards for their achievements during the season; Top Try Scorer, Top Tackler, Loch Lomond Spirit of Super League Award, Betfred Super League Coach and Young Player of the Year and the big prize, the Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel will all be presented on the night.
Since voting went dark, in Round 15, in the race for the Man of Steel title, there has been some outstanding individual performances across the league which no doubt will have a bearing on the official three-man shortlist which will be announced on Thursday 8 September.
Shortlists will also be revealed for Young Player of the Year (6 September) and Coach of the Year (7 September) as part of the build-up to the Awards.
On the evening, fans will be able to watch the unveiling of the 2022 Man of Steel live on Betfred Super League’s YouTube channel here. Full details of the broadcast will be announced ahead of the Awards.
Below are details of how the various award winners are chosen:
Young Player of the Year: Players must be under the age of 21 at the start of the season. The shortlist and winner is selected by the England Rugby League Performance Unit based on a number of factors including on-field achievement, progress and development throughout the season.
Coach of the Year: This award is peer voted for by the 12 Head Coaches in Super League.
Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel Award: A panel of former players vote on player’s performances each week throughout the season, with the votes being public until round 15 when votes go dark for the remaining games. These points are then accumulated to determine the Man of Steel Award winner.
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