Super League announces new monthly awards

Super League have announced the introduction of four new monthly awards which will be handed out throughout the season.

The four new awards will see a monthly winner crowned in Player of the Month, Betfred Coach of the Month, Northern Try of the Month and Dacia Community Hero of the Month.

Player of the Month

Each month, a shortlist of eight players will be published and voting opened for fans to select for their choice.

Alongside the fan vote, a panel consisting of Jenna Brooks (Sky Sports), Dave Woods (BBC),  former Great Britain halfback Leon Pryce and St Helens Women halfback Jodie Cunningham will also have submit a vote.

These votes will be added together with the fan’s winner to crown the overall winner.

Betfred Coach of the Month

A selection panel from the media will nominate their choice for and this will be put alongside the fans choice to determine the monthly winner.

The voting panel for the Betfred Coach of the month award will include;

Mark Wilson – TalkSport

Gareth Walker – Mirror

Julie Stott – Daily Star

Aaron Bower – The Guardian

Gary Carter – The Sun

Ian Laybourn – Press Association

Matt Shaw – Rugby League Live

Marc Bazeley – Skysports.com

Matt Newsum – BBC Sport

Northern Try of the Month

A shortlist of eight contenders will be published on Super League digital channels for fans to watch and vote on their favourite.

Every fan that registers to vote will be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a signed match shirt of their choice.

Dacia Community Hero of the Month

Community Hero of the month, in partnership with Dacia, recognises all the incredible things, big or small, that fans have done within their communities.

Every month, fans will have the chance to nominate someone for the award.  The winner will be selected by Rugby League Cares Head of Welfare Steve McCormack.

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