The National Rugby League is proud to announce the nominees for this year's Ken Stephen Medal - Man of the Year, which recognises the efforts of an NRL player who has not only achieved on the field, but has committed time off the field to community projects.
Panthers centre Stephen Crichton has been nominated for going above and beyond in youth development and community support.
Passionate about student learning outcomes, Stephen regularly connects with the Panthers on the Prowl program helping disengaged students reconnect with learning.
He is actively involved with the students, shifting their mindset toward school and learning. Stephen proudly gives back to his Mount Druitt community.
His aim is to influence the next generation in a positive way. Rallying family and friends to help, Stephen runs high quality exercise coaching clinics to improve physical and mental health of men and woman in the community.
Gaining popularity, up to fifty participants attend each training session, with the youth of Mount Druitt keen to train with their role model.
Every nominee will receive $1,000 to give back to their junior rugby league club while the winner of the Ken Stephen Medal - Man of the Year will also receive additional prizing to give back to junior rugby league and their supporting charity.