Panthers utility Tyrone Peachey has been nominated for the 2023 Ken Stephen Medal for his efforts off the field in the community.
The Ken Stephen Medal - Man of the Year 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. A player is nominated by their NRL club for going above and beyond in their involvement in charity work, youth development or community support.
Regularly visiting schools, jails and boys’ homes as part of the Panthers on the Prowl Program, Tyrone makes a positive and lasting difference to the wellbeing of young people in the local community. At games Tyrone is focused on the field, yet also ensures he has time for the supportive fans signing their memorabilia with enthusiasm, talking to fans and building connections after the game.
Tyrone takes his role as a community leader seriously, as such he dedicates his own time to be an ambassador with the Kirinari Hostel, supporting disadvantaged youth. His commitment also extends to the older generation with Tyrone’s involvement with Nanima Care, providing transport and assistance to elders in the community.
Tyrone has been instrumental in fostering cultural pride at the club, with the establishment of the Darug Panthers Group – inclusive of all Indigenous Penrith Panthers from junior representatives up to the NRL.
Through his successful NRL career, Tyrone recognises his ability to make a positive impact and lasting difference in the lives of others in the community.