Walker awarded Best and Fairest honour
October 4, 2011: Ethan James
For the second year in a row, Cody Walker has claimed the Easts Tigers Patrons Trophy for Best and Fairest.
The accolade capped a stellar season for the playmaker - he received the Courier Mail Best and Fairest Award and also finished as leading points scorer in the Intrust Super Cup.
That success came despite missing the first eight weeks of footy due to a well-documented shoulder reconstruction.
The 23-year-old will now join the Melbourne Storm on a one year deal ahead of preseason in November.
Following his point scoring feats in Colts, speedy back Brandon Downey picked up the Best Back and Players' Player awards, with captain Tom Ingersole nominated as Best and Fairest.
FOGS Cup hooker McKanah Gibson was another to pick up two awards.
The inaugural Len Conroy Medal - named after the Tigers late life member - was presented to Cyril Connell Cup representative Ryan Cameron.
INTRUST SUPER CUP
Most Serviceable Player:: Grant Giess
Best Back: Shane Neumann
Best Forward: Tom Butterfield
Patrons Trophy - Best & Fairest: Cody Walker
McGrath Family Award - Players’ Player: Mitchell Garbutt
Most Serviceable Player: Brad McKee
Best Back: Jacob Paul
Best Forward: Luke Lavelle
Best & Fairest: McKanah Gibson
Eddie Wyllie Trophy - Players’ Player: McKanah Gibson
Most Serviceable Player: Billy Walters
Best Back: Brandon Downey
Best Forward: Kurt Hatfield
Best & Fairest: Tom Ingersole
Terry Creedy Memorial Award - Players’ Player: Brandon Downey
Len Conroy - Junior Representative Player: Ryan Cameron
Club Person of the Year: Keith Taske