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Young player award eludes Knights' Tom Carr
YORK City Knights full-back Tom Carr missed out on the league’s Young Player of the Year award but he was still in exalted company on a glittering night.
Carr, pictured, who arrived at Huntington Stadium from Featherstone Rovers a year ago, ended the Kingstone Press Championship season as the Knights’ top points scorer with 146 from five tries and 63 goals, having missed only three games of his debut campaign in first-grade rugby league.
The 22-year-old caught the eye so much he was one of four nominations for the Young Player accolade at last night’s Championships awards in Leeds, but the gong went to Leigh Centurions half-back Ryan Brierley.
There was a surprise in the Coach of the Year category as the league’s frontrunners, including Mark Aston, who has guided Sheffield to a third straight Grand Final, and John Kear, who has upset the odds to take Batley into Sunday’s showdown, were overlooked.
That award instead went to Tony Miller, who is leaving his post as Doncaster boss after a 23-year association having guided his side to sixth in their first year back in the Championship after promotion in 2012, when he was named Championship One Coach of the Year.
The coveted Premier Sports Championship Player of the Year award went to Sheffield prop Mitch Stringer.
Veteran former Super League star Paul Cooke, of Doncaster, and Aaron Brown, of Dewsbury, were also shortlisted.
North Wales Crusaders’ successful season in Championship One brought them three awards.
Jono Smith beat team-mate Andy Moulsdale and Dylan Skee of London Skolars to win the Championship One Player of the Year award, while coach Clive Griffiths was presented with the Coach of the Year gong.
Crusaders were also named Championship One Club of the Year, Halifax getting the Championship award.
The Championship One Young Player of the Year was Gloucestershire All Golds’ Tyla Hepi, the son of former New Zealand star Brad Hepi.
Andy Jordan, of Batley’s backroom team, was presented with the Northern Star community award.
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