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More awards to come for Brierley
10:26pm Friday 27th September 2013 in Sport
LEIGH Centurions chairman John Roddy believes Ryan Brierley's award success will be the first of many.
The scrum half walked away from last night's Kingstone Press Championship awards dinner with the Young Player of the Year award.
Roddy said: "It was brilliant to see such a young talent accepting his well deserved award in front of so many past and present legends across Rugby League.
"Ryan is a dedicated young man who puts everything into his game and the local community, I am sure that this is just one of many awards destined for him in the future - congratulations Ryan."
Brierley said: "It's a great honour to be named Kingstone Press Championship Young Player Of The Year, and I was very humbled to be part of such a fantastic short list of talented young players.
"I'd like to thank my family, friends, coaching staff, work colleagues and of course the fantastic Leigh Centurions fans for the outstanding support I've received this season.
"It was great to receive this award as a representative of Leigh Centurions. I'm looking forward to next year when we aim to improve as a team and as players and achieve even more success."
Head coach Paul Rowley added: "I'm delighted that Ryan has received this award, I think he fully deserves it.
"I was very confident that he would win the award, and it's my opinion that he's won it by some considerable margin.
"That says something in itself, as our division boasts a lot of quality young players, and there is a tremendous amount of talent in that category.
"Ryan took the award in his stride and spoke very well at the awards dinner. He's a very popular player, and it's a fantastic achievement for him."
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