Zone awards top off successful season for Moree Bulls

HONOUR: Central North Rugby president Tony Byrnes, right, presents Moree Bulls president Paul King with the prestigious President's Cup. Photo: Samantha Newsam

HONOUR: Central North Rugby president Tony Byrnes, right, presents Moree Bulls president Paul King with the prestigious President's Cup. Photo: Samantha Newsam

If winning two premierships wasn’t enough, Moree Bulls managed to top off a successful 2017 season with two prestigious zone awards.

Bulls president Paul King took out Central North Rugby’s top honour –  the 2017 President’s Cup – at the conclusion of the grand final matches in Tamworth.

“It was a total surprise,” King said.

“It’s a big honour, especially being up agaionst 10 other clubs.”

Central North president Tony Byrnes said King was deserving of the honour, following a great season on and off the field.

TOP SEASON: Moree Bulls' best and fairest Sam Callow was also named Central North Rugby’s under-21 best and fairest.

TOP SEASON: Moree Bulls' best and fairest Sam Callow was also named Central North Rugby’s under-21 best and fairest.

“We look for a club president who’s shown strong leadership, worked hard for rugby in the community and dealt with issues in an expeditious way,” he said.

“[Paul] is a man that has shown all the right leadership skills and has been leading by example and worked with his committee.

“He has a sense of humility about him and is happy to accept advice and take on suggestions.”

King’s dedication and commitment to the Moree club also earned him Clubman of the Year for the third year in a row at the Bull’s end of season presentation on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, the Bulls’ Best and Fairest player, Sam Callow also received zone honours, being named Central North’s Under 21 Best and Fairest.

“It was a bit of an honour,” the Bulls first grade flanker said.

“Seeing some of the other names on that trophy, it’s an honour to be on the same trophy. It’s really exciting.”

King said his and Callow’s zone awards topped off a fantastic grand final day for Moree on September 2.

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