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South London Storm have kept up their best season on record by winning another two awards and being nominated for 3 more.
Tane Kingi captain and inspirational Stand off picked up the in London Rugby League Player of the year award to add to his Spirit of the Storm award.
The in London awards are for the best Antipodeans and South African players plying their trade in the capital. This includes professional outfit the London Broncos and London Skolars.
South London swept the board in the Rugby League player of the Year category with Runner Up being Storms Player of the Year Mitchell Moore.
?It?s a fantastic achievement? commented Chairman Paul Brown ?Both players have played outstandingly well this season but for them to be voted by those visiting the inlondon.com website as best RL players in the capita is fantastic. It shows the leaps and bounds the club have made this year in profile that people recognise their performances up and above those of their professional counterparts.?
Along with this Storm?s Top Try scorer and Points Scorer Louis Neethling has made it into the Rugby League Conference Team of the Year. After a magnificent season Louis find himself along with some of the best and brightest in amateur Rugby League in the country including many amateur internationals.
Storm have still more chances at trophies and awards in the coming weeks. On November 12th the annual Rugby League Conference award ceremony will be held in Huddersfield and Storm are represented in 3 categories.
These are Player of the Year (Louis Neethling), Coach of the Year (Rob Powell) and Club of the Year.
?We are proud and excited by the awards both Louis and Rob thoroughly deserve to be in the running for their respective awards they have had outstanding seasons this year. Louis has been top try scorer for the club and top points scorer and from the second row this is an outstanding achievement. Rob has been pivotal this year in how well the club as a whole has developed and to finish in such a strong position in his first year as senior coach is tremendous.
?To be also nominated in the top 3 for club of the year shows the sterling work put in behind the seasons by all the volunteers and also on the pitch and match day by all around the club. It has been a pleasure all year and even if we win none of the above it has been a fantastic year.?