Malta name Sydney Bull Player of the Year

William Grech has been named as the 2005/2006 Maltese Rugby League Association (MRLA) Player of the Year, as determined by the MRLA Board of Directors.

The Sydney Bulls skipper recently capped off a successful year with premiership glory after initially deciding to hang up the boots at Marsa Stadium thirteen months ago.

A ball playing lock, Grech was recently named Player of the Match by Lebanese Rugby League President George Elias as Malta shaped up to Lebanon prior to their World Cup Qualifying challenge.

In a selection process that saw three players poll remarkably close tallies, MRLA President Mark Sultana praised the 27-year-old Grech?s success, ?Willie thoroughly deserves this accolade as he has contributed tremendously to the mission of the MRLA both on and off the field and he has been there since day one?

?Whether representing Malta or at club level he has always played with his heart on his sleeve and I believe we haven?t seen the best of him yet?

?I would personally like to congratulate him on not only receiving the award but also the news that his wife Daniella is expecting in June.?

Grech has signed on to play again in the Jim Beam Cup in 2007, making the move across from the Bulls to cross town rivals Cabramatta.