Ken Stephen Medal: Konrad Hurrell

first_imgPhoto Gold Coast Titans. Caption: Konrad Hurrell with Candice Green, a participant of the Touch Football Specialised program. In his short-time at the Titans, Konrad has already made a big impression. The hulking centre, who resurrected his career on the Gold Coast, has clocked-up more than 120 hours of community work over the past twelve months.It’s not just Konrad’s trademark energy and emotion that makes him one of the NRL’s most popular players but it is also his genuine care for those in the community.The Tongan international is always last to leave the pitch on game day – ensuring that fans with disabilities are assisted to and from the stadium – and, this year, has volunteered at match day engagements with White Ribbon, Ronald McDonald House, Starlight Foundation to name a few.But, it is in his work with the Touch Football Specialised program that the cult-hero’s kind-hearted nature and leadership skills shine through. The TFS program was developed to provide opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate in a modified version of Touch Football.Konrad referees and plays in the TFS All Abilities Competition every Wednesday night and ensures teammates from both the NRL and NYC join him. He has made a huge impact on the program, organising the TFS’s Christmas Party, helping secure a sponsor for the day, and ensuring all participants received a prize. Konrad is an inspiration to young Rugby League fans and the outcomes of his involvement can be life-changing.last_img

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