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Toby Sexton nominated for the NRL's Ken Stephen's Medal - Man of the Year

In recognition of his commitment to community service, the Bulldogs are delighted to announce that halfback Toby Sexton has been nominated for the 2024 Ken Stephen Medal – Man of the Year.

The Medal recognises the efforts of an NRL player who has not only achieved on the field, but has committed time off the field to community projects.


Toby’s Community Efforts

With a passion for community service, Toby actively engages in both Club and wider community activities.

His commitment to community was evident when in the off-season, Toby led our team in volunteering at the Rev. Bill Crews Foundation, helping serve food and prepare hampers for those in need.

His leadership and organisational skills were further exemplified during a fundraiser for his local football team on the Gold Coast.

Toby’s consistent efforts extended to school programs, co-delivering presentations and interacting with students.

At Canterbury Boys High School, Toby’s dedication to working with students living with autism and mental health issues has led to significant improvements in their wellbeing.

By setting up physical activities and providing consistent support, Toby has helped these students develop better physical health, social skills, and emotional resilience.

The feedback from teachers and parents attests to the positive changes in the students’ behaviour and outlook, showcasing the tangible benefits of Toby’s involvement.


Growing up in Queensland, Toby’s dedication to make a positive impact continues at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

His regular visits to the children’s ward bring comfort and joy to sick children, creating a positive atmosphere that significantly enhanced their wellbeing during challenging times.

Toby embodies inclusivity, positivity, unity, and discipline, making a lasting positive impact on his community.


About the Medal

The prestigious Ken Stephen Medal is awarded by the NRL and presented by Westpac in recognition of an NRL player’s commitment to community projects off the field.

A player is nominated from each NRL club and together make up the NRL Community Team of the Year, resulting in $1,000 being donated to each player’s junior league club, which for Toby is the Currumbin Eagles.

Fans have the power to vote for the four automatic finalists of the Award, with each of these nominees receiving an additional $2,500 split between their junior league club and charity of choice. A panel will then decide on one winner of the Ken Stephen Medal – Man of the Year, awarded at the Dally M Awards, with more funds donated to their junior league club and charity.

How to Vote

Click here to vote now for Toby to be the Ken Stephen Medal – Man of the Year winner.

Voting closes on the 1st of July 2024 so have your say before it's too late!

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.