Albert Goldthorpe Medal

Early Star to be Celebrated with New Award

Albert Goldthorpe one of the greatest players in the early history of the game is to be celebrated with a new award named in his honour by "Rugby League Express"

Express editor Martyn Sadler has named the award the "Albert Goldthorpe Medal" and it will be awarded to the "best and fairest" player in Super League at the end of the regular season, following votes cast by League Express match reporters throughout the season.

"The award is intended to be structured in a similar way to the Dally M Medal in Australia," said Sadler.

"For a long time now I've wanted to create an award to be presented by this newspaper and I felt strongly that Albert Goldthorpe who led Hunslet to a historic "All Four Cups" triumph in the 1907/08 season wasn't sufficiently recognised in the modern game."

The Albert Goldthorpe Medal will be unveiled as a solid gold medal worth several thousand pounds, incorporating the iconic photograph of Goldthorpe himself with All Four Cups. The winner of the Albert Goldthorpe Medal will also receive a cheque to the value of 2,000

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