Glasby crowned Comets' best
IF Central Queensland gets its own NRL team in coming years, there's a good chance Tim Glasby will be lining up in the front row.
In fact, footy fans make sure you remember the name T. Glasby.
Glasby was the toast of the Central Comets' 2010 awards ceremony at the Rockhampton Leagues Club last night, taking out the club's player of the year and rookie of the year honours before a crowd of 265 guests.
The towering 21-year-old missed just one game in his first season in the Intrust Super Cup, with some of his barnstorming performances catching the eye of NRL clubs.
“He's come on leaps and bounds,” Comets coach Wayne Barnett said of the North Rockhampton State High School product.
“One thing that comes to mind was when he came up to me after the first game and said he wasn't expecting to play Queensland Cup until about round five or six.
“He's a good kid and has re-signed for a couple more years but has a get-out clause if any NRL club wants to have a go at him.”
Glasby, who returned home this year after playing for the Penrith Panthers in the Toyota Cup under-20s competition, is not your typical front-rower.
If you need any financial tips, Glasby's your man, according to Barnett.
“He's actually a financial planner,” Barnett laughed.
“He's got a bit of brains to go with the brawn and it's a credit to his parents.”
In other major awards presented last night, utility and “Mr Fix-It” Guy Williams was a popular players' player winner.
Williams, who made his NRL debut for the Broncos last year, was a model of consistency during the Comets' disappointing 2010 campaign.
Barnett described the 26-year-old as “the ultimate team player”.
“He played a multitude of positions for us – I think the only position he didn't play was coach,” Barnett joked.
Tyron Haynes and Mick Esdale were named best back and best forward respectively, while Haynes, Englishman Ian Webster and Barnett were recognised for their Queensland Country representative selections.
Local league identity John Diamond was presented the clubperson of the year – an award which was last night named after the club stalwart.
Comets' 2010 Award Winners
Player of the year: Tim Glasby
Players' player: Guy Williams
Best back: Tyron Haynes
Best forward: Mick Esdale
Rookie of the year: Tim Glasby
Rep honours: Tyron Haynes, Ian Webster, Wayne Barnett (coach)
Clubperson of the year: John Diamond