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Storm duo earn Academic honours

Christian Welch and Harry Grant have been reward for their hard work off the field by being named in the NRL and NYC Academic Team of the Year.

The pair received the accolade at the RLPA awards on Tuesday night in recognition of their achievements in education.

Welch was named in the NRL academic team after receiving his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University earlier this year.

Grant also earned his Certificate III in Electrical, completing the course at TAFE Queensland East Coast – Nambour. The Thunderbolts captain was also named the NYC Player of the Year on the night.

More than 400 current and retired players receive education grants from the NRL-RLPA wellbeing committee with 22% of all NRL and NYC players have, or are currently completing, a University degree.

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NYC Academic Team of the Year 2017

Brisbane Broncos

Patrick Carrigan

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

University of Queensland

Cronulla Sharks

Billy Magoulias

Bachelor of Business

University of Wollongong

Canterbury Bulldogs

Joseph Tramontana

Bachelor of Health Science ( Health & Physical Education )

Western Sydney University

St George Dragons

Stuart Mason

Bachelor of Exercise Science

University of Wollongong

Penrith Panthers

Liam Martin

Bachelor of Science

University of New South Wales

North Queensland Cowboys

Mitchell Dunn

Bachelor of Education

James Cook University

Gold Coast Titans

Tyronne Roberts-Davis

Certificate III in Carpentry

Gold Coast Institute of TAFE

Sydney Roosters

Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu

Bachelor of Accounting

Western Sydney University

New Zealand Warriors

Eiden Ackland

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

University of Auckland

Parramatta Eels

Dane Aukafolau

Certificate IV Education Support

Aust Training Company

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Blake Manowski

Bachelor of Medical Science

University of New South Wales

Wests Tigers

Royce Tout

Bachelor of Law

Macquarie University

Melbourne Storm

Harry Grant

Certificate III in Electrical

TAFE Queensland East Coast - Nambour

 

NRL Academic Team of the Year

Brisbane Broncos

Tom Opacic

Bachelor of Sports & Exercise Science

Australian Catholic University

Cronulla Sharks

Chad Townsend

Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning

Kaplan Professional

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Damien Cook

Bachelor of Education

Australian College of Physical Education

St George Dragons

Jacob Host

Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science

Australian Catholic University

Cowboys

John Asiata

Diploma of Financial Planning

Completed Cert IV in Youth Work

Monash Uni

Melbourne Storm

Christian Welch

Bachelor of Commerce

Melbourne University

Gold Coast Titans

Anthony Don

Master of Business

University of New England

Parramatta Eels

Tim Mannah

Bachelor of Sports Business

Completed a Diploma of Financial Planning

Australian College of Physical Education

Newcastle Knights

Jamie Buhrer

Bachelor of Sports Business

Australian College of Physical Education

Wests Tigers

Ava Seumanufagai

Bachelor of Psychology

Australian Catholic University

Manly Sea Eagles

Tom Trbojevic

Bachelor of applied Finance with Bachelor of Economics

Macquarie University

Roosters

Luke Keary

Bachelor of Business Administration,

Australian Catholic University

Canterbury Bulldogs

Michael Lichaa

Cert IV in building & Construction

Australian Skills & Training Academy