Jayden Nikorima has been nominated for the 2023 Ken Stephen medal, recognising the achievements of an NRL player within their community. Vote for Jayden now!
Aspley Devils junior, Nikorima, has shown that NRL career dreams do come true and that he can work with the community to make the dreams of others come true too.
Jayden has been a committed and consistent contributor to the club’s community and charity programs. He is deeply passionate about grassroots Rugby League, Jayden is the first to volunteer his time to junior Rugby League clubs, Rugby League Clinics, and Open training sessions. He connects to youth and empowers them through Rugby League. His attendance at Club Charity events, such as Starlight Foundation and Good Friday Appeal, has helped raise money and awareness for the charities.
Jayden has also made a significant impact off the field in his personal time, particularly in the disability sector. Jayden’s passion for supporting, inspiring and including people in the community with varying disabilities is to be commended. Jayden is an ambassador for LST Support services, helping to provide compassionate, personable support to individuals with disabilities, helping them to achieve their goals, live independently where possible, and participate fully in their communities. Touched by the way he could make a difference to people with disabilities, Jayden and his brother began the charity -The Nikorima Bros and Jayden also joined a teammate to create My People Support.
Jayden’s passion in the disability sector has made a measurable difference to the community. This has inspired the Melbourne Storm to begin establishing a Disability Action Plan. This significant milestone highlights how one man really can make a difference, on and off the field.