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Tonumaipea nominated for Ken Stephen Medal

Victorian-born Storm back Young Tonumaipea has been nominated for the Ken Stephen Medal and selected in the NRL’s 2024 Community Team of the Year.

Throughout his tenure with the Melbourne Storm, Young has emerged as a beacon of leadership and community spirit. His unwavering dedication to community service, both on and off the field, underscores his selflessness.

Young has consistently made a positive impact with his time at the Storm, particularly in grassroots rugby league in Victoria through his support of local rugby league club the Northern Thunder. Beyond his athletic prowess, Young sets high standards for community engagement, leading teammates in various initiatives such as hospital visits and club member clinics.

Vote for Young in the 2024 Ken Stephen Medal here.

In 2024, Young orchestrated the Storm's first Samoan Language Week celebration, showcasing his passion for inclusion and culture. Young's commitment to the event ensured its success - integrating local Samoan community organisations for a culturally enriching experience.

Young remains steadfast in his commitment to strengthening community and fostering unity within the Storm. His leadership transcends sports, leaving a legacy of inclusivity and positivity that resonates far beyond the field.

Vote for Young in the 2024 Ken Stephen Medal here.

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour 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.