Dons scoop FOUR awards at end-of-season bash

Dons' Paul Cooke converts a kick against North Wales. Picture: Andrew Roe

Dons' Paul Cooke converts a kick against North Wales. Picture: Andrew Roe

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Doncaster stand-off Paul Cooke capped off a magnificent debut season by collecting a memorable double of Championship One Player of the Year and Northern Star awards at the Co-operative Championships Awards Dinner.

Cooke, who led Doncaster to the League Leaders’ Shield, beat off stiff competition from Liam Harrison and Graeme Mattinson to capture the outstanding individual award.

His dedication and contributions to the local community also earned the former Hull FC and Hull KR player the Northern Star Award.

There was further success for Doncaster on the evening as coach Tony Miller was awarded the Championship One Coach of the Year.

And the Dons completed an impressive haul of four awards after they were also named as Championship One Club of the Year.

2012 Co-operative Championships Award Winners

Championship Player of the Year: Liam Finn (Featherstone Rovers)

Championship Young Player of the Year: Alex Walmsley (Batley Bulldogs)

Championship Coach of the Year: Paul Rowley (Leigh Centurions)

Championship One Player of the Year: Paul Cooke (Doncaster)

Championship One Young Player of the Year: Elliott Miller (Workington Town)

Championship One Coach of the Year: Tony Miller (Doncaster)

Northern Star winner: Paul Cooke (Doncaster)

Neil Whittaker Award: Paul Grundill

Referee of the Year: George Stokes

Club of the Year: Featherstone Rovers (Championship) and Doncaster (Championship One)

Community Programme of the Year: Workington Town