Russell awarded both Player of the Year Awards

To wrap up our 2019 Vantage Black Sticks Awards recognition, our final Black Stick has come away with both the Players’ Player (voted on by the Black Sticks National Squad) and Player of the Year (chosen by the coaches); Kane Russell.

Known for his drag flicking abilities, Russell continued to score pivotal goals for the Black Sticks throughout the season. He also continued probing runs from outside half that put the side on the front foot on several occasions.

Russell capped off a stellar 2019 year playing an integral role in the back end of the season to help the Black Sticks defeat Korea in Stratford to book their place at the Tokyo Olympic Games.


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