Craig Johnston Medal & Cheryl Salisbury Dedication Award

The Craig Johnston Medal was introduced in 2021 and is presented by the Men and Women of Football.

Coaching staff, footballing journalists, Men and Women of Football representatives and ex-players cast votes during the footballing campaign in order to determine a winner at the conclusion of the season.

Craig Johnston Medal

This accolade stands to represent a male player’s outstanding achievement throughout the course of a season and the vital role they maintained in the team.

The honour is titled after Liverpool great and five-time English League Championship winner, Craig Johnston.

The Craig Johnston Medal was preceded by the Ray Baartz Medal.

Angus Thurgate was named the inaugural winner of the Craig Johnston medal after an impressive 2020/21 season in the Jets’ midfield.

Cheryl Salisbury Dedication Award

The Cheryl Salisbury Dedication Award was first presented at the conclusion of the 2017/18 season and is also conferred by the Men and Women of Football.

This honour is based on a female player’s contribution in the community, dedication to football and their role in the Newcastle Jets team throughout a campaign.

Cheryl Salisbury, an Alex Tobin recipient, has the accolade attributed to her to further reflect her significant impact on female football in Australia and her continued presence in the footballing community in the Hunter region.

A previous winner of the Cheryl Salisbury Dedication Award is Clare Wheeler, with the honour for the 2020/21 season going to Hannah Brewer.