GRAFTON Ghost Jake Frame was recognised for his stellar season by the NRRRL last Friday night when he was named Reserve Grade Player of the Year.
The halfback scored 106 points, including 12 tries, in a season that featured a handful of first grade games and a grand final appearance.
Under-18 coach and father John Frame said it was just reward for a solid season.
"Jake played pretty well this year but was unlucky towards the end of the year with injury," he said.
"He managed to get a few first grade games off the bench and has improved quite a bit."
Remarkably, it is the younger Frame's first season in five years not to result in a premiership.
"He only started playing when he was around 11. He was a soccer boy before that," John said. "Teams he's been involved with won the U15s, 16s, then two in a row in the U18s. It's been a while since they missed out."