Marc Shackley has picked up another award to cap a momentous season for the Whitehaven skipper.

The prop forward has been named League 1 Player of the Year by the prestigious trade magazine Rugby League World.

Th 30-year-old prop has won a stack of personal honours after leading Haven to the League 1 title.

“It’s very satisfying to win an award like this because there are so many good players in League 1,” he said.

"To be singled out as Player of the Year makes it very special.

"I was chuffed to win four awards at Whitehaven so it’s been a special year.

"It’s definitely been the best in the 14 years I’ve been a professional.

“Being captain of the team which won the league, when nobody gave us a chance, was really great.

"It shows what can be achieved through everybody sticking together and working hard for one another.

“We will carry the same attitude into 2020 in the Championship and we are all looking forward to the increased challenge.”

Shackley joined Warrington as a 16-year-old and is in the second of two subsequent spells with Whitehaven.

In between he played with distinction for Workington Town.

Tom Todd, the Whitehaven chairman, said: “It’s been a terrific season for the club and Marc in particular has enjoyed deserved plaudits.

"He has been exceptional as captain and this latest award has been fully deserved.”