The Tom Bergin Trophy is an award given to the man-of-the-match in the annual Championship Grand Final. The award is named after Tom Bergin, a former president of the Rugby League Writers' Association and former editor for the Salford City Reporter. The trophy was first awarded in the Second Division Premiership Final of the 1986–87 season.
The Championship Grand Final was the championship-deciding game of the Championship competition via the playoffs.
The Rugby League Writers' Association is made up from accredited members of the English news media who write about rugby league in newspapers or present for television and radio programmes.
The Rugby Football League Championship Second Division was founded in 1902 and was the second tier of professional rugby league in the UK until 2003.
In 1998, the Divisional Premiership final was replaced with a play-off system, and the trophy continued to be used as a man-of-the-match award for the Grand Final of the play-offs.
|1987–88||Des Foy||Oldham||Featherstone Rovers|
|1988–89||Mark Aston||Sheffield Eagles||Swinton|
|1989–90||Mike Ford||Oldham||Hull Kingston Rovers|
|1990–91||Steve Kerry||Salford Red Devils||Halifax|
|1991–92||Daryl Powell||Sheffield Eagles||Oldham|
|1992–93||Paul Newlove||Featherstone Rovers||Workington Town|
|1993–94||Dean Marwood||Workington Town||London Crusaders|
|1994–95||Martin Wood||Keighley Cougars||Huddersfield|
|1995–96||Not awarded||Not awarded||Not awarded|
|1996||Cliff Eccles||Salford Reds||Keighley Cougars|
|1997||Craig Weston||Huddersfield Giants||Hull|
|1998||Richard Chapman||Featherstone Rovers||Wakefield Trinity|
|1999||Latham Tawhai||Hunslet Hawks||Dewsbury Rams|
|2000||Mick Higham||Leigh Centurions||Dewsbury Rams|
|2001||Phil Cantillon||Widnes Vikings||Oldham|
|2002||Chris Thorman||Huddersfield Giants||Leigh Centurions|
|2003||Gavin Clinch||Salford City Reds||Leigh Centurions|
|2004||Neil Turley||Leigh Centurions||Whitehaven|
|2005||Brad Davis||Castleford Tigers||Whitehaven|
|2006||Jonny Woodcock||Sheffield Eagles||Swinton Lions|
|2007||Danny Brough||Castleford Tigers||Widnes Vikings|
|2009||Ben Black||Halifax||Barrow Raiders|
|2010||Tommy Saxton||Featherstone Rovers||Halifax|
|2011||Liam Finn||Featherstone Rovers||Sheffield Eagles|
|2012||Michael Knowles||Sheffield Eagles||Featherstone Rovers|
|2013||Dominic Brambani||Sheffield Eagles||Batley Bulldogs|
|2014||Martyn Ridyard||Leigh Centurions||Featherstone Rovers|
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