The Village Motors Dolphins are pleased to announce the re-signing of Jamil Hopoate for the 2019 season. Jamil won the “Lock of the Year” Award at the QRL’s gala dinner this year which was a fitting accolade for the robust number 13. In his first season with the Dolphins, Hopoate played in every game and was a major influence in the final series which culminated in the Club’s 2018 Premiership win.
General Manager of Football Grant Cleal said Jamil had a great season for the Club. “When you consider he moved up here to play for the Dolphins while his partner and baby daughter remained in Sydney, it was a huge leap and a big commitment by his entire family,” he said.
That commitment to the team, Club and his own performance was also rewarded with a full preseason with the Club’s affiliate the Brisbane Broncos. “We are really happy that he has earned the opportunity to impress in town, he won’t let anyone down at that level,” Cleal added.