Dawson strives to be best in bigger leagues
PLAYING for the Wide Bay Bulls, Wide Bay Schoolboys, Queensland Country, All Blacks and Central Queensland NRL Bid Team, Dawson Cross has made a name for himself across the state.
“Cross is a one of the best attacking players I have coached in my time in rugby league,” Central Burnett Brumbies Coach Robert Linsket said.
“He is probably the most feared defender in the comp because of his hard hitting and driving tackles.”
The all-round athlete has achieved above average results in all the sports he has attempted but footy is where Dawson Cross wants to be.
“His ability to read the play is uncanny, he is always up with the play and just swoops onto any loose ball and he always knows when to run and when to pass or to kick,” Linsket said
Dawson said he wanted to make rugby league his life.
“I am determined to be an NRL Development Officer, I have actually undertaken my work experience as a Development Officer in Hervey Bay,” Dawson said. “I also have one eye on playing for Queensland in the State of Origin, which is my dream,” he said.
When people have commented that it is some sort of natural talent his mother, Oriel Chambers, steps up and says, “it is about dedication and training, effort and determination; it is about wanting to win and wanting to be the best.”
So far in Dawson’s footy career his name is recognised at his home town but he wants his name to be a familiar to a wider audience.
“But it’s not all about playing footy, the broken bones and the pulled muscles, it’s about the mates, friends and living my dream”, he said.
RIGHT: Dawson Cross is looking to kick start his future in rugby league.