Carter adds another award to tally

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

BE­ING one of Monto’s most tal­ented footy play­ers is only half the rea­son Shane “Squirt” Carter re­ceived the Se­nior Sports Award for 2015 this Aus­tralia Day.

The 24-year-old also led a cam­paign to pour a slab and erect a shed over the St John’s am­bu­lance last year and is known within the Monto Roos Footy Club for his “abil­ity to in­spire” as cap­tain.

“He has proved him­self to be a valu­able mem­ber of the com­mu­nity. He in­spires not only the younger play­ers but also the whole team,” his nom­i­na­tion by Roos coach Damien Zi­eth stated.

Rugby league has been Carter’s big­gest pas­sion since he was only six years old, and he has re­ceived many ac­co­lades dur­ing his time with the Monto Roos.

Player of the year, player’s player, best for­ward, most tries and most points ti­tles have all donned Carter’s name be­side them dur­ing his six years with the club, and he has now been Roos cap­tain for four years.

Carter had never re­ceived an Aus­tralia Day award be­fore and thought scor­ing the most tries last footy sea­son may have been im­por­tant in his win.

“This year I’m just look­ing for­ward to train­ing hard again and hope­fully get­ting the premier­ship. It could be the year for us, we have a great bunch of young fel­las,” he said.

“Right now we are work­ing on get­ting fit again, and we have a few trial games com­ing up.”

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

WIN: Jeff Seeney pre­sented Monto's Se­nior Sports Award re­cip­i­ent Shane Carter with his award.

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