Carter adds another award to tally
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.”
WIN: Jeff Seeney presented Monto's Senior Sports Award recipient Shane Carter with his award.