Gayn­dah Glad­i­a­tor crowned

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - TRIS­TAN EVERT

RUGBY LEAGUE: Gayn­dah Glad­i­a­tor Zac Dann was named Gayn­dah Sportsper­son of the Year at the week­end, af­ter cap­tain­ing his side to two of the past three pre­mier­ships.

Dann said the award was un­ex­pected and he was both hon­oured and priv­i­leged to re­ceive it.

“I’ve been play­ing rugby league for Gayn­dah for about five years and have been for­tu­nate enough to win three backto-back pre­mier­ships,” Dann said.

“I’ve played a lot of rep­re­sen­ta­tive footy, but noth­ing com­pares to win­ning pre­mier­ships with your club.

“Get­ting the award came as a shock. I re­ally didn’t know I was go­ing to get it.”

Gayn­dah Glad­i­a­tors club pres­i­dent Gavin Ber­rie said Dann was one of those play­ers who stood out on the field.

“He was a bit shy about the award, but he’s just a de­serv­ing, good lo­cal lad,” Ber­rie said.

“He has been the cap­tain for the last two years and his foot­ball abil­ity is sec­ond to none.

“He ... al­ways lends a hand and has re­ally grown over the last cou­ple of years.”

With pre­sea­son train­ing un­der way, the club is con­fi­dent about the sea­son ahead.

In the sum­mer, Dann plays for Mur­gon in the South Bur­nett cricket com­pe­ti­tion.

Pic­ture: North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil

SE­NIOR SPORTS AWARD: Zac Dann with Ken Mogg.

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