Jack Gauld, with Fraser Coast under-14 coach Wayne Bellamy, was named Crusher of the Year.
Jack Gauld, with Fraser Coast under-14 coach Wayne Bellamy, was named Crusher of the Year. Contributed

Jack named Crusher of the Year

IT'S no surprise Jack Gauld elects Matt Scott as his favourite player.

He loves watching the game's premier prop take on opposition forward packs, whether it's for the Cowboys, Maroons or Kangaroos.

The 14-year-old is already showing signs that he could play in the NRL like his hero.

The Maryborough Brothers junior had the honour of Crusher of the Year bestowed upon him after being named Fraser Coast Junior Rugby League's best representative player in 2013.

"It was a bit of a shock," Gauld said.

"It means a fair bit to me.

"To know someone thinks you're not too bad; that's a pretty good feeling."

Gauld was rewarded for his outstanding leadership as captain of the Crushers under-14 side as well as his standout performances during the 47th Battalion junior carnival at Eskdale Park.

The Crushers finished third after winning three of their five games - their only defeats were against Sunshine Coast sides.

An exciting, ball-running front-rower, who stands at 183cm and weighs 89kg, Gauld went on to represent Wide Bay Bulls at the 2013 QRL State Junior Carnival in Pittsworth.

He finished the titles with two tries as the Bulls claimed a draw and lost three games by two points.

The Maryborough State High School student is intent on following his dream to play in the NRL.

His first target, though, is making the Queensland Secondary Schools 15 years rugby league team next year.

"I've just got to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully get recognised and chosen," he said.

AWARD RECIPIENTS

U13 Rep Player of the Year: Tom Karrasch

U14 Rep Player of the Year: Josh Preval

U15 Rep Player of the Year: Joey Alberts

Crusher of the Year: Jack Gauld

Nominations for Crusher of the Year: Tom Karrasch, Josh Preval, Joey Alberts, Caleb Hackett, Laikyn Jung and Jack Gauld.



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