I’ll admit it, it’s a bit of a tough nut to crack, especially if you’re from Australia.
But when I saw the news last week of the Australian Footballer of the Year award being given to players from the country I’d been living in for the last few months, it was like an electric shock.
I was at the training centre in Brisbane where I’d just finished training with the Queensland State Rugby team, having made it all the way through the QSRs first two years of existence.
A lot of it was just the hard work and dedication I’d put in, but also the amazing opportunities that have come my way through playing rugby league.
After having played in Queensland and having played as a Junior player in NSW, I wanted to get into the game for my home country, and that’s what I’ve done.
It’s really an incredible opportunity to be able to go to the top level of rugby league in Australia.
The people in the Queensland Rugby Union are incredible, the players are great, and it’s just great to be a part of it.
The training centre at the QSAR training centre, which is where I was training last year with the QSSR, is a fantastic place to train.
It’s a massive building, and a lot of the facilities are in good shape and the staff are really nice.
Every week, they’ll be training at their facilities, and if you can find time for a workout on the weekends, it’ll be a great opportunity to get fit and fit and be part of the team.
We get a lot out of the community here.
There are a lot more people out in the community who have really helped me along the way.
That’s one of the reasons I chose to come here, to be part the QSL team, because I’ve been a fan for a long time.
My parents have always supported me and I love the club, so it was definitely a big decision to make.
If you’ve got kids, they’re not going to be playing on the field, so you really need to look after them and have them around for the rest of your life.
I’d like to think I’ve made a positive impact on the kids in the area and that the kids will get a better experience in the sport as well.
In Queensland, it is really hard to get a footy jersey, so for me, being able to play in a different jersey this year was a huge bonus.
When you get a chance to play at the level I’ve got, it will give you a great perspective on the sport and how the players play the game.
What is the QSB?
The QSB is a new, regional training facility in the heart of Brisbane.
Its a fantastic opportunity for players from other states and territories to get to work with the best in the game in the same training facility, so I was very pleased to be offered a spot at the academy.
For the QSC to have been created so quickly and have players from all over the country coming here, it just shows the dedication the Queenslanders have to the game and the hardworking attitude of the people who run the QSPC.
There’s a great atmosphere here, the kids are happy to be here and I’m sure they’ll have a good time.
They’re really excited and are very excited about what’s to come.
Now for the details.
To find out more about the QSF and the QSA’s training facilities and pathways for players, click here.