RUGBY league player Beau Frazer’s dedication and talent helped his team with a win at a state carnival, earning himself a player of the match medal.
While his south-east Queensland team was placed second overall at Queensland State Sports 10 to 11 year Boys Rugby League Invitational Carnival, his sportsmanship impressed one of his team’s competitors.
Beau was picked by the Sunshine Coast team for the special award after winning the match in Bundaberg last week.
The Beaudesert resident and his team won all games leading up to the finals at the five-day tournament before they were defeated.
Despite the South Coast team’s grand final loss, Beau said he hoped to be selected for next year’s competition after the fun had.
“It was the best week of my life – I got to meet new friends and play rugby league,” he said.
“I hope that I can make the team again next year and go further.”
The 11-year-old said he hoped he could compete in a national carnival next year if he made next year’s South Coast team again.
Beau, who is also a Beaudesert Kingfishers player, was selected to represent south-east Queensland in the state invitational carnival after undergoing two trials.
Representing Beaudesert State School, Beau played against other students in the Scenic Rim and surrounding areas and won a place on the Pacific Rim team.
He then competed in a two-day carnival at the Gold Coast earlier this year and successfully won a place on the South Coasters team.