Sean tops Tweed
WHEN Sean Garner takes on a sport, the chances are he will be extremely good.
He has shown exceptional all-round talent in 2010 by representing North Coast at championships and state carnivals in swimming, athletics, rugby league, rugby union and Australian football.
Today he can add the Tweed Shire Australia Day Award for individual sporting achievement to others he has won.
“I was surprised and honoured to get this award,” the Palm Beach Currumbin High School student said yesterday.
He was given the prestigious Ross Elder Trophy for the top primary school sports star across the Tweed and Murwillumbah sports district and was also given the North Coast Sports Association blues award.
He was a valuable member of Terranora Public School’s boys touch team, which was runner-up at the state tournament.
Sean was named in the NSW PSSA open rugby league team, which finished runner-up to Queensland at the national championships.
He was also the Group 18 Tweed Byron under-12 player of the year and was selected in the under-13 Jetstar Gold Coast Titans rugby league squad.
The North Coast open shotput and 50m freestyle swimming titles are also his.
If it came to a decision, Sean would choose rugby league over all the other sports.
“It is just fun to get out there and play with my mates,” the five-eighth/lock said.
He said it was exciting to play in the State of Origin atmosphere representing NSW against Queensland at the Australian championships.
Sean is one of three very talented Garner boys.
“I am absolutely proud of him, and his two other brothers (Luke and Ryan) as well,” dad Mark Garner enthused.