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Deadly Vibe Issue 93, November 2004
Amos Scores Again
Rugby League is one sport that has always enjoyed a wealth of Indigenous
talent, and now more then ever the code is practically bursting at the seams
with deadly black footballers.
When it came down to announcing the winner of this year’s Deadly for
Outstanding Achievement in Rugby League, the community had four very talented
footballers to choose from, and it was never going to be a one horse race.
While Matt Bowen certainly finished off the season on a huge high with the
Cowboys and Scott Prince may have been a sentimental favourite for many, it
was Amos Roberts’ stellar start to the season, consistent all-round form
and the fact he finished the season as the league’s leading try-scorer
that swayed the votes his way.
“I thought Matt Bowen would be the favourite, so it’s a real surprise
to me,” admitted Amos on the night.
At only 23, and another of the many young, talented individuals who swept
this year’s Deadlys, Amos has proven himself to be a great inspiration
for other Indigenous youth. By winning this award it shows that he is now widely
recognised in the community as one of our top sporting heroes.
“I wanted to be a rugby league player ever since I picked up a football
when I was eight years old,” said Amos.
“My advice to other young kids is that anything is possible. I came
from a small country town with big dreams and big aspirations and they all
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