2018 Carbine Club NT Personal Excellence Award winners

The winners for the annual Carbine Club NT Personal Excellence Awards were recently announced, with Dana Carroll (swimming) taking out the female category, and Ethan Andrews (rugby league) the male category.

The Carbine Club NT (CCNT) has long been a supporter of athletes within the territory, generously donating funding over the years to help young male and female athletes strive for their sporting goals, and assisting where they can. This significant help has often allowed athletes to compete in various events and competitions through the nation and on occasion at international level.

The CCNT Personal Excellence awards aims to recognise a young male and a young female athlete who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their sport and personal life, and/or are suffering financial hardship. The awards provide an opportunity for individuals to be recognised and provide validation for their dedication towards their chosen sport, giving the opportunity to be a role model for other athletes in the Territory.

Dana Carroll (swimming) is an outstanding young swimmer and holds a number of Australian records. She is an active community member at her local Palmerston swimming club, and is currently in year 11 at Good Shepherd College. Requiring a kidney transplant at 8 years of age, Dana has continued to excel despite this and will attend the World Transplant Games to be held in the UK this August.

Ethan Andrew (rugby league) was selected for the male award. From Katherine, Ethan has been an outstanding rugby league player for a number of years, with his talent and hard work recognised through the offer to move to Townsville to attend Kirwan State High School, a renowned rugby school, for years 11 and 12. This opportunity is a significant for both Ethan’s schooling and rugby league prospects moving forward.

We congratulate both the award winners for their achievements, and once again thank the Carbine Club for their generosity and their substantial contribution to the sporting life in the Territory.

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