Brett Carroll to play 15th Grand Final after 500 Games and 30 years
The 2020 Junior Rugby League season has been like no other but for Como-Jannali's Brett Carroll it was one of the best. Brett Carroll grew up in Como playing the round ball game for his local team until he turned 10 years old.
It was at this time that his parents finally gave in to him and let him pursue his love for Rugby League and he began playing for Como Jannali JRLFC at Scylla Bay a journey that is still going today after 30 years.
A couple of weeks ago he was honored at his home ground at Scylla Bay Oval in Como running out for the 500th time for his beloved club the Como Croc's - see photos below. This Sunday (27th Sep 2020) he will play in his 15th and what maybe his last Grand Final appearance when the Como Crocs play De La Salle for the Open Silver title.
A few years ago he started coaching and coordinating the age groups at the Como club and for Rugby League teams at the Oyster Bay Public School.
Brett is currently coaching the Como Under 11A's Boys and assisting with his daughter's League tag team and his fondest memories over his 30 years has been the life-long friendships he has built through being involved with the family club with one special year when his son won a Premiership with him as coach.
Brett continues to play open age Rugby League at 47 years old as well as being an active member of the Como Croc's Football Committee.
We wish Brett all the very best this weekend as we recognise and celebrate one of the greats of the Cronulla Sutherland Junior Rugby League.
For high resolution photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/u3FybZTfTKrBtdHi9