Warwick RSL Memorial Club president Geraldine O'Neill (right) presenting the Warwick RSL Memorial Club Sports Person of the Year award to Brent Osborne at the Daily News/Warwick Credit Union Senior Sports Star of the Year.
Warwick RSL Memorial Club president Geraldine O'Neill (right) presenting the Warwick RSL Memorial Club Sports Person of the Year award to Brent Osborne at the Daily News/Warwick Credit Union Senior Sports Star of the Year. Sean Teuma

Captain-coach a tough gig according to RSL award winner

RUGBY LEAGUE: Winning the Warwick RSL Memorial Club Sports Person of the Year award earlier this week has provided a little more incentive for Inglewood player Brent Osborne to play on.

The RSL award is more based on local sport than the overall Daily News/Warwick Credit Union Senior Sports Star of the Year award won by racing car driver Matt Campbell.

At age 30, he reckons if he stops playing, he won't start again.

"It is the same as when I was a kid, I just play as I love the sport,” Osborne said.

"I will keep on playing as long as the body holds up.”

He said he was surprised to win the Warwick RSL Memorial Club award.

"I didn't realise the area had so many competing at national level. My award win was recognition for my role last season as captain-coach at Inglewood.

"It seems to have got tougher each year to put a team on the field, A lot of the Inglewood boys have young families and children in the junior league so it was hard for them to play each week.”

He said the hardest part of being captain-coach was switching on as a player.

"You are a coach six days of the week and then on game day, you have to switch on as a player,” he said.

"I would probably have 50 phone communications each week regarding player availability.”

With the Border league not forming in 2018, he plans to play in another league.



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