Under-17s Muddies full forward Cameron O’Grady was the league’s leading goal kicker and won the league best and fairest.
Under-17s Muddies full forward Cameron O’Grady was the league’s leading goal kicker and won the league best and fairest.

Full speed ahead for O’Grady

A TRIFECTA of football achievements is up for grabs for a gun player, and a win in the grand final will bring the best prize of all.

Gladstone Mudcrabs under-17s full forward Cameron O’Grady notched up his second bag of 100 goals in a season, finishing with 104 in the home-and-away season and won the league best-and-fairest count with 28 points.

“It was pretty surprising, because being at full forward you don’t often win,’ he said.

He got off to flyer in the count, scoring three best on grounds in the first three rounds, which set him up for the win.

“I think I had a pretty good season,” he said.

“I couldn’t have done it without my teammates kicking the ball to me.”

Pulling on the boots for Muddies in 2002, O’Grady has always played AFL.

“It’s a full-on game, it doesn’t slow down,” he said.

Winning and beating the top side have been highlights up to this point for the gun full forward.

“Kicking the 100th goal was a pretty good feeling,” he said.

Tomorrow, the under-17s play Yeppoon Swans in the grand final, and the game should go down to the wire.

“We’ve only beaten them by one point this season and that was in the last final.”



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