This month BROTHABOY caught up with NRL star & NITV personality ‘Gorgeous’ George Rose.
Q: Where are you from? Who is your mob?
A: Kamilaroi Mob. Walgett in the north-west region of NSW. I’ve been in Sydney for 10 years after coming from Bathurst where approximately 2,000 people live. Finished Year 12 at Kelso High School.
Q: Tell us about what you’re up to at the moment?
A: As well as training for Manly I’m also busy off the field. I’m preparing for life after footy and studying at the University of Sydney in Commerce. I’m also a regular panellist on NITV’s Barefoot Sports.
Q: What do you like best about being a NRL player?
A: You get to play something you love as a career. Playing in front of 85,000 people at the 2011 NRL Grand Final….and winning it.
Q: What was the hardest thing you have ever had to overcome to get there?
A: Homesickness. I had never lived by myself, let alone live in a big city by myself.
Q: Best advice you were ever given?
A: Never forget who you are and where you come from. Given by my Grandfather.
Q: If you could get all of Australia to adopt one aspect of Indigenous culture/way of life/values, what would it be?
A: Respect for culture. Respect for elders and the wisdom they carry that we don’t know nothing about.
Q: You wear Brothaboy because….
A: It is hard to find clothes that are made for large people. The cut and style of the shirt fit perfectly for a big boy like me. Looks good, fits well and makes me look sexy…hahaha.
You can see George on Barefoot Sports every Thursday, 8.30pm on NITV.
George also wanted to give a big shout out to all the kids participating in the Walgett Attendance Program.