Time is running out to vote for Queenslander fan favourite and legend of the game Billy Slater in the AIS Sports Performance Awards ABC Sports Personality of the Year awards.
In his final year in the NRL; Slater was an inspiration who achieved both on and off the field which earned him a nomination in the 'ABC Sport Personality of the Year Award'.
- Voting closes today (December 9, 2018) at the AIS Sport Performance Awards website.
The former Norths Devil – who made his way into the NRL to become one of the greatest fullbacks the game has ever seen – was especially prominent during this year’s Holden State of Origin series.
With Greg Inglis injured; Billy stood up to captain his side in Game III at Suncorp Stadium and capped off his 31-game Maroons career by being named Player of the Series.
What made this even more remarkable was the fact his career was threatened by consecutive season-ending shoulder injuries in 2015 and 2016 – but he was back to his best in 2017 – winning the Clive Churchill Medal in the Storm’s grand final win.
His good form continued in 2018 and he was able to announce his retirement from the game in his own terms and he played his final game of NRL on grand final day.
In a career filled with glittering achievements; Slater finished his time at the highest level having played 31 matches for Queensland and 30 Tests for Australia.
The winners of the AIS Sport Performance Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on December 13, 2018.
Voting closes December 9 at 5pm AEDT.
To vote, head to AIS Sport Performance Awards and follow the below steps:
- Choose your favourite Personality
- Scroll down and choose your favourite Moment
- Confirm your vote