John Cartwright Research Paper

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John Cartwright was born on the 9th of August 1965 in Penrith New South Wales to Merv Cartwright and Carole Cartwright. Cartwright is best known for playing rugby league for the Penrith Panthers, NSW Blues and the Australian Kangaroos. John Cartwright grew up in a suburb in Sydney called Penrith. At the age of seven years old Cartwright played his first game for St Mary’s junior rugby league club. When he was young he attended Braddock Public School. He later attended Nepean High School. The most influential person in his life was his father Merv. Merv was part of the first ever Penrith Team. Merv was his coach when he was young. Not only was Merv the coach he was also the groundsman which gave Cartwright even more time to practice his skills.…show more content…
This was the start of his extraordinary playing career. He made his debut in 1985 when he was twenty years old but didn’t get a lot of game time until 1987 when he was a regular player. In 1988 him and his second rower partner Mark Geyer were the best second rowers in the game as a pair they were unstoppable. In 1989 after Ian Roberts was hurt he had to play in the front row for NSW where he wasn’t suited subsequently he was dropped after that game. In 1990 he played for the Australian team that toured Great Britain. Cartwright had an injury riddled 1991 season but he still managed to win the 1991 Grand Final with the Penrith Panthers. In 1992 Cartwright had a great representative season playing in all three of NSW games and once again playing in the Australian touring team. From 1993 – 1996 Cartwright spent a lot of time out of the game due to injury which forced him to retire at the end of the 1996 season. To top of Cartwright’s playing career he was also awarded the Dally M best second rower
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