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Name: Marcelo Montoya

Junior Club: Bankstown Bulls

Birthplace: Fiji

What do you like to do away from football?

Away from football I like to play golf and spend time with my family.

What was your first job?

My first job was a courier offsider.

What are your goals in Rugby League?

My goal in rugby league is to play as many first grade games as I can.

What do you love about Rugby League?

The thing I love most about rugby league is the mateship you make and the new people you meet.

Who has been the biggest influence on your career?

The biggest influence on my career has been my mother and my older brothers.

What is your earliest league memory?

My earliest memory in Rugby League was scoring my first full length of the field try in the under 6s.

What is your best moment in league so far?

My best moment in rugby league was playing for my country and representing my family.

Best piece of advice you have been given?

Hard work never ends.

What advice would you give to a young rugby league player?

Never give up and always give your best.

Who is the player you looked up to as a kid and why?

The player I most looked up to was Luke Patten. He always played tough even though he had a small frame.

What can’t you live without?

Clean clothes.

What is the TV show you never miss?

The TV show I can’t miss is Ramsay’s Hell Kitchen.

What is on your bucket list?

To travel the world.

If you could play another sport, what would it be?

I would love to play Tennis.

If you weren’t playing league, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t playing league I would be a school teacher.

How would you like to be remembered at the end of your career?

I would love to be remembered as a person that always put 100% effort in everything I did and a good person.

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.