Top marks for promising Manly young fun

Promising young fullback Tom Trbojevic has proven he’s got more than just a freakish rugby league talent.

Students across NSW received their ATAR yesterday, and Trbojevic, who recently graduated from Pittwater High School, received an outstanding result.

The 2014 Holden Cup Player of the year was rewarded with an ATAR of 94.3, capping off a memorable year for the 18-year-old.

“I did do a lot of study, so I guess the hard work for me has paid off. That gets me into my university course at Macquarie. I’ll be studying Economics and Finance,” Trbojevic said.

“At some stages (during the season) it was difficult when we were travelling away to try and get some study and to go well, but by the end I just managed to sacrifice other things that I enjoyed doing to study. I’ve got a good result, which is good for me.”

Tom, the younger brother of Sea Eagles NRL player Jake, is currently in his first full pre-season with the first-grade side.

Training with idols like of Brett Stewart, Steve Matai and Jamie Lyon, Trbojevic loves every minute of the gruelling pre-season schedule.

“It’s been really enjoyable. It’s been tough but really enjoyable. I’ve learnt a lot of new things from the coaching staff and hopefully I can carry them on to next season.”

As for training with his big bro…

“It’s been a bit different. We’re used to playing backyard footy, but we’re on the field training together,” Trbojevic said.

“My ultimate goal is to play NRL. It’s been a dream since I’ve been growing up. Hopefully I have a good season next year and keep improving. Hopefully I’ll reach that dream.”

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