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Mitchell named Male Sports Person of the Year at Dreamtime Awards

It was inevitable that Latrell Mitchell would one day rank among Rugby League's best and his rapid rise in such a short amount of a time is a testament to his limitless potential. 

After a blistering 2018 campaign, which saw him hit career-best form, win the State of Origin series with NSW and a premiership with the Roosters, Mitchell has added yet another achievement to his name after he won the Dreamtime Male Sports Person of the Year award.

The dynamo centre fought off tough competition with fellow star athletes Greg Inglis, Kurtley Beale and Neville Jetta also nominated for the prestigious gong. 

"So honoured to win Dreamtime Male Sports Person of the Year. I represent my family and culture always," Mitchell said on Instagram.

The National Dreamtime Awards, also known as the 'new Deadlys', is an opportunity for First Nation people across Australia to be recognised in varying categories of Sport, Arts, Education and Community. 

The night marks a special occasion for elite Indigenous athletes and other influential figures to celebrate their achievements across the calendar year, with a panel of experts determining the winner in each respective category. 

Mitchell excelled at all levels he played in throughout the 2018 season, recording 248 points and 17 tries for the Roosters, while also scoring two tries in his three appearances for NSW before making his international debut for Australia.