(born 18 June 1983) in Nambour, Queensland
is an Australian professional rugby league
footballer for the Melbourne Storm
of the National Rugby League
(NRL). An Australian international
and Queensland State of Origin
, he has played his whole NRL career to date at Melbourne. In 2008, Slater was voted the best player in the world, winning the Golden Boot Award
and the RLIF Awards
international player of the year. In 2009, he was the winner of the television game show Australia's Greatest Athlete
as well as the Clive Churchill Medal
. He successfully defended his title in the second series of Australia's Greatest Athlete
. He holds the current tryscoring record for Storm with 115. He also shares the same birthday as fellow club, state and country teammate Cameron Smith
Slater began playing rugby league for the Brothers club in Innisfail, Queensland
at only four years old. He continued to make the Innisfail representative side every season until his final year with the club.
At fifteen years of age his passion for the game of Rugby League
faltered so he quit to concentrate on one of his other passions, riding horses. He also worked with the famous Waterhouse stable.
Slater commenced playing for the Melbourne Storm in 2003
. He has consistently performed since then.
Slater earnt his first representative honours with a berth on the wing in the Queensland State of Origin team. Slater had a... Read More