Force young gun on high

Kyle Godwin with current Associates players Kylan Yoxall and Thomas Masibaka.
Kyle Godwin with current Associates players Kylan Yoxall and Thomas Masibaka.

The Associates Rugby Union Football Club product, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, won the Nathan Sharpe Medal, Rising Star and Members’ Most Valuable Player prizes two days before his 21st birthday.

Godwin joined the Force in 2012, playing just a handful of games and leading his local club to a Premier Grade victory.

He has signed on to the Force until 2016.

Born in Zimbabwe, Godwin moved to Perth aged eight and joined Soaks.

He said this year he got the opportunity to start in several Force games and made the most of it.

‘I also got in a full pre-|season,’ Godwin said.

‘The players around me have been a great help, supporting me and making me believe in myself.

‘My main goal (for next season) is to get my shoulder right so I can have a good crack at pre-season. I also want to start each game for the Force.’

Western Force pre-season starts in October.