Curtis Scott has certainly packed a lot into his first 16 NRL games.

A debut in 2016, Premiership triumph in 2017 and now he can add a leadership role for the 2018 season.

The 20-year-old has this year been promoted to Melbourne’s Storm Emerging Leaders group alongside Kenny Bromwich, Cheyse Blair, Curtis Scott, Josh Addo-Carr, Christian Welch and Joe Stimson.

It is a terrific vote of confidence in Scott who has enjoyed a bright start to his career in Melbourne and now has the opportunity to create his own footprint in the side having recently signed a new three-year deal.

He admits the elevation to the Emerging Leaders, overseen by Ryan Hoffman and Nick Maxwell, caught him off guard but it is an opportunity he is excited to embrace.

“I was pretty surprised when Craig put my name in the group of the boys who got picked,” Scott said.

“It is obviously exciting for me, nothing is really going to change from what I’ve been doing but it is great to be part of.”

“I’ve always had leadership traits but I didn’t think that I was going to be put in an emerging leadership group with most of the team being older than me. It is something I am looking forward to taking on board and getting better at.”

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