Carl was awarded the New Zealand Bravery Medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for an extreme act of bravery in 2012. He received his medal from the Governor General of New Zealand Dame Patsy Reddy in 2016.
The traumatic event he experienced changed his life in so many ways. He had an epiphany directly after which shaped his thinking around why he had survived and what his purpose in life needed to be. In the months following this event he refocused his energy into giving back by developing the Super 6 High Performance program helping young aspiring athletes fulfil their potential in sport and life by offering the very best physical and emotional development program not dependent on ability, socio economic background, religious beliefs, ethnic origin or gender.
Since launching the Super 6 High Performance Program in 2016 their training center in Blacktown International Sportspark has had over 20,000 visits.