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FOR­MER St Clair Comets player Matt Moy­lan has been named as the 2016 Pen­rith Pan­thers cap­tain.

Moy­lan started with the club when he was 15, play­ing for four years be­fore join­ing the Pan­thers.

The full­back told The Stan­dard he rel­ished his time at the Comets.

“I moved over to St Clair af­ter 10 years at St Pats (Black­town),” Moy­lan said.

“I had a few mates play­ing there, so that led me across.

“The coach­ing staff there were great and I made a fair few friends there that I’ve still got to this day.”

Long-serv­ing Comets sec­re­tary Bill Borg said even at a young age Moy­lan had a promis­ing fu­ture.

“Matt knew the game and he knew what he had to be, he dis­played great lead­er­ship skills and even won player of the year,” Borg said.

“He was al­ways a great player, had great hands and kick­ing skills. You could see that he was headed to play NRL at a very young age.”

Moy­lan said he was sur­prised by the cap­taincy of­fer, mak­ing him the youngest in the NRL, but said he was ready for the chal­lenge.

“I grew up in Doon­side, so I have al­ways been play­ing footy out in the Pen­rith area, and grow­ing up, I was com­ing to games here,” Moy­lan said.

“As a kid you just want to play first grade but to be named cap­tain is a huge hon­our and a big re­spon­si­bil­ity ... I think it will bring out a lot of con­fi­dence in me.”


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