MATT CAPTAINS PANTHERS
EX-ST CLAIR STAR WILL CAPTAIN THE PANTHERS
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.”