King to captain Gladiators to success
“I love it up here and I hope to move up here one day,” Oosen said.
A passionate and enduring Gladiator will join the newcomer at the helm this season.
Ian King has played at the Gladiators for 14 years, making his way through the junior teams to now co-captain the A-Grade side.
King, 20, said he was not taking the position of responsibility lightly.
“It’s a privilege and an honour at such a young age to be a captain,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to getting back out there again.”
King said strong family ties motivated him to do his best for the Gladiators.
“I feel loyalty and love for this club,” he said.
“I’ve got my whole family behind this club. I had an uncle who was at the club ages ago and he passed away so I hope to take on that legacy.”
The second rower said he was ready to put his best foot forward and was confident of his team’s future success.
“I’m going to set personal goals and know that I can play at a high level,” King said.
“There’s pressure on players to perform and I’m hoping we’ll have a lot of success this year. I know there will be a lot more wins than last year.
“I’m really confident we will make the finals and the more support from the fans we get, the better we’ll play.”
Mareeba Gladiator co-captain Ian King has called on fans to support the A-Grade side at home games.