Titans Captaincy decision still weeks away
Friday 9 November 2012 2:50 PM
The iSelect Gold Coast Titans are yet to decide who will fill the captaincy position in 2013 following the departure of Scott Prince. Full back Will Zillman says there’s a number of players that can step up to the role.
“Luckily I don’t have to make that decision,” said Zillman. “Carty (Coach John Cartwright) knocked it on the head last week when he said there’s probably about five or six blokes that could take over the job and do it really well.”
Those 5 or 6 players are current senior players at the club and could easily fill the captaincy with the support of the playing group.
“Obviously Bails (Bailey) has been there before and he’s a true leader. You’ve got other guys like Harro (Harrison) Nate Myles as well as Minichiello. They are our leaders and they are a real chance.”
As he renewed his contract with the Titans earlier this year, Zillman was pegged as a captain in years to come, a mantle he would happily carry into 2013.
Zillman said, “If it was bestowed on me I’d be absolutely over the moon. For me personally it’s one of the highest achievements you can get in football and I’d be honored to get the role.”
The immediate concern for the Titans is regaining match fitness for the year. A heavy track session at Ashmore today proved there are a number of players stepping up their work loads after a lengthy off season. Zillman said he was impressed with the levels of fitness the Titans have maintained in their break.
“There’s plenty of fit blokes in the club and a lot of blokes have come back in pretty good nick. It’s a good start for us.”
The next few weeks will be focused on strength and fitness before getting stuck into ball work after the Christmas break.
“These six weeks leading up to Christmas are all about getting fit and strong,” said Zillman who has been at the front of the pack during pre-season training. “After Christmas we can get the ball in our hands a bit more and start to do our plays and get all that down pat.”