Tim Mannah named City Origin Vice-Captain
Tuesday 16 April 2013 2:30 PM
The Pirtek Parramatta Eels would like to congratulate Tim Mannah who has been named vice-captain for the City Origin representative game!
Tim says being picked as one of the leaders of the team is fantastic news.
"It's a great honour - it's always a great week in camp, it's an awesome bunch of boys we have here," he said.
"Freddy Fittler's a great coach as well, he makes it really enjoyable, and we're looking forward to having a great week."
Tim says it's an honour to be vice-captain; especially seeing he's now one of the more experienced players in the side.
"It's funny how age creeps up on you a bit, even in the rep teams I'm getting a bit older now and becoming one of the senior players," he laughed.
"It's good to have a bit more responsibility here, and I'm looking forward to doing my part to lead the team."
The team travels to Coffs Harbour on Thursday to spend a few days in town before Sunday's game - which Tim says is an important part of the rep calendar.
I think it's a great initiative - especially for the guys in the country. Whenever we go to a town, they buy into it so much and it mea s a lot for them," he said.
"And for us it's a great opportunity getting into a rep game - the experience is something you can't get in an other game."
Click here to buy tickets to the City/Country game in Coffs Harbour.