Dyldam Parramatta Eels new recruit Cameron King is settling in to the Blue and Gold with ease.
After making the move down south, after stints at the St George Illawarra Dragons and the North Queensland Cowboys, King said the past few weeks of pre-season have been enjoyable.
Re-uniting with several former teammates and friends, King is excited for the 2016 season to begin.
“There are a lot of new players this year and it’s a good feeling around the club,” King said.
“There is are some new staff here as well, and we have started to progress into a bit of ball work over the last few weeks and the guys are really looking good, with a lot of the new recruits looking really good too.”
“I am settling in really good. I knew a few of the boys here before I came here, and everyone is really welcoming and I am really enjoying my time here so far and I can’t wait to start playing,” King added.
Along with fellow Eels teammate Danny Wicks, King spent an afternoon last week assisting at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead – Party Day (4 December 2015).
The Blue and Gold have a long-standing relationship with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, spanning nearly two decades, and King was more than happy to lend a hand putting smiles on their guests faces.
“It is great to come out here and see the kids and put some smiles on faces and run a bit of a pass the ball competition. It’s been a great afternoon,” King said.
King knows his role as a footy player extends far beyond his performances on the field.
“We are lucky enough to be able to get out into the community and do things like the Party Day here today, but we cover a wide variety of things as footy players,” King said.
“We are just lucky that we are able to come out here, put a smile on some faces, make some kids happy today and just have a bit of fun.”