RUGBY LEAGUE: Gavin Hiscox will captain the Central Queensland Capras in 2013, with hopes of a fantastic season.
After the announcement yesterday, former Yeppoon Seagulls utility player Hiscox said he was thrilled.
"It's definitely an honour," he said. "It was a bit of a shock actually, I wasn't expecting it at all so I'm very honoured and am looking forward to the season."
As a past Yeppoon A-grade captain, Hiscox will draw on his leadership experience.
"I think there will be extra responsibility, to hold myself with a bit more respect and stuff but I really just want to play good footy," he said.
Hiscox realised he would have some pretty big shoes to fill after former Capras' skipper Tim Glasby, but said he would give it a crack and look to players such as Darren Lockyer for guidance.
"Darren Lockyer was a great leader as captain of Australia and Queensland so he's definitely one that I'll look up to," he said.
"… there are a lot of leaders and a lot of boys with a lot of experience so my job is pretty easy."
Capras coach Jason Hetherington said he was proud to announce Hiscox as 2013 leader. "I'm very pleased with what he has shown and what he's done over the last six to eight weeks and I think he'll be a very good leader for the club in taking us forward and also he's a local junior from Yeppoon so I think that was very important as well," Hetherington said.
"He has a very positive attitude to what he's doing so that is very pleasing and I think his on-field leadership qualities are great, leading by example and he does that very well."
The Capras' season begins on March 16 against the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles in an away game at Stockland Park.