Cameron King : « The level of championship is great »
We have met Fethearstone Rovers hooker Cameron King, who accept to talk with us about his new life in England.
Cameron, Why did you choose to come to England and join Featherstone ?
Ryan Carr the coach gave me a call late November and asked me if I’d be interested in playing in the UK. I didn’t have a contract and I thought why not I’m gonna take this chance with both hands and really go all in on it.
He spoke to me and his passion and ambition for the club and for the game, that was enough to make me want to commit to that. I didn’t know anyone coming over here so that was a bit daunting but the club is great and the team had welcomed me with open arms.
What will you retain from your years in Parramatta ?
I’ll take some great friendships and memories from Parramatta. Made some really good friends and played semi final football so that’s something I’ll always remember. I’ll take away some life lessons too. I felt let down by some people who I had a good relationship with but life goes on and I’m happier now than I have been in years.
What are the differences between English trainings methods and Australia’s ?
I think the main difference is in the intensity and detail of every single aspect of the game. The NRL is so close and if your not at your best each week your going to get beaten.
What do you think of the level of the Championship ?
I think it’s great. It’s a different style of footy to back in Aus but we are up against some good competition each week and we need to improve each week if we are serious about giving the competition a real shake.
Are you satisfied with the Rovers beginning of the season ? and with your personal performance ?
I think we are getting there slowly and are improving each week. There are still lots of areas to improve but it’s a long season so we have to stick at it and trust our system we have at Fev. Personally I’ve been happy. I’m still adjusting to the style of play here but I feel I can be a leader of this team and help out other guys improve also.
Is this a goal To play in Super League ?
My goal is to give everything I have got to Fev Rovers and if that leads to something else in the future then that’s great but I need to focus all my energy into what I can control and that’s play well at Fev.
What do you know about French Rugby League ?
Not a lot to be honest. I know they are passionate and love their footy so I’m excited to play over in France during the season and experience the atmosphere.