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Jason King announces his retirement

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by drower, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. drower

    drower Member

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    big announcent within the hour

    What's the big announcement being made in the next hour announced on twitter
  2. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    RE: big announcent within the hour

    Jason King's retirement.
  3. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: big announcent within the hour

    It's Jason king retiring. Just got the members email.
  4. strone33

    strone33 Well-Known Member

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    RE: big announcent within the hour

    King retierment at seasons end
  5. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles life member Jason King has today announced he will retire at the end of the 2014 National Rugby Leage Season.

    33 year-old King, who has played 235 games of NRL to date, said he was ready to call time on his playing career after 14 seasons at the elite level.

    He will depart the game having helped establish the Sea Eagles as the most dominant side of the past decade, a feat that includes captaining his beloved Sea Eagles for a significant part of that time.

    “It’s not an easy decision to step away from the game I love. I’ve thought a lot about it, discussed it many, many times with my family and simply feel that it’s the right time to hang up the boots at season’s end,” said King.

    “The Sea Eagles are a part of me and will always be. I was a even Belrose Eagle as a young one, so to have had the privilege of playing first-grade football for such a long period of time for my local team makes me incredibly proud.

    “Highlights would obviously be winning the 2008 Grand Final in the way we did. So too the 2011 Grand Final, despite not being able to be out there on the field. As well as putting on the Blue jersey of NSW. They all meant a great deal to me and are memories that I will cherish forever.

    “I want to take this opportunity to thank the members, fans, sponsors and staff of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles - I can’t thank you enough for the support you have shown me over the years on and off the field.

    “To all of my teammates and coaches over the years, I sincerely thank you. To Geoff, my current teammates and coaching staff, I’m looking forward to working alongside you all as hard as ever over these next few weeks. We’ve still got a job to do.

    “Lastly, but most importantly, I would like to thank my family; my parents for everything they have ever done for me and especially my wife Jackie and our son William for their unconditional love and support.” he added.

    Sea Eagles General Manager, David Perry, said: “Jason’s leadership over the years has been unquestionable, his service to the Club immense and time given to the game of rugby league second-to-none.

    “Jason joins a fine list of local juniors who have played and captained this Club. We thank him for this significant contribution and wish him and his family all the for the future.” said Mr Perry.

    Sea Eagles Head Coach, Geoff Toovey, thanked King for his loyalty and leadership both on and off the field.

    “Jason has spent half his life with the Sea Eagles, and has been amazing player, clubman and role-model throughout that entire time,” said Toovey.

    “I want to thank Jason for his contribution to the team and the Club, and we all look forward to trying to send him out in the best possible way in a few weeks time,” said Toovey.

    At the conclusion of the Sea Eagles 2014 campaign, King will continue with his Law studies while also getting ready to welcome a second edition to his family.

    Over his 14-season career Jason King has played 235 first grade games and was a part of the record breaking 2008 Grand Final side that won the Premiership. He also played in two World Club Challenge Championships (2008, 2012) with the Sea Eagles.

    The former Dally M Captain of the Year (2012) and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Life Member has been capped on two occasions for the New South Wales Blues and represented NSW City three times.
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  6. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great career Kingy. Great servant of the club. Will be sorely missed.
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  7. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. A terrific club man. Let's hope he can bow out the same way that Beaver did in 2008.
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  8. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    Good decision Kingy. I think it is time, and you've been a great servant!

    To think he has a degree in Law! NRL/Manly, keep this man involved in the game!
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  9. bennyeagle

    bennyeagle Well-Known Member

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    On ya kingy !!!! All the best champ !
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  10. TWO DOGS

    TWO DOGS Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Congratulations on a wonderful career. A Manly man through and through.
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  11. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Congrats on a great career King dog!
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  12. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with the future Jason! Hope you remain close to the team in some role.
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  13. EagleBoi13

    EagleBoi13 Well-Known Member

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    I stand and applaud an absolute legend! Thank you Kingy, you champion.

    GOOOOO MANLY, do it for Kingdog and Gifty!!!
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  14. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great to get a chance for the Brookie Crowd to cheer Kingy off in style :angel:

    Thanks for the memories - that pass to L'Strange for Kitey's 2008 GF try, is forever etched in our hearts :heart:
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  15. Ranger

    Ranger Armchair Expert

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    Congratulations Kingy, good timing and a great career!

    Here's hoping for a premiership win to seal it! :D
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  16. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great career and very good decision to retire. Unfortunately his body has let him down the last couple of years. Well Done Kingy!!!
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  17. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,234 / 9
    Bowing out at the right time, a great ambassador for the club, a no fuss type of guy every team needs. I bet several other players in the team are looking at this and thinking "That's how I want to go out.."

    Long live the King!
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  18. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A Wonderful club man .
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  19. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Love you Kingy! One more title to bow out on would be fitting for this Manly hero.
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  20. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    It's good to be the King.
    Great clubman who loved and gave his all for this Mighty club.
    Two Manly legends bowing out in style on Sunday arvo at Brookie.
    Give them a big win boys.
    Manly by 13+
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