New Monarchs captain Craig Cook said he is “truly honoured” to have been handed the role of succeeding Derek Sneddon to lead the capital side this season.
Cook, 27, who was unveiled as skipper at the club’s practice session last Saturday, said: “I’m really excited and pleased to be captain of the Monarchs, although I’ll admit the role could be a bit challenging for me at times, but I’m looking forward to it.
“I think the management have assembled another good-looking side and we could win more trophies again this year.
“Everyone knows how much I love Monarchs and to be named captain is even more special to me.”
Monarchs’ co-promoter John Campbell commented: “Craig has blue and gold running through his veins and is so passionate about Monarchs. Craig did not put himself forward for the job, but we all agreed he was a deserving candidate and we are all glad he accepted the position.” Cook’s team-mate Sam Masters said: “Craig is pretty laid back most of the time and he’ll do a good job.
“He certainly gave me a lot of help last season. He has a hard act to follow, though, in Derek who was a great captain.”