Long live the King!
This morning the Geelong Football Club announced that the premier ruckman in the state, Steven King, has re-signed with the club for a further two years. King has previously declared that he wants to be a 'one club player', such as the likes of Garry Hocking, Paul Couch.
King said, I am rapt with the new contract. The next few years at Geelong are going to be very exciting and I really want to be part of that. It is also my ambition to be a one club player over my career and this is another big step towards that. Alice Springs - based Geelong fanatic, Rikki said "bloody good news", "made my day", and also added that "one half of the soon to be great Blake/King combination is sewn up", while LA based 'LaLaCat' said "Steven King is what they'd call a 'franchise player' over here".
King, originally from Shepparton and later the Murray Bushrangers, has played 124 AFL matches since making his debut in 1996. Geelong recruited King as a 16 year old in the 1994 draft as compensation for Fremantle picking up one time Geelong full-back Stephen O'Reilly towards the end of 1994, but King did not come to Geelong until towards the tailend of the 1995 season.