Go nuts, Humbert.
Star Essendon VFL player Daniel Coghlan, will Captain the side for the 2016 season.
Chosen by his peers, the top job was awarded to Coghlan ahead of the beginning of team’s 2016 campaign.
Coach Matthew Egan spoke highly of the talented midfielder, believing his competitiveness and hard working attitude will be important for a younger team.
“Cogs rated really highly in all our leadership criteria and has proven that he is a leader both on and off the field,” Egan said.
“The way he sets the standards on the field through his ruthlessness is really well complimented by his attitude on the track and around the Club.
“He is a great communicator and highly respected by his teammates.”
Now entering his fourth season with Essendon VFL, Coghlan has proven time and time again that he is an extremely talented footballer.
Playing predominantly as an inside mid, coaches are eager to make use of his versatility and play him in different positions throughout the season.
“He really played everywhere in the pre-season and that’s great for us,” Egan said.
“It means that if we need him to play half-forward or half-back we can put him in those positions and know that he’ll be able to perform.”
Averaging 20 disposals, four marks and 4 tackles a game throughout the 2015 season, it is easy to see why the coaches were so eager to secure Coghlan’s services for the 2016 season.
Described as a ‘tenacious’ player, Coghlan’s growth has been well recognized and resulted in an invitation to test at the 2014 draft.
Despite being unlucky in his AFL pursuits, Coghlan was not disheartened, instead deciding to continue working on his game and becoming a more consistent player.
His development as a player and personal desire to improve are a testament to his character and are sure to have an impact on his teammates, inspiring them to bring their best each week.
“Cogs has already proven that he can be a standout VFL player, and we’re really looking forward to seeing how he steps it up again this year,” Egan said.
“He has already shown more confidence and voice this pre-season.
“He demands the best from everyone around him, but does it in a really positive and encouraging way.
“We really believe in Cogs and are excited to see him grow as a player and person this year.”