Gcfc locks in terranora boy as it looks to the big league
THE Gold Coast Football Club has recruited another player from its TAC Cup squad with captain Marc Lock agreeing to a contract for next season.
Lock, 18, from Terranora, joins nine other young players who have been contracted to GCFC and has played a key role in this year's TAC Cup campaign, with the club likely to play finals in September.
He has participated full-time in the elite training program led by coach Guy McKenna at the Gold Coast Stadium, Carrara as the club continues its build-up to AFL football in 2011.
Born in Adelaide, Lock relocated to the Tweed and played with the Coolangatta Blues and then the Southport Sharks before joining the GCFC squad this year.
He has been a strong performer in the mid-field and consistently features as one of the best players on the ground.
McKenna said Lock was well-respected among the group as captain and the contract gives him an opportunity to continue his hard work and potentially be on the GCFC list for 2011.
“To be voted captain by his peers puts him in fairly high regard amongst the playing group,” McKenna said.
“His work ethic and natural leadership attributes on the field are the type of qualities we are looking for with such a young group of players.
“We are pleased he has agreed to join us and be part of the Gold Coast Football Club journey to AFL in 2011.”