Wagga footballer Cameron King will head to his new club in England looking forward to being more competitive.
The Kangaroos junior has signed a one-year deal with English championship club Featherstone for the upcoming season after being released by Parramatta in September.
After playing 11 games with the Eels last year, where the club won the wooden spoon, King will head to the United Kingdom with a simple goal.
“Obviously with the year we had last year at Parramatta, I just want to get back to being competitive,” King said.
“I want to get out there and win, more than anything. I really want to get back into competing and move on from last year.”
King, 27, will arrive at Featherstone after eight seasons in the NRL, where he managed 43 games across three clubs – Parramatta, North Queensland and St George-Illawarra.
King created a lot of attention in November when he advertised his playing services on social media. Despite that, the deal with Featherstone was only completed this week.
“This deal popped up pretty late, just before Christmas and it all happened pretty quick, there was not much time to think about it,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to it. It’s not something I really thought was going to be possible back in September when I was let go by the Eels. But I stayed patient and resilient, hoping something would pop up and I’m pretty excited by the opportunity to go over there.”
Featherstone finished fifth in this year’s English championship and have a new coach this season, Ryan Carr, who King has played representative football with in the past.
King has began applications for a visa this week and hopes to get to his new club in coming weeks with the competition set to begin on February 3.
Featherstone are thrilled to have King on board and described the signing of the goalkicking hooker as a ‘massive coup for a championship club’.
King is no stranger to the UK, having helped the Dragons to their World Club Challenge victory in 2011.