The first thing David Silver did when he moved to Gunnedah was search for a soccer side.
He found Gunnedah FC and now, he is co-captain of that club he stumbled across some four years ago.
"It's quite an honour," Silver said.
Silver joins Matt Williams in the first grade captaincy and the defender believes they bring a good mix of qualities to the role.
"He really plays as a captain where I'm a bit more vocal," Silver said.
"He leads by his actions and plays where I'll do a bit more commanding around the field." And Silver is in the perfect position to do just that at centre-back.
"Generally, most of the players should be in front of me so I should be able to see what's going on and can tell them to move forward, back, left, right," he said.
Gunnedah FC president Welington Sardinha and first grade coach Andy Cygan have both predicted a tough year for the club in the Premier Division after an outflow of players.
But, it means that a number of juniors will be promoted to the senior ranks.
"It's great seeing 14, 15, 16-year-olds join the senior side this year," Silver said.
"Some of those players are going to have to step up more and more but it's great seeing the players come through the ranks."
Despite the losses, Gunnedah FC started the year with a 4-1 win over South United. In round two they get to play their first game at the Geoff Morgan Fields against Kootingal FC.
"I think we have the best pitch in all of the area and we're very much looking forward to it," Silver said.
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