David King joins the Eagles as Leadership Coach for 2019

This Saturday 20th October will be David King’s first day in the new role of Leadership Coach of the Gungahlin Eagles.

The day will commence with a planning and strategy session for the entire club (members, players, volunteers, old boys and supporters) followed by a Leadership Workshop for the playing group.

The brief introductory planning session will be followed by David King’s leadership workshop for the playing group.

David King began his rugby union career with the Gungahlin Eagles as a Canberra Raiders convert in the John I Dent Cup premiership year of 2003. Following a stint playing and coaching in the UK, he returned to the Eagles Nest in 2008 to resume his playing career as a fly-half.

Since moving to Sydney in 2012, David has worked at Westmead Children’s Hospital and now as a rugby coach and teacher at Newington College. Utilising his Masters degree in Performance Psychology, David works with schools, businesses and sporting teams as a consultant on psychology, leadership and culture development.

His passion for exploring the outer limits of human potential have taken him around the globe, running and swimming across entire countries in a bid to raise funds for his charity, ‘Have Bear Will Run’ supporting kids battling cancer.

For the first time in the Eagles 51-year history, the role of Leadership coach will teach and support all players and volunteers to understand their responsibilities and grow the club by way of effective leadership.

Eagles Life and Board member Tim Davis is ecstatic about David’s appointment and says it’s another great step in the right direction for the club.

Tim says “David is a terrific man and one of the true greats of the Eagles”.

“What the board are trying to achieve here with Kingy, is allow everyone to feel empowered to lead. It’s not just the responsibility of club and team captains to be leaders, and we want to offer everyone the opportunity to be the best leader they can be even if they don’t have the official role”

All players are encouraged to partake in Saturday’s leadership session and we look forward to seeing you all there.

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