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Josh Florey appointed new Stars’ Captain

10th September 2019    News

Josh Florey has been appointed as the new Captain of the Oxford City Stars – by the club legend he is replacing.

Darren Elliott who retired at the end of last season selected his replacement as part of his new role as Assistant Coach.

He appointed Josh Florey as Captain with Joe Edwards, Dax Hedges and Alex Staples as Assistant Captains.

Legacy: Darren Elliott hands over the Captaincy to Josh Florey. Photo by Mark Brinded

Josh said: “It’s an honour to be made Captain of the Stars, my hometown club. I’m brimming with pride.

“I’m taking over from Oxford legend and good friend Darren Elliott and so I’ve got huge boots to fill.

“It’s going to be a massive learning curve for me, but it’s an opportunity I feel ready for.

“With the A’s that have been picked it really could have been anyone of us, so I am delighted I got the nod.

“I believe we will work well together as a leadership group to get the best out of the team and each other.”

Darren Elliott said: “Josh has been given the ‘C’ as I see a lot of similarities between him and myself.

“He is great in the room, takes on all little tasks off the ice and puts in time with the junior set. He is a great team guy and willing to do what is right by the team and I have every faith he will be a great leader for the stars.

“I chose Dax and Joey as they are long serving players and products of the club. They’re also great guys in the room and know what is needed and required to be an A. They put the team first and will do a great job.

“Alex has a lot of experience having come from a good club, he knows what it takes to win and is also a team first guy.

“Anyone of these guys could have been given either of the roles and it wasn’t an easy decision and I’m sure they will all fulfil the positions and more.”

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