David Huxley, Beastly Man!


The 31-year old has enjoyed great success during his career, twice winning the Grand Final with the Wolves in the old NSL and, not unreasonably, he counts this as his best moments in the game. But what of the future with the Sharks?
?Playing the pre-season Johnny Warren Cup final against Sydney Olympic must be seen as good for the club as it heightens the experience for our younger players. Any final you play in is great for that alone, win, lose or draw and will stand us in good stead for the Telechoice Premier League season,? he states.
Married to Raena and with two gorgeous children, Teegan 3 and Lucas 1, Huxley is actually the Manager of Kingsgrove Sports and plays a huge role in buying the stock they carry. That alone is an achievement in this day and age but it could also be said that he is also the manager of his current position on the field; ?Where I am playing now is my favourite slot, more of a defensive/holding midfield role but I still have the opportunity of going forward,? he sniggers.
?I?m really enjoying my football at the moment and Bomber (Coach Brian Brown) has gathered together a great squad and we now have depth in all departments.
?Our pre-season was excellent and we were tough and prepared well for the current campaign which has shown in our results.
?I don?t think anyone outside the club thought we would go quite this well after six matches but we were always quietly confident and I think we would all like to meet Sydney Olympic again in we make the Grand Final to try and gain a little revenge for the pre-season result.?
Though said tongue-on-cheek it also provides testament to the belief and mental toughness this squad has this year, matched by their physical presence on the field.
Huxley mentions the younger players too and believes Brendan Gan has a huge future ahead of him: ?When Robbie Stanton and I took charge last season we gave Brendan a few runs as we both knew he was a good young player and consistent. Bomber has seen the same and he gets better with each match as he gains the experience.?
Much as ?Hux? is a deep thinker, he possesses a dry sense of humour too. When posed with the question of funniest thing seen in a football match etc. he offered two stories from the sublime to the ridiculous.
?Although not funny perhaps, there was a match I played in with George Souris where he actually broke his leg. He shouted over to me something to that effect and I told him to go down so he could get it seen to however he said he couldn?t. It turned out that when both were young players, he and his brother Paul made a pact that if this ever happened to one of them they had to walk off the pitch and remain on their feet until they did so. George was never going to let Paul beat him so he did exactly that and to this day I don?t know how he managed it,?
The other story is shorter but certainly funnier. Simply put, Shane Lyons is ?camera shy?.
Local St. George and Sutherland shire people will get that one as ?Cliffy Jnr? always seems to get his photo in the local newspaper?..
David Huxley, professional on the field and a good laugh off it.

– Micky Brock