Choc and King Manly legends for life
Saturday 15 December 2012 3:56 PM
Sea Eagles double centurions Jason King and Anthony Watmough have been granted life memberships to the Manly Warringah Rugby League Football Club in honour of their service and dedication, enshrining them both in Manly's history books.
Inducted at the club's annual general meeting, duo joined an elite group comprised of Manly legends, becoming the 55th and 56th life members.
Sea Eagles icon Steven Menzies was the previous inductee but co-captain King and Watmough are the only two people to ever receive the honour while still playing.
Both local juniors - King a product of the Belrose Eagles and Watmough from the Narrabeen Sharks - the pair are shining examples of loyalty and commitment as well as as skill, having played 215 and 241 games respectively for the club.
"As a young fella I didn't think I'd ever play for Manly at all," King said.
"So to get the opportunity to play for this great club, and then to play so many games is something I hold very close to my heart."
Both have won premierships with the Sea Eagles and gone on to represent the club at Origin level, with Watmough also playing with the Kangaroos, doing the club proud on every occasion.
They are models of passion for the club, fixtures of Northern Beaches rugby league and Manly fans are sure to agree there are no more fitting recipients for such an honour.