Sydney Roosters Assistant Coach Matt King discussed his new role with the Emerging Blues squad and the new Blues ideals under Club legend Brad Fittler at January's Emerging Blues Camp.
King has been involved with the Emerging Blues in the past, but was ecstatic to be involved once again under new Blues coach and Roosters legend Brad Fittler.
With a group of all star coaches working under Fittler (including Roosters Assistant Coach Craig Fitzgibbon and Blues legend Danny Buderus), King believes that there's something special happening with the young crop of talent in New South Wales.
"There’s a wealth of talent within New South Wales and Freddy has taken the opportunity in January to get those guys together, get them to know each other and start to fall in love with the Blues if they haven’t already," said King.
"Hopefully with these boys we can start to build some love for the Blues jumper and when they do get that opportunity it means so much more to them."
King has a wealth of experience in the Origin arena and is thrilled to be able to remain involved now that he no longer plays the game.
"To play Origin was enormous and now that I’m retired to still be involved means the world to me.
"To potentially have an influence on the next crop coming through is really exciting for me."
This upcoming season will be the first year with Fittler as Head Coach, and he's got nothing but support from Matt King.
"Freddy’s got such a great ability to gel a group of men together.
"He’s starting that process now at a younger level with these guys, which is really smart."
Watch the full chat with Matt King above.