Mullet no more
- Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Mullet no more
Ray Daniels says he’d rather be known for his footballing talents than his former eye-catching hairstyle.
The 21-year-old moved from Swan Districts Football Club to Subiaco in search of more opportunity and is now reaping the benefits.
After managing only four senior appearances for Swans last season, Daniels has already tallied 9 in maroon and gold including a four goal haul which saw him named best on ground effort against Perth in round 9.
Daniels, who started growing his trademark mullet the week he played against South Fremantle in 2012, decided to shave it following his new club’s first meeting with the Bulldogs.
“It was the first time I’d played against them since I started growing it, so I thought it would be appropriate to get rid of it after that game, plus I wanted to be known more for how I played than for my hairstyle.” A comical Daniels said.
And while he’s happy to joke about hairstyles, the aggressive forward-flanker takes his football very serious. Daniels says he loves his new home at the Subiaco Football Club.
“Just the professionalism and how organised the club is with things like weights and getting feedback from coaches and all those things… all the stats from the weekend, KPI’s and all those kinds of things, there wasn’t anything like that at Swans.”
Daniels starred in his first outing against his old side, gathering 24 disposals and kicking a telling goal during the last quarter of Subiaco’s hard fought 13-point win in round 10.
Daniels says he’s looking forward to taking on the Swans at Medibank on Saturday.
“I want to play well against my old team and it’s another game that we have to win but it’s one of those games that means a fair bit more and I just really want to beat them so that I can say changing clubs was the right move.”