Menzies signs on for 2016
On the back of coach Mark Holt signing a new long-term contract at the club, more positive news followed with the 2015 Papatoetoe AFC captain and former Waitakere United Youth midfielder Daniel Menzies is staying at the club.
Coach Mark Holt on the signing said, “I know a number of clubs were chasing Daniel’s services, so to sign him for the coming season is a reflection of his loyalty and also the culture we built over the year. Daniel is not only an outstanding player, but he is a great person. He is mature well beyond his years and the fact he skippered the team for a number of games in 2015, shows his leadership abilities at an age when others are trying to workout where they fit in senior football. He approaches the game in a professional manner, which others feed off. I always tell my young players when they come to a training to see how ‘Menzies’ prepares.
On signing again for the Reds, Daniel said, “As soon as I heard Mark was staying on longer with the club, I wanted to sign. I really enjoy playing and training under him, he is ambitious about what he wants to achieve with Papatoetoe AFC. He is really passionate about the changes that are required to make the club a better environment for not only the First Team, but also the club as a whole. I also feel he is willing to put in the extra work with individual players to see us improve each session.”
Papatoetoe AFC board would like to wish Daniel the best for the 2016 season.
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