Sport

Proctor promises to lead by example

Kevin Proctor sets the pace during a Gold Coast Titans training session.
Kevin Proctor sets the pace during a Gold Coast Titans training session. DAVE HUNT

RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Gold Coast Titans co-captain Kevin Proctor has vowed to everything he can to earn back the respect of the people he let down with his recent drug ban.

Proctor had not spoken publicly since he and former New Zealand captain Jesse Bromwich were caught on CCTV in Canberra allegedly snorting cocaine after going on a bender following the Anzac Test last month.

Proctor stood down voluntarily from the Gold Coast captaincy he shared with Ryan James and was banned for four matches by the club as well as being punted from the Kiwis' team for the World Cup later this year.

Kevin Proctor is hit hard during the Round 15 clash against the Rabbitohs in Sydney.
Kevin Proctor is hit hard during the Round 15 clash against the Rabbitohs in Sydney. DAVID MOIR

The second-rower returned to action on Friday night in the Titans' loss to South Sydney but said he still owed the club plenty.

"I owe them a lot, I've got to earn everyone's respect back, I guess,” Proctor said.

"I let a lot of people down, including my teammates, the club, my country, the NRL and most of all, my family.

"Once I start earning everyone's respect back and getting back to doing what I love, I'll move on from this.”

Proctor, who only joined the Titans this season and was sidelined with knee and shoulder injuries before his club-imposed suspension, said his time on the sidelines had been tough.

"It was hard. It was a tough couple of weeks but I've been working with the welfare team at the Titans, Smithy (Peter Smith) and Jen Cross ... and they've been really good for me,” he said.

"I've been doing some work with the Salvation Army as well and doing some things for others just makes you feel a lot better doing things for other people.

"Especially that first couple of weeks (it was difficult) but the club's been behind me and I've been working with Peter Smith and Jen Cross, the welfare people at the club and they've been really good for me and ... getting my personal life back on track.”

It's not only the club that Proctor has let down, with the 28-year-old most disappointed his actions reflect poorly on his family.

"I need to be a better role model to my kids and that's why I'm working really hard to put all this behind me and just get back to playing,” he said.

While James hinted Proctor wanted to win back his official leadership position, the man himself said it was not a priority.

"That's not really in my thought process at the moment, I just want to get back out on the field and lead with my actions and put all that stuff behind me,” he said.

Topics:  drug ban gold coast titans jessie bromwich kevin proctor nrl rugby league



Yacht club gets its iconic race back

The finish line inside Coffs Harbour's jetty will be in use this summer for the Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race.

Newport to Coffs Coast yacht race starts at Pittwater on December 27

Resident's run-in with wild dogs sparks investigations

A Boambee resident was confronted by three wild dogs outside her house.

Multi-agency reponse after incident.

A rock 'n' roll band with plenty of ability

THE RED HOTS: Drummer Marc, guitarist Gil Morgan, singer Renee, Scott on harmonica and bassist Rod. Absent: Ashlea on tambourine. Coffs Harbour, June 28, 2017.

Coffs band has a message to play loud and clear

Local Partners

Numbers add up for students

Eight of St John Paul College's finest mathematicians travelled by minibus to UNE Armidale to participate in the Year 8 Mathematics Day.


Challenge for cyclists of all levels and ages

This year's C.ex McDonald's Cycle Challenge is being held on Sunday, August 6. You can ride in the the 10km family ride, 20km, 40km, 60km, or the 100km challenge.

This year's cycle challenge is being held on Sunday, August 6.

New developments announced for Curryfest

TASTE TREATS: New developments for Curryfest 2017.

Fresh ideas and developments show no sign of slowing down.

Bundy mum blogging to get families offline

FAMILY FUN: Deonie Crowther is holding family craft sessions at the Windmill Cafe in Bargara.

Crafty projects a hit with parents and children

Cleverman in a battle for survival

Koen is the only hope for the Hairypeople, as he realises the full potential of his powers in season two of the ABC's hit sci-fi series.

Game of Thrones: Crucial details you probably forgot

Emilia Clarke in a scene from season 7 of Game of Thrones.

There are some crucial story points to remember before season seven.

There's a bear in there

Big Ted and the gang are coming to town

July Bollywood Markets bring food and fun

FUN FAIR: The next Bollywood Beach Market is on July 1.

THE colour, the sights, the aromas, the joyful vibe.

Pregnant Serena Williams nude on cover of Vanity Fair

"My heart dropped. Like literally it dropped,”

Watch the game at Woopi C.ex

BARNSTORMING: Andrew Fifita of the NSW Blues.

Origin decider at C.ex Woolgoolga

Where is the newest property hotspot?

New apartment development being snapped up by locals.

Island caretaker has weeks to live, abandons paradise

St Bees managing director Phil Webb, has been struck with illness and it has prompted the sale of the island.

His health has deteriorated in the past couple of months

Prime CBD site sold as laneway culture progresses

The Longs building Ruthven Street has been purchased by a group of investors to be renovated into a series of shops/eateries.  June 2017

How investors and council plan to transform the Toowoomba CBD

House build hits the spot

Owner Libby Parish from Thora commissioned licensed builder Cormac McMullan, of Cormac & Co to build her a two bedroom, one bathroom house with a skillion roof.

Is this the answer to affordable housing on the Coffs Coast?

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!