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


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Work gearing up on $2.2 million transport upgrade

UPGRADE: Bongaree is in for a makeover

Bongaree is set to recieve a massive makeover on it's transport link

Vital Queensland service needs your help

THEY help 40,000 people by providing more than 140 services.

Shock as toddler's accused killer walks free on bail

Ryan Hodson was released from prison on bail.

THE teen accused of killing toddler Mason Lee has been set free.

Local Partners

Gunmen rob Deception Bay man after night out

Police are investigating an incident where a man was robbed at gun point after leaving a licenced premises in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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

Take luxury food, wine tour around Toowoomba

FOODIE CULTURE: Emily Moon (left) and Cheryse Bliesner with the Hummer used for Toowoomba's Luxury Food and Wine Tour.

It is designed to highlight the best produce the region has to offer

Country music stars coming to Ipswich

Ipswich will get it's country on when The Country Superstars Tribute Show hits town on Friday, June 30 at Brothers Leagues Club.

A UNIQUE tribute show will bring a bit of country into the city.

Game of Thrones: Crucial details you probably forgot

IT’S been a while since we’ve been to Westeros. But there are some crucial story points you need to remember before we head back there for season seven.

Pregnant Serena Williams nude on cover of Vanity Fair

"My heart dropped. Like literally it dropped,”

Wonder Woman sequel underway

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

IT’S no surprise plans are already underway for Wonder Woman 2.

MasterChef: Fish fry feast too much for Ipswich cook

Willowbank native Nicole Stevenson has been eliminated from MasterChef.

NICOLE Stevenson narrowly misses out on MasterChef's Top 10.

Thor on holiday: Chris Hemsworth is here!

If you didn't know who he was - you'd think he was a local

Agent judged among the world's best

Century 21 on Duporth principal Damien Said with team members Ryan Tomlinson, Jamie Smith, Kristie Cannon, Andrew Richardson and Sarah Beckman at the Maroochydore office.

Sunshine Coast real estate agent named in world-wide group's top 25

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

Gateway opens to $3b Coast mega estate

VISION: An artist's impression of the Palmview development 'Harmony' and its linear park.

New road provides link from the past to the future

Major German supermarket set to open in southeast Queensland

German supermarket giant Kaufland is understood to have approached southeast Queensland councils about a possible distribution centre, which would kickstart the establishment of new supermarkets.

Supermarket giant Kaufland has its eyes firmly on Queensland.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!