Luke Gale has wasted no time in using his leadership traits after just three weeks at Hull FC.
The former Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel joined the Black & Whites from Leeds Rhinos earlier this month.
Gale’s leadership characteristics will be an integral part of helping his teammates through pre-season training ahead of the 2022 campaign.
“A lot of it is down to mindset and I came into day one at Hull FC in a really positive frame of mind, still really excited after signing the deal,” he said.
“Coming into the club, the coach wanted to get me to spread some of my mental toughness throughout the group and that’s been important with some of the long days we’ve had in pre-season so far.
“Leadership is just a natural part of the person I am. I’ll always be willing to jump in and be vocal.”
Gale has now completed three weeks of pre-season training at the Jacuzzi® Elite Performance Centre.
The halfback is one of two new faces training with the squad, alongside Darnell McIntosh.
They will be joined by fellow new recruits Kane Evans and Joe Lovodua from New Zealand Warriors and South Sydney Rabbitohs, respectively, in the coming days.
Speaking about his introduction at the club, Gale had nothing but good words to say so far.
“It’s been a really positive three weeks so far and the boys couldn’t have been any better with me,” Gale said.
“The coaching staff have been excellent with me and they welcomed me with open arms.
“I find it really helpful that the coaching staff knew exactly what they require from me, and vice versa.”
“So it’s been a good start and I’m looking forward to what’s to come.”