Banner image

Captain Kalas to lead Robins

Tomas Kalas will lead City for the 2020/21 campaign after being appointed the Robins captain.

The Czech Republic defender has worn the armband on several occasions in his 65 appearances since arriving at Ashton Gate in the summer of 2018 and the 27-year-old central defender now takes on the full-time role in BS3.

And a proud Kalas said: “I feel very honoured to be a captain of such a great club as Bristol City and to be a captain of this team, this bunch of people whom I have got to know over last couple years, and I can’t wait for where this journey together will take us.

“For me personally it won’t change much as I want to stay the same person and be who I am. I want to be there for the young lads and to help them to shine and I also want to be there for the more experienced guys even more than I have been.

“I believe in one thing and that is that team is worth more than any individual talent and so I want to be an example of a team player and I believe the rest of the lads will follow.”

Head Coach Dean Holden told Robins TV: “What I want in a captain is a winning mentality, someone who puts demands on himself and others and goes the extra mile to help people around him on the pitch.

“Tomas is a fantastic player and someone I have got a lot of time for as a person. He is a bit different – and I like that. He was really excited when I spoke to him and feels really honoured and proud to be captain of this football club.

“I had it in the back of my mind in the early part of pre-season. I just wanted to watch and see how things developed and pretty quickly I was sure that Tomas was the man and I am looking forward to him leading our team our this season.”

Holden believes Kalas can draw on a wealth of leaders within the City squad, saying: “Certainly on the pitch we have got a lot of experience who can help Tomas along the way. Most players don’t need the armband to be a leader. We are trying to develop leaders from within, and from within our young players. Every day in training, in meetings, we encourage them to become leaders.”

Latest News

✍️ Bentley joins Robins

✍️ Bentley joins Robins

Posted: Friday, July 1st 2022

📸 Gallery: Bentley's signing day

📸 Gallery: Bentley's signing day

Posted: Friday, July 1st 2022

🎥: Robins Uncut 040: Conway Cam and Curtis Fleming mc'd up

🎥: Robins Uncut 040: Conway Cam and Curtis Fleming mc'd up

Posted: Friday, July 1st 2022

ℹ️ Sunderland Mates Rates Codes

ℹ️ Sunderland Mates Rates Codes

Posted: Friday, July 1st 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

Pacific Nations Cup: Victory for Vui's Samoa, Tonga beaten
Rugby icon

Pacific Nations Cup: Victory for Vui's Samoa, Tonga beaten

Chris Vui and Charles Piutau were in action in the opening round of the Pacific Nations Cup, with Tonga beaten by Fiji and Samoa edging out Australia A.

Posted: Sunday, July 3rd 2022 • Rugby

World Cup winner Sophie Halhead to join Bears Women board
Rugby icon

World Cup winner Sophie Halhead to join Bears Women board

England international and World Cup winner, Sophie Halhead will join the Bears Women board ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Posted: Friday, July 1st 2022 • Rugby

Quartet named in Red Roses pre-season training squad
Rugby icon

Quartet named in Red Roses pre-season training squad

Four Bristol Bears have been named in Head coach Simon Middleton's 37-player Red Roses pre-season training squad ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Posted: Friday, July 1st 2022 • Rugby

Bristol Flyers - Top 10 dunks of the 2021/22 season
Basketball icon

Bristol Flyers - Top 10 dunks of the 2021/22 season

We count down the Bristol Flyers Top 10 dunks of the 2021/22 season.

Posted: Friday, July 1st 2022 • Basketball

London Lions clash picked for Sky Sports broadcast
Basketball icon

London Lions clash picked for Sky Sports broadcast

Bristol Flyers’ trip to London Lions in December has been selected by Sky Sports for live broadcast.

Posted: Thursday, June 30th 2022 • Basketball